Baker McKenzie’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group has maintained its position in the Top 5 Global Elite in the prestigious Global Competition Review’s (GCR) rankings of the world’s top 100 antitrust practices. 

The Firm’s position in cartels cracked GCR’s Top 5 and topped the table in areas that speak to Baker McKenzie’s geographic strengths; indeed, “the Firm employs antitrust advisers in more countries than any other firm on the planet.”

The practice also ranked strongly in GCR’s merger rankings, based largely on the strength of its extensive global antitrust network and its ability to advise companies in jurisdictions around the world. The practice was commended for obtaining unconditional clearance for FedEx’ acquisition of TNT in 20 jurisdictions in a contested procedure that involved in-depth reviews in Brazil, China and the EU.  GCR recognises that the Firm “boasts a talented bullpen of lawyers in jurisdictions across the globe.”

Fiona Carlin, Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Global Antitrust & Competition Practice, said: “Our global reach, coupled with our expertise in handling difficult cases and complex deals, sets us apart from other law firms. For instance, our cartel defence lawyers are involved for clients in nearly every major global price-fixing probe and we have filed leniency applications for clients in three or more jurisdictions seven times over the past year, the most of any firm in the GCR survey.”

The GCR 100 provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the law firms and economic consultancies doing the most important antitrust work around the world. Compiled by the staff of Global Competition Review, this publication covers more than 300 firms from every inhabited continent, and spotlights the top 25 global competition practices. It also includes the Economics 21, which offers a picture of the world’s leading consultancies for antitrust economics advice.

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