Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation practice has retained its top position within leading legal directory, Chambers Global, for the eighth consecutive year. Baker McKenzie was the only law firm recognized within Band 1, the highest tier within the rankings, in the area of global employment.

Chambers Global cites the Firm’s Employment & Compensation team as a “highly regarded international team trusted by multinational corporations to handle employment law and employee benefits matters. The practice is fully integrated and provides high-standard service throughout several jurisdictions, including Spain, the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Lawyers focus primarily on multi-jurisdictional projects involving not only restructuring, integrations and mobility issues, but also business protection, strategy and compliance.”

Guenther Heckelmann, Employment & Compensation Practice Group Chair at Baker McKenzie, said: “This ranking represents our long-standing and leading position in Employment and reflects the quality and level of expertise delivered by our team to clients, worldwide, as they look to manage global workforces that comply with local labor and employment laws across multiple jurisdictions.”

Supporting quotes for Baker McKenzie included commentaries from clients who are widely impressed by the Firm's high-quality skills, saying: "They are the crème de la crème. They are feared when on the other side and command such respect in the market - they are continuously achieving their high standards."

Other commentators highlight Baker McKenzie's international resources, commenting: "Baker has an international footprint."

Key highlights of work include advising Unisys on a cross-jurisdictional restructuring strategy in several countries and advising CommScope across numerous jurisdictions on the employment aspects of its USD3 billion acquisition of TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless business. Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Practice also works with L'Oréal, Dover Corporation, Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory and was established in 1990 and now covers over 190 jurisdictions throughout the world.

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