Chambers Global released its 2021 guide ranking Baker McKenzie in 310 practice areas and in 385 lawyer categories.

Baker McKenzie upheld a strong performance with 20 new practice rankings in the Chambers Global 2021 Guide, including International Cross-Border Capabilities for Peru, Poland, and UAE, as well as new Band 1 rankings in China Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives (PRC Firms), Egypt Projects & Energy, and UAE Tax practices, all entering the rankings table as Band 1.

The Firm also received 11 global-wide practice areas rankings in Bands 1 & 2, retained our Band 1 ranking for global-wide Employee Benefits (2020-2021), Employment (2010-2021), Intellectual Property (2009-2021), Tax (2016-2021) and TMT (2008-2021), and ranked Band 1 among Global Market Leaders for Climate Change, Franchising, and Outsourcing.

There were 26 promotions, including Asia-wide Capital Markets: Debt and Energy & Natural Resources, with an impressive jump from Band 4 to Band 2. The Firm also saw promotions for global-wide Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate M&A, and Projects & Energy. Our India Dispute Resolution (Expertise Based Abroad) and Saudi Arabia Dispute Resolution practices also stepped up from a Recognised Practitioner ranking to Band 4.

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory covering over 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions.

Practices and individuals earning a Band 1 ranking are noted by the guide for achieving the highest "technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, depth of team, and other qualities most valued by the client."

 

Practice Rankings Band 1

Global-Wide

Climate Change

Employee Benefits

Employment

Franchising

Intellectual Property

Outsourcing

Tax

TMT

 

Asia-Pacific Region

Banking & Finance

Corporate M&A

Intellectual Property

Investment Funds: Private Equity

Islamic Finance

Life Sciences

TMT

 

China

Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives (PRC Firms)

Intellectual Property (International Firms)

 

Indonesia

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Projects & Energy

 

Japan

Banking & Finance: International

International & Cross-Border Capabilities (International Firms)

International Trade

 

Malaysia

Corporate/M&A

 

Southeast Asia

International Trade/WTO

 

Taiwan

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Intellectual Property

 

Thailand

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

Projects & Energy

 

Bahrain

Corporate & Finance: Foreign

Czech Republic

Dispute Resolution

 

Egypt

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

Projects & Energy

 

Europe-wide

TMT: Information Technology

TMT: Telecommunications

 

Germany

Dispute Resolution

 

Poland

Intellectual Property

 

Russia

Intellectual Property

International & Cross-Border Disputes

 

Saudi Arabia

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate/Commercial

 

Switzerland

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Turkey

Corporate/M&A

Dispute Resolution

 

UK

Employment

Technology Sector (International & Cross-Border)

 

Ukraine

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

 

United Arab Emirates

Tax

 

Brazil*

Corporate M&A: Highly Regarded

 

Colombia

Intellectual Property

 

Mexico

International Trade/WTO

 

Peru

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Intellectual Property

 

Venezuela

Dispute Resolution

 

*Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm in cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie

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