Baker & McKenzie’s 250-lawyer strong international arbitration practice is a large and diverse group with leading practitioners in key emerging markets as well as major financial and arbitration centres around the world. When disputes arise, we are already on the ground in local and business communities, providing easy access and cost savings, backed by the strength and resources of a global law firm. As well as counsel, many of our leading practitioners also sit as arbitrator and hold leadership positions in the major arbitral institutions.
We are client-focused and are consistently highly ranked by leading market benchmarking directories. In 2015 we were again ranked the No. 1 most considered law firm for top-level litigation and multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution by Acritas’ Sharplegal Brand Index. Chambers quotes our clients as saying: ‘In terms of client service, this firm is as good as it gets’, and that ‘working with them has been fantastic. They have been very professional, diligent, expert and always very well prepared. Whenever I ask a question, I never have to wait for the answer.’ We also: ‘pay good attention to detail, are effective and creative in strategy and maintain an excellent ability to interpret the technical language for the understanding of the arbitral tribunal.’ Our deep industry experience covers key areas such as oil and gas, construction, telecommunications, media and technology, post-M&A and investment treaty arbitration. According to Chambers we are: ‘Particularly sought after for contract disputes […] and also known for work on contentious construction and energy matters.’