Baker McKenzie's Global Franchising Practice (a part of the Firm's Global International Commercial Practice Group) has once again been recognized by Chambers and Partners as Band 1 for the 3rd year running.

Chambers Global describes the Firm's Franchising team as a " top-tier firm with an international footprint stretching across all continents. The practice is spearheaded by an impressive Dallas team, with additional support from its Houston, Bangkok and Melbourne offices, for cross-border matters." A client enthuses: "Baker McKenzie has a very broad global reach and we have yet to experience a gap in that coverage. Their broad coverage is an incredible strength." 

Will K. Woods, Global Franchising Practice Head said, "I am truly thankful for this recognition of our global franchising experts. This is a testament to the quality of service that our terrific team of lawyers and other professionals provide our clients in the US and around the world." 

"I am honored and grateful for this recognition," said Michael Santa Maria, a member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee and member of the North America Franchising Practice, said, "This ranking recognizes the Firm's leading expertise in the Franchising and wider International Commercial arena. Given the current geopolitical trends and their impact on businesses particularly on supply chains, I am confident that our global team is up to the challenge of providing best-in-class advice on how to sustainably navigate risks."

Chambers Global also individually highlighted Will K. Woods (Partner, Dallas) Michael Santa Maria (Partner, Dallas) and Penny Ward (Counsel, Melbourne) as leading franchising practitioners.

Further information on the Firm's ranking and Chambers Global review can be found here.
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