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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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Protection

With an established presence in markets that make up 80 percent of the world economy, Baker & McKenzie is uniquely positioned to provide strategic advice on local consumer laws, practices and customs. We apply a holistic approach to identifying and managing potential risks, helping businesses protect their reputation wherever their products and services are sold.

We have acted on some of the most sensitive and high profile international product recall matters, swiftly mobilizing seamless assistance in the promulgation of recall programs and in the direction of recall campaigns. And when necessary, our lawyers can act in multiple forums and before courts to protect your business. Baker & McKenzie’s litigators have handled thousands of product liability and mass tort matters across numerous industries.

How we can help

Across borders and industries, our lawyers provide seamless advice and tailored services on

  • Product safety strategies and key issues arising in product safety law
  • Setting up Product Safety Committees and Product Recall Protocols
  • Risk transfer techniques through contractual terms and insurance
  • Procedures relating to product safety and product recall
  • Project management for international product recalls
  • Brand protection and reputational issues arising from product liability and recall

Will Woods and Ann Hurwitz have joined Baker & McKenzie as partners, adding decades of experience representing US and international franchisors in transactional, distribution and regulatory matters.
In Germany, in case of non-compliance with labeling or registration requirements possible authority action is neither the only nor the largest threat for a company placing products on the market. The sharp sword to protect against is rather injuctive relief sought by a competitor. We have seen in recent practice that companies increasingly use this possibility to try to stop their competitors from selling products on the German market.
Japan is Australia's second largest trading partner. JAEPA has been described by the Australian Government as very positive news for Australian businesses. When JAEPA is fully implemented, more than 97 per cent of Australia's exports to Japan will receive preferential access or enter duty-free.
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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 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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