Environment Practice: Activities with the potential to impact upon the environment are regulated by a range of international, regional, national, and local laws. Baker & McKenzie`s Global Environment Practice is uniquely placed to assist clients in relation to both local and cross-border issues. We assist clients in obtaining environmental approvals, including planning consent and pollution licenses, and with the submission of impact studies and environmental management programs.
We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of 3,900 locally admitted lawyers in 67 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.
We seamlessly combine an instinctively global perspective with the nuanced local insights of 3,900 locally qualified lawyers in 67 offices around the world. This includes the knowledge and experience of more leading lawyers in more countries in the Chambers Global Directory than any other global Top 20 law firm. Chambers lists 19 of our practices in its global rankings of the world’s leading practices.
But being global is not only about size or geography. It requires thinking, working and behaving in a distinctively global manner. Over six decades, we have organized, governed and managed our Firm to cultivate the global mindset, awareness of distinct business cultures, collaborative nature and practical knowledge required to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.
We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have had a global presence from the start. Since our founding in 1949, we have been advising leading multinational and domestic companies on the issues of an integrated global market. Nearly two thirds of our fees come from clients we serve in five countries or more. We serve more than 500 of the world’s largest companies.
As a community of citizens of 60 nations, we have a deep understanding and appreciation for the language and culture of business all over the world. This gives us a distinctive ability to help clients anticipate and address the nuances of local markets as they pursue their global and regional business objectives with confidence.
We also are leaders in talent management, with a focus on developing both top-tier technical legal skills and sophisticated interpersonal skills, allowing us to deliver consistently, everywhere we operate, world-class service tailored to the preferences of our clients.
Our clients and lawyers appreciate these differences. Surveys of general counsel and other law firms rate our client service among the “absolute best.” We are frequently cited for the quality of our training and workplace experience.