- The firm received five Leading Light awards from Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center.
Baker McKenzie's offices in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm with strategic cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie, were recognized with the "Leading Light" award for their pro bono work. This distinction is awarded by the legal publication Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, who granted the recognition to firms that stand out for the pro bono work performed by their lawyers and for their efforts to build a lasting pro bono infrastructure, both within the Firm and in the legal industry.
These distinctions have been awarded for 13 consecutive years and are based on the annual pro bono survey conducted by Latin Lawyer and the Cyrus R. Vance Center, which measures the progress of law firms in encouraging their members to engage in pro bono practices.
Jaime Trujillo, Chairman of Baker McKenzie Latin America, explained: "The pro bono practice is a fundamental pillar of our success as a Firm. At Baker McKenzie, we are committed to developing a responsible business model and, as legal professionals, we understand that our expertise is essential to support our communities in Latin America and foster a more equitable legal environment. We are pleased to have once again received this recognition as Leading Light, as it is a valuable reaffirmation of Baker McKenzie's strong presence in the region and the strong commitment of our lawyers, who put their specialized knowledge and top-notch legal advice at the service of our communities on a daily basis.”