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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 77 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.

Australia’s draft legislation to amend the employee share scheme rules has now been ratified. Learn more about the amendments and its implications in this client alert.
Find guidance on the privacy and security laws in 63 countries, and the activities that can trigger privacy compliance concerns. The eighth edition of our Global Privacy Handbook hass been expanded to cover Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, and California, USA.
The alert provides some background on the AML/CTF Rules and changes to the AML/CTF regime including requirements for reporting entities to collect and verify the information of beneficial owners and politically exposed persons. It is important for reporting entities in Australia to understand and consider the likely effect of these draft exemptions on their businesses.
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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
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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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