Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has won accolades for its leading M&A and Litigation practices in the Middle East by two separate leading authorities in the past week.
The Firm was voted "Telecoms, Media & Technology M&A Legal Advisor of the Year" at Mergermarket's Middle East M&A Awards 2017 in Dubai on 7 May 2017 (shortlisted in four other categories). Mergermarket, the world’s leading news and intelligence service for mergers & acquisitions, recognised top banks and law firms supporting M&A in a range of sectors in the region.
Baker McKenzie currently boasts the highest ranked Telecoms, Media and Technology practice in the world with more than 650 lawyers in 47 countries, as well as the largest cross-border MA practice. The team is renown for its experience in acting on cross-border transactions ventures in the information technology sector in particular, and is regularly called upon to support clients on major M&A transactions in the Middle East.
The Firm was also named "Litigation Team of the Year" at the Middle East Legal Awards 2017 hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel in Dubai on 11 May 2017 (shortlisted in seven other categories). The awards ceremony celebrated outstanding achievement within the legal profession and awards were judged by an independent panel comprising the most senior and innovative individuals in the sector.
With significant Litigation & Dispute Resolution capability in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and over 30 years' experience in the Middle East, Baker McKenzie stands out in the GCC region. One of the few firms that can handle large-scale litigation and arbitration disputes in both English and Arabic in-house, the team offers both domestic and international clients a unique service in the Middle East.
"We are delighted to have won the "Litigation Team of the Year" award at the Middle East Legal Awards this year. This continued recognition of our Firm's Litigation practice in the Middle East reflects our longstanding commitment to the region and our contribution to the development of its legislative and regulatory frameworks," said Dr. Habib Al Mulla, Chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in the UAE. "As the only international law firm in the UAE with full rights of audience before all UAE and DIFC courts, we leverage our local expertise and international platform to bring innovative and commercial solutions to our clients, across all industry sectors."
"Winning Mergermarket's "Telecoms, Media & Technology M&A Legal Advisor of the Year" award underlines how Baker McKenzie effectively combines its industry sector expertise with the world's largest cross-border M&A practice to support our clients," added Borys Dackiw, Co-Managing Partner and Head of Corporate/M&A at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. "We are proud of the role our Firm continues to play in helping clients efficiently execute successful transactions in the region, supporting the robust M&A activity in the Middle East, despite global geopolitical and economic uncertainty."
This is the fourth award for Baker McKenzie's Middle East practice in the past 12 months. The firm was voted "Middle East Consumer M&A Legal Advisor of the Year" at the inaugural Mergermarket M&A Awards 2016 and "Regulatory and Investigations Law Firm of the Year" at the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2016.