Baker & McKenzie boasts the world's second-largest competition team again this year, second only to rival Howrey
14. Baker & McKenzie
Global heads: David A Clanton, Andrew Christopher, Samantha Mobley, Tulio Coelho
Home jurisdiction: United States
Total size of firm: 5,739
Number of competition specialists: 272
Percentage of competition specialists: 5
Who's Who nominees: 8
Percentage of partners in Who's Who: 7
Senior associates: 40
Number of lateral partner hires: 0
Number of partner departures: 2
Number of internal promotions: 12
Baker & McKenzie boasts the world's second-largest competition team again this year, second only to rival Howrey. That did not stop the firm's growth, however; it promoted 12 to partner in jurisdictions including Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City. It was by far the largest number of partner promotions of any Global Elite firm this year - and the second year in a row the firm has promoted 12 in its competition and antitrust practice. The promotions improve what was already seen as Baker & McKenzie's strength: its unrivalled global reach. The Baker & McKenzie team operates in 10 jurisdictions worldwide, including Australia, Colombia, Hungary, Brazil and Russia, along with its respected US and European practices.
This year, the firm's global reach helped it represent BASF in an asset sale in Colombia; Brascan's purchase of shopping mall group GVM, which was approved by consent decree; a cutting-edge merger control, litigation and EU energy case for MOL in its defence of hostile suitor OMV; and American Airlines in Brazil's air cargo cartel investigation.
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