Baker & McKenzie LLP

Baker & McKenzie LLP

As market leaders in Transactional, Advisory, Tax and Litigation, Baker McKenzie's strength is in the ability to combine our knowledge of Canadian federal, provincial and local laws with an unparalleled international perspective. We work closely with colleagues across our offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia to stay abreast of the regulatory, investment and trade trends in those regions and to help clients achieve their domestic and international business objectives.

With more than 60 years of experience in the Canadian market, we are committed to helping our clients fulfill their ambitions in an increasingly complex global marketplace. The quality of our work is reflected in the number of the leading global and Canadian multinationals and financial institutions that seek our advice on complex matters in industries including retail, manufacturing, mining, transportation, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas. You can rely on Baker McKenzie to provide precise and customized legal advice that will maximize the value of your deal, limit risks and costs and help you to achieve business goals.

We act for many of the world’s and Canada’s largest multinationals, offering first-class domestic and cross-border legal advice on a range of business issues. Our Transactional group has particular expertise executing cross-border transactions and paving the way for the success of these deals through tax-efficient deal structuring, antitrust regulation compliance, employee redundancy programs and acquisition financing.

Our Dispute Resolution lawyers are known for their ability to represent clients in multijurisdictional litigation including arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and risk assessment and management. We also advise clients on complex Tax matters, including commodity tax, income tax, transfer pricing and tax controversies.

Compliance is an issue that touches all aspects of global businesses. Our Compliance & Investigations team takes a multijurisdictional approach to compliance, coordinating cross-border internal investigations of alleged corporate corruption to determine the scope of the problem and mobilizing to protect clients facing these issues.

As companies face rising pressure to comply with international labour and human rights standards, our Employment lawyers provide expert advice on how to identify and remedy abuses and protect their brand reputations while ensuring corporate policies and practices do not infringe on the rights of others.

Comprehensive Approach 

We also provide local and global advice in the following areas: 

  • Antitrust & Competition 
  • Banking & Finance 
  • Capital Markets 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Employment 
  • Environmental 
  • Restructuring & Insolvency 
  • Healthcare 
  • IT & Communications 
  • Intellectual Property 
  • Real Estate 
  • International Commercial & Trade 
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