Legal 500 has released its 2024 EMEA Guide, ranking Baker McKenzie in 277 practice areas and its lawyers in 292 categories.

The Firm has gained 53 new lawyer rankings across the region, an increase of around 10 percent on the 2023 rankings. Of these, 24 are young lawyers recognized as Rising Stars, 20 entered the Hall of Fame / Leading Individuals table, and nine are seen as Next Generation Partners. In total, 168 of the 292 Baker McKenzie lawyers are placed in the top lawyer rankings (Hall of Fame and Leading Individuals categories).

In the practice categories, the Firm received 277 rankings, including seven new practice rankings for our France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and UAE offices. The Firm also saw 23 improved rankings, of which nearly 80 percent climbed up to the top Tier 1 and 2 rankings. In total, this year 169 of these 277 practice rankings (61 percent) are either Tier 1 or Tier 2 rankings. 

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria, including work conducted by law firms over the past 12 months, experience and depth of teams, areas of specialization and ancillary services, and client feedback.

The following lawyers were newly recognized as Leading Individuals / Hall of Fame:
  • Bahrain: Fatima Alhasan – Leading Individual; Banking and Finance (including Islamic finance), Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Belgium: Davinia Martens – Leading Individual; Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Germany: Matthias Scholz – Hall of Fame; Information Technology: IT Transactions and Outsourcing
  • Hungary: József Vági – Leading Individual; Projects and Energy
  • Morocco: Keltoum Boudribila – Leading Individual; Employment
  • Poland: Marcin Iwaniszyn – Leading Individual; Banking and Finance
  • Poland: Michał Głowacki – Leading Individual; Capital Markets
  • South Africa: Lerisha Naidu – Leading Individual; Competition
  • Spain: Ester Navas – Leading Individual; Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Switzerland: Lukas Glanzmann – Hall of Fame; Banking and Finance: Zurich
The Firm was also newly promoted to Tier 1 rankings in the following categories:

Industry Focus: Retail

Intellectual Property: Copyright

Data Privacy and Data Protection
Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

Capital Markets

Banking and Finance: Zurich

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