Baker & McKenzie's Environmental practice earned prominent placement in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Environment, an international guide sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law and published by Law Business Research on the environmental legal market. The Firm earned recognition for its lawyers in more than twice as many countries as any other law firm and had the 3rd most environmental lawyers recognized out of 389 firms worldwide. Among the countries where Baker & McKenzie was recognized include the United States, France, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, China and the United Kingdom.
Leading the way for Baker & McKenzie is the highly touted US team as the publication specifically noted the work of David Hackett citing him as “without doubt a top player" recommended by clients for a "fantastic work ethic." Also featured is the "amazingly gifted" John Watson and "leading environmental lawyer" Richard Saines.
Listed lawyers were selected based on research and surveys conducted with general counsel and private practitioners. Baker & McKenzie lawyers were noted for their work in three sectors: Environment, Climate Change and Switzerland: Environment.
This year for the first time Who's Who published a section on the leading Climate Change lawyers, who work on carbon-related projects, renewable energy regulatory issues and environmental economic instruments. According to the publication, Baker & McKenzie was "among the most highly rated firms in our research" and Mr. Saines was praised for "his 'focused approach' that 'consistently achieves results for clients.'"
The Firm's Environmental Practice consists of more than 300 lawyers around the world who collaborate on international efforts to promote sustainable business practices. Services include providing expert advice on traditional environmental law and planning matters, as well as clean and renewable energy markets, waste and biodiversity, and related issues in the agricultural, forestry and fishing industries.