Baker & McKenzie in Europe, Middle East & Africa
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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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Welcome to Baker & McKenzie in Europe, Middle East & Africa

We are committed to helping clients succeed in Europe and the rest of the world.

The depth of our legal knowledge and experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is unrivalled.

Lawyers in our 36 offices provide clients with comprehensive legal advice and the highest level of service across 26 jurisdictions in the region. Locally qualified and globally experienced, they are fluent in various practice areas and are recognized by clients and their peers as being at the very top of their profession.

Baker & McKenzie has been helping companies master challenges and opportunities in this dynamic region for almost 50 years. We understand how rapid economic and technological change is driving increasing focus on cost and new ways of working. Taking an industry sector approach, our multidisciplinary teams provide client-focused and pragmatic advice to ensure we help solve business as well as legal problems.

Working at Baker & McKenzie requires a global mindset and openness to frequent collaboration with both colleagues and clients. We follow defined criteria for hiring and offer a rich continuum of development and skill-building programs to our lawyers throughout their careers.

With Africa having a number of the fastest-growing economies worldwide, it is expected to catch the eye of more and more businesses looking to make investments. This attractiveness, however, requires sufficient infrastructure to be translated into actual investments and returns. What this means for Africa is elaborated on in this edition’s Feature section along with other legal developments across EMEA.
Russia recently incorporated regulations on hiring, transferring and terminating foreign nationals into its labor code. We examine the new rules, which take effect on 1 January 2015, in our client alert.
The European Union aims to address the falsification of medicines by verifying product authenticity and making product packaging identifiable. What will this mean for pharmacies? Our lawyers Helga Biro and Denes Csoba examine this issue.
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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

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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Passionately global
We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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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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