For the tenth consecutive year, leading global law firm Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation practice received the top position within important legal directory, Chambers Global. Baker McKenzie is once again the only law firm recognized within Band 1, the highest tier within the rankings.

Chambers Global cites the Firm’s Employment & Compensation team as having, “exceptionally broad coverage, with top-notch employment departments in London, across Europe and in China, bolstered by notable strength in Australia and the rest of Asia.

“It is the leading team for group restructurings, mass redundancies, integrations, restrictive covenants and mobility issues and is often chosen by clients for its special expertise in handling employment aspects of cross-border M&A, spin-offs, carve-outs and other transactions,” it continues. “The Firm is popular with clients from the full range of sectors, including automotive, industrial, energy, mining, financial institutions, healthcare and communications.”

This year, Baker McKenzie also achieved Band 1 recognition for its Employee Benefits practice, moving up from last year’s Band 2 ranking.

Guenther Heckelmann, Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Practice Group, said: “With approximately 700 lawyers, our Employment Practice Group is the largest in the world. We combine our global coverage and wealth of experience handling multijurisdictional assignments with specialized local expertise, enabling us to work across borders, industries and practice areas to fulfill clients' labor and employment needs everywhere they operate. It is an honor that Chambers recognize our work, consistently ranking us in the top position every year for a decade.”

Supporting quotes for Baker McKenzie included commentary from clients who are widely impressed by the Firm's capabilities, with one commenting, "Being a large multinational firm, Baker McKenzie has been able to respond quickly and effectively to our issues. The advice we get is not only legally relevant to our issue, but is also strategic within the context of our culture and mission."

Another client says: “[The Firm] has reach in lots of different countries and their scope is pretty wide. The advice is tailored for clients, so they are very flexible in being able to meet the different needs we have on different matters."

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory, Established in 1990, it now covers nearly 200 jurisdictions throughout the world.

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