Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has been recognized by the legal information company Jus Mundi, in its Arbitration Teams of the Year Awards for 2021. The Firm was presented with the Commercial Arbitration Activity Award, thanks to the 117 international cases it was involved in last year including 67 Commercial Arbitrations, 39 Investor-States, 6 Sports Arbitrations and 5 Iran-US Claims in a variety of economic sectors. 

Baker McKenzie’s international arbitration practice is the largest and busiest in the world, with the Firm having more merits hearings per year than any other law firm, and has acted in twice as many hearings as any other firm — in every major centre in the world. The Firm has unparalleled knowledge of international business, markets and arbitrators, and the cross-border nature of international arbitration plays to these strengths - almost all of the Firm’s cases involve some degree of cross-office collaboration.

Claudia Benavides Galvis, global chair of Dispute Resolution at Baker McKenzie said, “We are delighted to have won the Commercial Arbitration Activity Award from Jus Mundi. We understand that in a rapidly changing legal market, clients have new expectations, constantly evolving choices and operate in an environment of heightened reputational and commercial risk. Our strength is our ability to adopt a client mindset and understand that legal services are a key part of solving their complex business issues. We lead and embrace change as a Firm in today’s demand-driven market, collaborating across borders, using transformative technology and dealing with people with empathy.”

Ed Poulton, head of the International Arbitration Group at Baker McKenzie continued, “We leverage the breadth of our global reach and the diversity of our practices, sector specialists and people to bring the whole firm to our clients. Our own data shows that almost two-thirds of clients prefer arbitration to litigation for international disputes and thus our arbitration practice is the largest and busiest in the world, combining local expertise with global knowledge. We continue to draw on that network to deliver outstanding results to our clients.”
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