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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Corporate in Australia

Our Corporate Group is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Australian and global companies. We are particularly well known for our high-end mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and private equity practices. With offices across the globe, we provide our clients with something that no other Australian law firm can offer – a leading Australian practice with access to an integrated global platform.

Our areas of experience include corporate governance and compliance, corporate advisory, due diligence, foreign investment, hostile and recommended takeover bids, joint ventures and alliances, privatisation/corporatisations, public/private partnerships, as well as spin-offs, demergers and stock exchange listings.

The Corporate Group is organised in the following subgroups.

The recent August 2012 Takeover Panel decision in Austock Group Limited (for whom Baker & McKenzie were acting) has significant implications for prospective bidders, particularly in relation to bid funding. The Panel made a declaration of unacceptable circumstances in relation the failure by Mariner Corporation Limited (the applicant) to arrange funding for its proposed bid for Austock. This alert provides a summary of various interesting aspects, including a summary of key implications for prospective bidders.
Our Germany-based lawyers discuss issues related to the successful implementation of internal investigations in thirteen jurisdictions, including Brazil, Great Britain, China and USA, in the book, Corporate Internal Investigations.
The Fall 2013 newsletter covers Mexican government reforms, the new anti-competition laws, and the new Mexican federal law related to transactions with funds from illegal sources.
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We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 76 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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