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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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Firm Facts

77

47

1,400

5,600

$2.43B

1949

Eduardo Leite

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Fee earners

FY15 Global Fee Income (USD)

Year Firm was established

Chairman of the Firm



Last updated August 2015

 

The history of Baker & McKenzie is a story of imagination, determination and hard work. Since 1949 thousands of capable men and women have joined in the great adventure of creating, nurturing and maturing our unique global organization.  

See what sets us apart from other firms in our Firm profile.

The Firm history chronicles the founding of the Firm from Russell Baker and John McKenzie’s chance meeting sharing a cab home from work through today’s service of global companies. 

The Chronology of growth shows the dates we opened offices in jurisdictions around the world.

By the numbers - At the Top, a collection of Baker & McKenzie's recent rankings and recognitions.

For more information on Eduardo Leite, visit the Chairman's biography.

The Dubai PPP Law comes into force on 21 November 2015. While the Public-Private Partnership model has been used for projects including the Dubai Metro, the law puts a framework in place and stipulates secondary legislation to regulate the model and its implementation.
What should you consider in designing an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)? What are your tax and compliance obligations, and how maintain compliance after implementing a program? Our webinar covers trends, legal, tax and administrative considerations, as well as best practices for offering ESPPs.
With the announcement of Turkey's Ministry of Justice, the regional courts will begin hearing cases on 20 July 2016. These courts will hear cases involving amounts above the minimum statutory threshold of TRY1,500 as well as appeals from first instance court decisions such as those granting or denying requests for interim injunctions (ihtiyati tedbir) and attachments (ihtiyati haciz).
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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.
*Associated Firms
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados
Other Geographic Initiatives

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.

 India Africa Central America 
  Central Europe   
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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