Chambers Global 2021 Ranks Baker McKenzie In 310 Practices.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Regulatory & Compliance

4 March 2021
 

Chambers Global released its 2021 guide ranking Baker McKenzie in 310 practice areas and in 385 lawyer categories.
 

Baker McKenzie upheld a strong performance with 20 new practice rankings in the Chambers Global 2021 Guide, including International Cross-Border Capabilities for Peru, Poland, and UAE, as well as new Band 1 rankings in China Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives (PRC Firms), Egypt Projects & Energy, and UAE Tax practices, all entering the rankings table as Band 1.
 

The Firm also received 11 global-wide practice areas rankings in Bands 1 & 2, retained our Band 1 ranking for global-wide Employee Benefits (2020-2021), Employment (2010-2021), Intellectual Property (2009-2021), Tax (2016-2021) and TMT (2008-2021), and ranked Band 1 among Global Market Leaders for Climate Change, Franchising, and Outsourcing.
 

There were 26 promotions, including Asia-wide Capital Markets: Debt and Energy & Natural Resources, with an impressive jump from Band 4 to Band 2. The Firm also saw promotions for global-wide Banking & Finance, Islamic Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate M&A, and Projects & Energy. Our India Dispute Resolution (Expertise Based Abroad) and Saudi Arabia Dispute Resolution practices also stepped up from a Recognised Practitioner ranking to Band 4.
 

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory covering over 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. Rankings are based on interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions.
 

Practices and individuals earning a Band 1 ranking are noted by the guide for achieving the highest "technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, depth of team, and other qualities most valued by the client."

 

Practice Rankings Band 1
 

Global-Wide
 

Climate Change

Employee Benefits

Employment

Franchising

Intellectual Property

Outsourcing

Tax

TMT

 

Asia-Pacific Region
 

Banking & Finance

Corporate M&A

Intellectual Property

Investment Funds: Private Equity

Islamic Finance

Life Sciences

TMT

 

China
 

Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives (PRC Firms)

Intellectual Property (International Firms)

 

Indonesia
 

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Projects & Energy

 

Japan
 

Banking & Finance: International

International & Cross-Border Capabilities (International Firms)

International Trade

 

Malaysia
 

Corporate/M&A

 

Southeast Asia
 

International Trade/WTO

 

Taiwan
 

Capital Markets

Corporate/M&A

Intellectual Property

 

Thailand
 

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

Projects & Energy

 

Bahrain
 

Corporate & Finance: Foreign

Czech Republic

Dispute Resolution

 

Egypt
 

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

Projects & Energy

 

Europe-wide
 

TMT: Information Technology

TMT: Telecommunications

 

Germany
 

Dispute Resolution

 

Poland
 

Intellectual Property

 

Russia
 

Intellectual Property

International & Cross-Border Disputes

 

Saudi Arabia
 

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate/Commercial

 

Switzerland
 

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Turkey

Corporate/M&A

Dispute Resolution

 

UK
 

Employment

Technology Sector (International & Cross-Border)

 

Ukraine
 

Banking & Finance

Corporate/M&A

 

United Arab Emirates
 

Tax

 

Brazil
 

Corporate M&A: Highly Regarded

 

Colombia
 

Intellectual Property

 

Mexico
 

International Trade/WTO

 

Peru
 

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Intellectual Property

 

Venezuela
 

Dispute Resolution