Baker McKenzie Receives Impressive Lawyer and Practice Rankings in Legal 500’s 2024 EMEA Guide

London, England – Global law firm Baker McKenzie has received impressive rankings in Legal 500’s recently released 2024 EMEA Guide. The firm’s lawyers have been recognized in 292 categories, while the practice areas have secured positions in 277 rankings.

Notably, Baker McKenzie has seen a significant increase of around 10 percent in lawyer rankings compared to last year. Out of the 53 new lawyer rankings, 24 have been identified as Rising Stars, 20 have entered the prestigious Hall of Fame / Leading Individuals table, and nine have been acknowledged as Next Generation Partners. Overall, 168 out of the 292 Baker McKenzie lawyers have been placed in the top lawyer rankings, showcasing the firm’s exceptional talent pool.

In terms of practice categories, Baker McKenzie has received 277 rankings in total. This includes seven new practice rankings for offices in France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the UAE. Additionally, the firm has achieved 23 improved rankings, with almost 80 percent of them reaching the esteemed Tier 1 and 2 rankings. Impressively, 169 out of the 277 practice rankings, or 61 percent, fall within the Tier 1 or Tier 2 categories.

Legal 500’s rankings are based on various criteria, such as the law firms’ work over the past year, the expertise and depth of their teams, specializations, and ancillary services, as well as feedback from clients. These comprehensive evaluations ensure the recognition of the industry’s top performers.

Several Baker McKenzie lawyers have been newly recognized as Leading Individuals or have entered the Hall of Fame. Fatima Alhasan from Bahrain has been acknowledged as a Leading Individual in Banking and Finance (including Islamic finance), Commercial, Corporate, and M&A. Davinia Martens from Belgium has also been recognized as a Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate, and M&A. Germany’s Matthias Scholz has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for his expertise in Information Technology: IT Transactions and Outsourcing. Other notable mentions include József Vági from Hungary for Projects and Energy, Keltoum Boudribila from Morocco for Employment, and Marcin Iwaniszyn from Poland for Banking and Finance.

Baker McKenzie has not only achieved remarkable lawyer rankings but has also been promoted to Tier 1 rankings in various categories. Belgium, France, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, and Türkiye have all recognized the firm’s outstanding performance in industry-specific areas such as Retail, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy and Data Protection, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, and Employment respectively.

These outstanding achievements solidify Baker McKenzie’s position as a leading global law firm, as it continues to provide exceptional legal services and expertise to clients around the world.