Global disputes are becoming more frequent, more complex and more costly as corporations and financial institutions face new and heightened operating risks — including rapid digital transformation, rising expectations and accountability related to sustainability and other ESG matters, supply chain challenges, increasing data and cybersecurity incidents, and growing enforcement efforts and coordination between regulatory authorities across jurisdictions.

Against that backdrop, protecting your business in a global market takes lawyers who can dominate pivotal cases while maintaining broad perspective. Our dispute resolution team comprises battle-tested litigators with deep roots in their home jurisdictions — drawing on the wisdom gained from local training, contacts and cultural understanding to drive your litigation strategy. As part of an integrated global team, we ensure that business objectives aren’t sacrificed to one-off wins, and that your reputation for fair dealing remains intact.


Why Baker McKenzie?

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1000+ disputes lawyers   Deep sector knowledge   Focused on efficiency
When you need the right strategy to end a dispute, there’s no substitute for knowing the local landscape. We have more locally trained litigators in more jurisdictions than any other firm. Our integrated approach, deep technical expertise and industry focus are key to providing the right strategy.   We have extensive experience in key industries including: consumer goods and retail; energy, mining and infrastructure; financial institutions; healthcare and life sciences; industrials, manufacturing and transportation; and technology, media and telecommunications.
  We collaborate with colleagues in our Global eDiscovery and Data Advisory team to minimize the escalating costs and time delays that often accompany multi-jurisdictional disputes and investigations.


Our Services

When disputes arise, we leverage our vast litigation, arbitration and investigations capabilities to identify the best path forward. We know when to be tough and we know how to do it without resorting to a scorched-earth approach. Because at the end of the day, you still have a business to operate and a brand to protect. Both of those realities are top of mind in everything that we recommend including our risk management and pre-dispute advice.



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With over 350 arbitration practitioners in key emerging markets and major financial and arbitration centers worldwide, we are already on the ground when disputes arise, providing easy access and cost savings, backed by the strength and resources of a global law firm.

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Consistently top-ranked by leading market surveys, our commercial litigation practice represents clients in complex multijurisdictional litigation. Our cases frequently involve novel and precedent-setting issues in countries around the world.

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Our team includes one of the largest contingents of former US Department of Justice prosecutors, state prosecutors, SEC and other regulators. We have extensive experience assisting in cross-border investigations.

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