Seven lawyers from Baker McKenzie’s Johannesburg office and 12 of its practice areas have been recognised by international legal research organisation, Chambers & Partners in its 2018 Chambers Global Guide.
The Firm received rankings in Capital Markets: Debt; Banking and Finance; Competition/Antitrust; Construction; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution; Energy and Natural Resources: Mining; and Projects and Energy. In addition, it was listed as a “recognised practitioner” for Corporate Investigations. Africa-wide, it received rankings for Banking & Finance; Corporate/M&A; Dispute Resolution; and Projects and Energy.
Chambers Global said the firm was known for its “exceptional client service, vast subject knowledge and solutions-driven approach."
Chambers Global is an independent legal directory that identifies and ranks law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions around the world. The research team comprises 170 full-time editors and researchers who conduct in-depth interviews with lawyers and their clients, as part of the ranking process.
Morne van der Merwe, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg, notes, “These rankings are proof that our global strategy to be the “New Lawyers” is working. New lawyers are those who collaborate remarkably well across borders, markets and industries, take the time to understand clients and the industries in which they operate, and who embrace new ideas, emerging technologies and innovation to give clients confidence in uncertain times. Our relationship with our clients is the most important part of the work we do, and these rankings serve as an endorsement from our clients that we are getting this right.”