The Baker McKenzie way

Much of the work that happens in London spans borders and involves advising and co-ordinating complicated transactions. To do this effectively, we need to work closely with colleagues in our offices across the world. It’s what makes us a truly global firm.

With so many opportunities and so much potential here, new graduates really will feel law-struck. But don’t go thinking that as a Trainee you’ll get over-awed or just become a face in the crowd. Ours is a team-oriented, collaborative culture where everyone gets the chance to shine. And with plenty of social events helping to promote an open and inclusive environment, you’ll feel part of the team right from the start.

Our unique combination of local insight and global reach is at the heart of our strategy, which helps us understand our clients’ businesses, their cultures and goals.

We strive continuously to improve our service by listening to what our clients have to say. We do this by carrying out over 400 client feedback reviews each year, which generates a wealth of invaluable input and vital advice.

Our practice areas

We have global expertise across 11 distinct practice areas:

  • 1
    Banking

    We advise banks and borrowers on debt finance aspects of business acquisitions, large-scale project and asset investments, and corporate financings and restructurings.

  • 2
    Corporate

    Our largest London practice group advises clients on the complete range of corporate matters. That includes mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, re-organisations of group structures and private equity investments, takeovers of public companies, insider dealing and market abuse problems.

  • 3
    Dispute Resolution

    This involves all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, as well as dispute avoidance. We advise on international arbitration, negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, litigation and litigation risk management.

  • 4
    Employment

    Our lawyers advise employers on a full range of employment issues. We also have expertise with employee share plans and executive remuneration.

  • 5
    EU, Competition and Trade

    We advise on the application of EU/UK competition law, as well as trade, bribery and corruption issues.

  • 6
    Intellectual Property

    This award-winning team advises on all aspects of IP rights. We also have a specialist Trade Marks Unit which is responsible for registration and portfolio management.

  • 7
    IT/Commercial

    Considered one of the premier practices in the UK, this group advises clients on a broad range of contractual and regulatory issues that impact their commercial activities.

  • 8
    Pensions

    We advise trustees and employers on the legal issues arising from the operation of pension schemes.

  • 9
    Real Estate

    The team acts for corporate tenants in the negotiation, completion and registration of leases. It also covers property finance.

  • 10
    Structured Capital Markets

    This department specialises in a broad range of structured financings, encompassing securitisations, derivatives and debt capital markets.

  • 11
    Tax

    We provide tax advisory and transactional services to leading UK and global corporate clients and also have specialist transfer pricing and VAT teams. Our wealth management lawyers advise high net worth individuals, families and global financial institutions on cross-border tax and trust structuring, asset protection and multi-jurisdictional investment structures, as well as contentious and non-contentious trust work. Our Corporate Tax team is unique in the City for having a mix of lawyers, accountants, economists and tax advisors.

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