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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

4,200+

$2.54B

1949

Eduardo Leite

Offices

Countries

Partners

Qualified lawyers

FY14 Global Fee Income (USD)

Year Firm was established

Chairman of the Firm



Last updated October 2014

 

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.

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

Baker & McKenzie is named the strongest global law firm brand in the 2014 Acritas’ Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index. The Firm ranked top for all measures indexed and increased its lead over its nearest competitor to more than 60 percent.
Legal Advisors, Abdulaziz I. Al-Ajlan & Partners, in association with Baker & McKenzie Ltd, opens an office in Jeddah, one of Saudi Arabia's primary commercial centers.
Leading global law firm Baker & McKenzie announces the extension of Eduardo Leite's term as chairman of the Executive Committee for two years.
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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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