Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie reaffirms its solid position as a leader among Latin American law firms, with 88 ranked practice areas in the latest edition of legal directory 2020 Chambers Latin America. Moreover, the Firm saw 170 individual lawyers ranked in the report.

Half of Baker McKenzie’s practice area rankings are in the coveted Band 1 and Band 2 categories, an honor that underscores the Firm’s dedication to providing exceptional legal counsel to clients across the region, especially in areas involving multiple jurisdictions.

“Our rankings in the most well-respected legal directories are a reflection of our Firm’s unwavering commitment to providing first-rate local and international legal counsel to our clients,” said Jaime Trujillo, Chair of the Latin America Regional Council for Baker McKenzie. “This ranking serves as a testament to our lawyers’ incomparable expertise of their industries and local business dynamics. Our proficiency in combining local know-how and our unrivaled global presence makes us the perfect partners for any client seeking a complete range of legal services.”

Baker McKenzie has earned Band 1 rankings in Chambers & Partners in the following areas: Banking & Finance (Peru); Dispute Resolution (Venezuela); Dispute Resolutions: Arbitration (Peru); Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Peru); Environment (Mexico); General Business Law: Monterrey (Mexico); Intellectual Property (Colombia); Intellectual Property (Peru); International Trade/WTO (Mexico); International Trade/WTO (Peru); Labour & Employment (Argentina); Life Sciences (Mexico); Public Law (Peru); Tax (Venezuela); TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) (Mexico). 

This year, the Firm also earned Band 1 recognition in the category of Capital Markets in Peru and saw two additional practices move up to Band 2 rankings. For another year, Chambers & Partners also ranked Baker McKenzie’s Corporate M&A practice in each jurisdiction where the Firm operates in the region.

Additionally, of the 169 ranked Baker McKenzie lawyers, Chambers & Partners promoted nine to higher Bands – including four who are now ranked in Band 1 and Band 2 – and ranked 15 of our lawyers for the first time. 

“We are especially proud of the fact that we have been able to watch our lawyers continue their growth within the Firm and receive recognition from prestigious independent researchers like Chambers & Partners, as well as improve upon the number of women ranked in the Chambers & Partners legal directory, a manifestation of our duty to promote greater diversity and inclusion efforts across all our Firm’s Latin American offices,” Jaime concluded.
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