Helen Mantel

Helen Mantel

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Helen Mantel advises clients on complex cross-border transactions and counsels US-based companies across a variety of industries on the management of their overseas operations. Prior to joining the Chicago office, Ms. Mantel worked in the Firm’s London and Moscow offices. Ms. Mantel is Chambers ranked.

Ms. Mantel is Chair of the North America Cross-Border Transactions and Integrations Steering Committee. She is also a member of the Firm's Professional Responsibility and Professional Conduct Committee.

Practice Focus

Ms. Mantel focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, outbound acquisitions by US-based clients, and global corporate reorganizations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Commercial products manufacturer (USD5 billion, 30-country divestiture)

  • Industrial manufacturer (USD1.5 billion, 15-country divestiture)        

  • Medical products company (USD25 billion, 30-country acquisition)

  • Consulting and information services company (20-country post-merger integration)

  • Media and information products company (USD65 million, 90-country acquisition)        

  • Food and beverage company (USD35 million, domestic joint venture)

  • Pharmaceutical company (USD80 million, 15-country acquisition)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
  • American Bar Association


  • Illinois~United States (2000)


  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D.) (1999)
  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (B.A. Honors) (1995)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Moscow