Legal notices

Legal Notices

Introduction

This website is operated on behalf of Baker & McKenzie LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311297.  Baker & McKenzie LLP is a member of Baker & McKenzie International (Baker McKenzie), a Swiss Verein which operates through a number of professional firms and constituent entities (the Member Firms) located throughout the world to provide legal and other client related professional services.

Baker & McKenzie LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at its registered office and principal place of business, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA.

Insurance

Baker & McKenzie LLP’s professional indemnity insurer in the United Kingdom is Pembroke Syndicate 4000, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA.

VAT/Tax identification number

Baker & McKenzie LLP’s registration number for Value Added Tax in the United Kingdom is GB997321186.

Slavery and Human Rights

Baker McKenzie is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business.   Baker McKenzie is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a voluntary global initiative in which we have committed to align our policies and operations with ten principles in the areas of human rights, fair labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Websites

The Baker McKenzie websites, being any website operated for or on behalf of Baker McKenzie or any Member Firm, are intended for information purposes only. Nothing in the Baker McKenzie websites is to be considered as creating an attorney-client relationship or indeed any contractual relationship or as rendering legal or professional advice for any specific matter. Readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel. No client or reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content on the Baker McKenzie website(s) without first obtaining matter specific legal and/or professional advice. Baker McKenzie and/or any Member Firm accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, howsoever incurred, which may result from accessing or reliance on content on the Baker McKenzie website(s), and disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any or all liability with respect to acts or omissions made by clients or readers on the basis of content on the Baker McKenzie website(s).

The Baker McKenzie website(s) may contain links to external websites and external websites may link to Baker McKenzie website(s). Baker McKenzie and/or the Member Firms are not responsible for the content or operation of any such external sites and disclaims all liability, howsoever occurring, in respect of the content or operation of any such external websites.


Some of the content of the Baker McKenzie website(s) may constitute attorney advertising within the meaning of the applicable bar rules. As applicable, the following statement is made in accordance with those rules: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME. In addition to the legal notices above, please refer to the Regional Notices for additional information for Member Firms.

Anti-corruption and anti-bribery

Baker McKenzie is required to comply with a variety of anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws across many jurisdictions including in particular but without limitation the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. The Firm, its lawyers, its employees and its clients as well as its suppliers, have various obligations under the anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. We comply with these obligations and advise our clients in relation to compliance with these obligations. As a Firm we have in place robust policies, training and procedures to ensure compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws globally, where applicable. Please refer to our Code of Business Conduct.

E-mail Disclaimer

NOTICE: If you have received an e-mail from Baker McKenzie, the e-mail message and all attachments transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the addressee and may contain legally privileged and confidential information. If the reader of the message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of the message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received a message in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to the message and please delete it from your computer.


PLEASE NOTE that all incoming e-mails will be automatically scanned by us and by an external service provider to eliminate unsolicited promotional e-mails (“spam”). This could result in deletion of a legitimate e-mail before it is read by its intended recipient at our firm. Please tell us if you have concerns about this automatic filtering.


Copyright and Reproduction Notice

Copyright © 2017, Baker McKenzie. All rights reserved. The content of the Baker McKenzie web sites is protected under international copyright conventions. Reproduction of reasonable portions of the content of the web sites is permitted provided that (i) such reproductions are made available free of charge and for non-commercial purposes, (ii) such reproductions are properly attributed to Baker McKenzie, (iii) the portion of the web site being reproduced is not altered or made available in a manner that modifies the content of the web site or presents the portion of the web site being reproduced in a false light and (iv) notice is made to the disclaimers included on the web site. The permission to re-copy does not allow for incorporation of any substantial portion of the web sites in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form or for commercial purposes.

