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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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Global Emerging Markets - Central America



Our Global Emerging Markets Central America Team can help you select and pursue the right opportunities in dynamic new markets.

With 74 offices around the world, we offer clients a unique global perspective and an unrivaled understanding of local markets and business culture. For more than 60 years, we’ve worked together to help companies not only succeed but thrive in emerging markets.

Our global reach in the Americas is not limited to cities where we have offices. Our team of dedicated lawyers, seasoned tax advisers and, where necessary, trusted local counsel helps clients navigate complex, cross-border transactions in even the most challenging jurisdictions. Our legal professionals have extensive experience advising companies in Central America, the Andean Region, the Southern Cone and the Caribbean. With deep knowledge of legal complexities and multicultural business practices, we provide practical advice and seamless execution for transactions throughout the world.

In 2009, PLC Which Lawyer? named us Latin America Law Firm of the Year, while Euromoney: Project Finance Magazine cited our work as the Latin America Refinancing Deal of the Year. Thompson Financial ranked us #2 by deal volume for Latin America Mergers and Acquisitions and #8 by deal value for Latin America Pharmaceutical and Healthcare deals in 2008.





Cross-border initial public offerings (IPOs) raised USD32.4 billion worldwide in 2013, representing a 97 percent increase over 2012 and three times the growth of domestic IPOs. To help you track this development, we provide a semi-annual analysis of cross-border IPO activity relative to overall IPO activity through the Cross-Border IPO Index.
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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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