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Baker McKenzie Announces New Office and Practice Leadership Appointments in North America

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announces five leadership appointments in North America, which took effect July 1, 2022.
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Our Canada lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant cross-border transactions in the North American market, such as Catamaran Corporation’s US$12.8 billion merger with OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group's pharmacy benefits business. We also represented the first US real estate investment company to create a Canadian REIT to list its US assets on the Toronto Stock Exchange — one of the most successful cross-border REIT offerings in recent years.



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Cross-Border Capabilities

We act for many of the world’s and Canada’s largest multinationals, offering first-class domestic and cross-border legal advice on a range of business issues. Our Corporate & Finance group has particular expertise executing cross-border transactions and paving the way for the success of these deals through tax-efficient deal structuring, antitrust regulation compliance, employee redundancy programs and acquisition financing.

Summer Associate Program: This 14-week program is designed to introduce law students to practicing law at Baker McKenzie for the purpose of evaluating a mutual interest in future employment. In addition to working on a range of legal assignments, summer associates receive professional training and networking opportunities. Because our goal is to offer a realistic professional experience, we emphasize providing our summer associates with real, substantive work.

Whatever career path you take within Baker McKenzie Toronto, we are confident you will thrive – locally and globally – in our unique culture of cooperation, collaboration and inclusion. Learn more information about our Summer Associate Program here.

Articling Program: This 10-month program consists of rotations in our Corporate Securities/Banking & Finance, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, International Commercial, Litigation and Tax practice groups. Participants are involved in cases from the initial client interview and receive formal evaluations at regular intervals throughout the term. For more information about the Canadian lawyer licensure process, please visit the Law Society of Ontario’s website.

An eye for talent: We support the professional development of our talent at all stages of their careers through training opportunities including:

  • International Clerkship Program
  • Associate Training Program
  • New Partner Program
  • New Joiners Course
  • Secondments

We are committed to recruiting qualified professional staff, lateral associates and partners. View our Canada job opportunities.

We are committed to the recruitment of a diverse workforce. We understand that organizations work best when people with different backgrounds and multiple points of view are brought together. We believe that this understanding allows us to better serve the rapidly changing needs of our clients across the world.

We have contributed more than US$1.6 million in scholarships to minority law students. To further increase the diversity of our talent pool, our offices partner with a number of organizations designed to broaden the pool from which we recruit. We encourage our attorneys to leverage their affinity with professional associations as they continue their careers with us.

New lawyers are invited to engage in their local markets, while also encouraging them to think and work as part of the global firm. The diversity of our workforce has fueled the growth of the Firm into what it is today – one of world’s most multicultural professional services organizations.

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