Leading Global Law Firm Baker McKenzie has, for the fourth year running, been ranked as a as a Top 5 Global Elite firm by Global Competition Review (GCR). The firm also retained all of its rankings from 2017, and improved their position for Mergers, as well as in China, France Japan and Russia when compared to 2017.

The GCR Global Elite and GCR100 rankings are the most technical and comprehensive directory for competition law around the world. It is a comprehensive listing of top competition practices, providing a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the law firms and economic consultancies doing the most important antitrust work around the world.

Describing the firm, Global Competition review said, "Baker McKenzie’s global spread naturally makes it one of the top shops for complex global cartels, and its reach has delivered more local cartel work as well. The numbers it disclosed in the Global Elite process speak for themselves: over the past year, it topped the tables for persuading enforcers to discontinue investigations; attended 13 dawn raids across the world; and obtained leniency for clients in three or more jurisdictions four times – a number matched only by Hogan Lovells."

Speaking after the announcement, Fiona Carlin, global chair of Baker McKenzie's antitrust and competition group said, "I am delighted to see that once again, we have been recognized as a leading firm for our competition work. This ranking is testament to the scope of talent of our competition practitioners globally, and the quality of insights and practical advice we provide to our clients worldwide."

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