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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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Sustainable solutions

Growing environmental awareness and concern worldwide is changing the way companies operate. From emissions trading to harnessing clean and renewable energy sources, sustainable business initiatives are gaining ground in markets across the world. Corporate environmental programs are rewarded with tax breaks and subsidies. But accountability standards are higher and sanctions, more severe. Repercussions from missteps are more resounding, from loss of public trust to criminal liability.

At Baker & McKenzie, we have a long-standing commitment to helping companies fluently respond to the risks — and opportunities — of environmental law and regulation anywhere around the globe. We also take our shared responsibility of protecting the environment very seriously, collaborating on many international efforts to promote and uphold sustainable business practices, including climate change initiatives. Our team of more than 300 environment lawyers delivers innovative and commercially realistic advice, and our quality of work is ranked among the best in the world's league tables and directories.

Baker & McKenzie's Environment and Environmental Markets Practice brings together its more traditional environmental law practice with its climate change, carbon markets and water practices to form a dedicated Environment and Environmental Markets Practice Group which more accurately reflects what we believe is the future of the way in which environmental issues will be regulated and is more reflective of the approach many of our clients are taking. We continue to offer clients traditional environmental and planning law advice as well as advice in relation to clean and renewable energy markets, waste and biodiversity as well as the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries.

The Ministry of Labor issued a formal proposal for oil and gas companies to join the Federal Agreement on the Oil and Gas Industry and Construction of the Oil and Gas Complex of Russia for 2014–2016, or to opt out by submitting a written refusal. The agreement provides additional benefits and rights to employees and trade unions.
On 20 August 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior presented a draft legislation that introduces mandatory IT and cyber security measures designed to ensure the protection of IT systems. The Draft IT Security Act is part of the Federal Government's Digital Agenda 2014-2017, and provides for binding minimum IT security standards for critical infrastructures. The attached Client Alert outlines the draft and discusses its requirements.
On June 5 2014, the Peruvian Congress passed the Payment for Ecosystem Services Law (PES Law), that aims to promote, regulate and supervise the Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes.
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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.
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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