Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st century.
We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of over 4,000 qualified lawyers in 72 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving - 'fluency' - across borders, issues and practices.
We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today's integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.
Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.
Our commitment to excellence and fluency are reasons why we have more lawyers listed in more countries in Chambers Global Directory of the World's Leading Lawyers than any other global firm.
On 14 November 2012, a new resource guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was issued by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Baker & McKenzie provides a synopsis of the most important provisions of this 120 page document.
One of the most important, and also controversial, reforms under the Basel III framework is the introduction of credit valuation adjustment into calculations of counterparty credit risk capital. Baker & McKenzie analyse Article 375 on eligible hedges to see what guidance it can provide.