Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has been voted "Corporate Team of the Year" and "Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year" at The Middle East Legal Awards 2019 hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel in Dubai on 18 April 2019.
The annual awards celebrate outstanding achievement, excellence and innovation within the legal profession, and are voted by an independent panel comprising the most senior and innovative individuals in the Middle East. Baker McKenzie was also shortlisted for "International Law Firm of the Year" and "Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year", which the Firm has won twice in the previous three years.
"It is an honour to have won the "Corporate Team of the Year" and "Energy & Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year" at The Middle East Legal Awards this year. We remain committed to providing excellent client service on the most complex and innovative transactions and projects in the region and globally, said Dr. Habib Al Mulla, Executive Chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in the UAE. "We dedicate these accolades to our late Baker McKenzie Global Chair Paul Rawlinson who set the standard within the legal profession for his passion and unwavering commitment to both our clients and our lawyers."
Baker McKenzie's Middle East practice has won five awards in the past 12 months. The Firm was also recognised at Mergermarket's Middle East and North Africa M&A Awards 2019 as "Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" for the second consecutive year and "Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" for the second time in four years, and also voted "Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year" at The Middle East Legal Awards 2018.
Baker McKenzie's Middle East practice is part of a global transactional powerhouse with over 2,500 deal lawyers in over 46 countries and expertise spanning banking and finance, capital markets, corporate finance, funds, M&A, private equity and projects. We lead on major transactions and excel in cross-border deals – with over 60 percent of our deals being multi-jurisdictional in nature. Globally, we close three deals a day.