Bakers baggage prime spot for 11th consecutive 12 months

Baker McKenzie has as soon as once more topped an annual record of the most effective legislation agency manufacturers, beating its magic circle rivals.

Following intently behind are international mega-firms DLA Piper (2nd) and Dentons (third) within the 2021 Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index.

They sit simply forward of Linklaters, which is available in fourth within the 20-strong record. Clifford Chance fell outdoors the highest three on this 12 months’s rankings, dropping down two locations to fifth, a spot it shares with Hogan Lovells, which additionally ranks in fifth place.

Fellow magic circle agency Allen & Overy tied with Norton Rose Fulbright to come back in seventh on this 12 months’s league desk, whereas Freshfields drew with Jones Day in ninth place. The fifth member of the supposedly magical quintet, Slaughter and May, is nowhere to be seen.

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Bakers has now topped authorized analysis firm Acritas’ record for 11 years operating.

Commenting on the accolade, Milton Cheng, international chair of Baker McKenzie, stated: “Our international mindset and deep native market information mixed with our follow and sector experience actually differentiates us from the competitors and allows our success regionally, regionally and globally. I’m delighted that purchasers around the globe proceed to recognise Baker McKenzie’s distinctive model and worth proposition.”

The rankings are primarily based on the opinions of over 1,500 elite purchasers from the world over’s largest multinationals with revenues in extra of $1 billion. They’re quizzed on 4 measures; consciousness, favourability and consideration for multi-jurisdiction offers and litigation.

Different companies to rank extremely embody King & Wooden Mallesons (11th), Herbert Smith Freehills (12th), White & Case (13th) and Skadden (14th).

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