Privacy

Personal Information Collection and Use

In general, you can visit Baker McKenzie websites without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we ask for personally identifiable information from you, such as your name, company, e-mail address, phone number, and address as well as other personal contact details (“Personal Information”). We request this information in order to:

  • correspond with you, to provide you with a subscription to a newsletter or publication,
  • notify you about events, or otherwise to respond to your requests or provide you with information that we consider may be of interest to you;
  • provide and improve our services to you and to our clients including handling Personal Information of others on behalf of our clients;
  • market our services;
  • assist recruitment;
  • improve our websites;
  • compile anonymous statistics, for example, Website usage statistics;
  • fulfil our legal obligations; and
  • deal with situations when you report a problem with our Website(s).

Where applicable, we will differentiate between personal data fields that are optional and those that are mandatory to obtain the requested information. The information you give to us may include Personal Information, such as your name, address, email address and other personal contact details. The other information that can be gathered when you visit our website(s) includes information in relation to your visit.

If you receive a marketing e-mail from Baker McKenzie, you will generally be provided with an automated way to opt out (unsubscribe) from that particular communication or from all marketing e-mails sent by our Firm. Please follow the instructions on the e-mail you receive. If you have received unwanted e-mail from our Firm, please forward a copy of that e-mail to Unsubscribe.

Please note that if you reply to a Baker McKenzie address in one of our marketing e-mails or otherwise send a communication to us, your communication will not create a lawyer-client relationship with us. Do not send us any information that you or anyone else considers to be confidential or secret unless we have first agreed to be your lawyers in that matter. Any information you send us before we agree to be your lawyers cannot be protected from disclosure.

Data Sharing

Baker McKenzie is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein, with member law firms around the world. We may share information we obtain about you, including Personal Information among our member law firms for purposes of responding to your requests or otherwise as necessary for the purposes described above. We may also in limited circumstances share Personal Information with government authorities or others as required to protect the interests of the Firm or others, as necessary in connection with the sale or transfer of all or a portion of the business, or as required by applicable legal or regulatory requirements or court order. If we are required to share your Personal Information we will use reasonable endeavours to notify you in advance, unless we are legally restricted from doing so or it is otherwise not practicable to do so.

International Data Transfers

These Websites are hosted on our web servers in the United States. If you are located in a non-US jurisdiction, for example in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) / European Union (“EU”) you agree that the provision of Personal Information or other access to our Websites constitutes your consent to the transfer of such data/information, including Personal Information, to the United States, a jurisdiction that may not provide an equivalent level of data protection to the laws in your home country however we have procedures in place to ensure the protection of your information, including your Personal Information.

Security Measures

Baker McKenzie maintains appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect the security of your Personal Information against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or alteration.

Links to Other websites

The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Statement are for Baker McKenzie websites only. These websites may contain links to other sites. Baker McKenzie is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. If you link to or otherwise visit any other site, please review the privacy policies posted at that site.

Cookies and Passive Tracking

A “cookie” is an element of data that can be sent to your browser. Your browser may then store it on your system based on the preferences you have set on your browser. Cookies gather information about your operating system including, but not limited to, browser type, and Internet Protocol (IP) address. Baker McKenzie Websites use this information to analyze the traffic on our Websites, to look at the pages views as well as the length of time on each page and better serve you when you return to our Websites. It is not our intention to use such information to personally identify a user. This information is held in an aggregated and anonymous form. You have the option to configure your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Further, you have the option to block all cookies. Please note, however, that if you refuse or otherwise block cookies you may not be able to use all of the functionality available on the Websites.

Access and Correction

You have the right to access, delete or update the Personal Information you submit through our Websites, or to make any inquiries about the processing of such information. If you wish to do so, please contact us as described below. We provide individuals with access to their Personal Information where we believe appropriate, including in situations where you are entitled to access and review your Personal Information under applicable data protection and privacy laws.

Revisions to this Privacy Statement

Baker McKenzie reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check the Privacy Statement frequently and particularly before you submit additional personal information via the Website. All revisions to this Privacy Statement will be posted on the Website via a link from the homepage. We also display the effective date of the Privacy Statement on the top of this page.

Questions or Comments

For questions or comments about our Privacy Statement, or if you need assistance accessing or updating information we have collected about you, you can send an email to dataprotection.london@bakermckenzie.com or write to the General Counsel & Partnership Secretary at Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA.