Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie has been awarded "Employment Team of the Year" at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2022 hosted in Dubai on 24 November 2022. Baker McKenzie shared the award with Clyde & Co as co-winners. Baker McKenzie was also shortlisted in three other categories, including “Banking & Finance Team of the Year”, “Corporate Team of the Year” and “Real Estate Team of the Year”.

The “Employment Team of the Year” award recognized Baker McKenzie’s legal expertise, innovation in service delivery and project management in relation to the landmark employment matters and projects in the region.   

Now on its seventh year, The Oath Middle East Legal Awards celebrate law firms, general counsel and in-house teams and legal support service providers and their outstanding contributions to the region’s legal profession. Winners are determined by an independent jury of senior industry executives in the Middle East.

Joanna Matthews-Taylor, Partner and Head of the Employment Practice at Baker McKenzie in the UAE, commented: "It is an honor to have been awarded "Employment Team of the Year" at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2022. Over the last 16 months, our regional Employment team has been at the forefront of some of the most high profile and complex employment matters and projects in the region, assisting clients on the “future of work”, including remote working, workforce transformation as well as labor, human rights and ESG issues. Many thanks to our Employment teams across the Middle East for their collaboration and to our clients for their unwavering trust and confidence on our firm". 

Baker McKenzie continued its string of success in the region’s prominent legal awards, this year winning "Egypt National Law Firm of the Year", "Project Finance Team of the Year" and "Project Finance Deal of the Year" at the IFLR Middle East Awards, “Banking & Finance Team of the Year” at The Middle East Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week, “Banking & Finance Law Firm of Year in Saudi Arabia” at the Chambers & Partners Middle East Awards and “International Law Firm of the Year for Women in Law” by LexisNexis Middle East Women in Law Awards.  

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