Baker McKenzie Toronto has been recognized once again in the 2023 Chambers and Partners Canada Guide as a leading Canadian Law Firm.

For nearly 30 years, Chambers and Partners has ranked law firms based on technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money and depth of team. Chambers Canada rankings account for lawyers and firms across the country’s provinces and territories. Rankings are based on extensive interviews with clients and peers as well as firm submissions.

Baker McKenzie is proud to have the following lawyers recognized in the 2023 Chambers and Partners Canada Guide

Christopher AideIntellectual Property (Nationwide – Canada)
George Avraam Employment & Labour (Ontario)
Jacques Bernier Tax: Litigation (Nationwide – Canada)
Paul Burns International Trade/WTO (Nationwide – Canada)
Brian CacicInternational Trade/WTO (Nationwide – Canada)
Kevin Coon Business & Human Rights Law (Nationwide – Canada)
Arlan Gates Advertising & Marketing (Nationwide – Canada), Competition/Antitrust (Nationwide – Canada)
Theo Ling Information Technology (Nationwide – Canada)
Alex PankratzTax (Nationwide – Canada)
John PirieWhite-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Nationwide – Canada), Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)
Andrew ShawEmployment & Labour (Ontario)

In addition, the following practice groups have been ranked:

Intellectual Property (Nationwide – Canada)

Managing and protecting intellectual property has become increasingly complex for global companies, which often have huge IP portfolios and operations in multiple jurisdictions with varied IP laws and levels of enforcement. Rapid technological advancements have enabled infringers to become more sophisticated, and the rise of intellectual property as a main driver of mergers and acquisitions has made developing strategies to protect these assets even more important.
Since 1962, we have helped the world’s leading multinational companies in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of their IP rights. With nearly 400 intellectual property lawyers in 40 countries, we cover the full scope of IP services in more jurisdictions than any other firm. Read More.

International Trade/WTO (Nationwide – Canada)

Most countries impose legal control on the export of goods from their jurisdictions while international trade agreements often include additional import, export and trade regulations that companies must comply with. Failing to observe export control laws and international sanctions can have severe consequences for companies including loss of export privileges, reputational damage, criminal and civil fines, and even imprisonment.

Our International Commercial & Trade lawyers help clients keep up with rapidly changing, often conflicting import, export and trade regulations that impact cross-border trade transactions and activities. Our areas of expertise include export controls, export clearance provisions, anti-boycott controls, outbound trade compliance, VAT/indirect taxes, product safety, strategic sourcing, supply chain security and trade remedies. Read More.

Tax (Nationwide – Canada)

As trusted tax counsel to leading multinational companies for more than five decades, our Global Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world. Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for our work across the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe, clients and industry peers recognize the high quality of the tax advice we provide in transactions, as well as in global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect tax/GST/VAT, dispute resolution and wealth management matters, worldwide.

Unlike accounting firms, all of our advice is legally privileged and our tax litigators can represent clients in all phases of tax disputes and have successfully defended clients in some of the largest tax disputes on record. With 950 tax practitioners — lawyers, economists and advisers — in more than 40 countries, we collaborate across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax laws, practices and dispute resolution techniques around the world. Our unsurpassed global coverage enables us to help clients design, implement and defend tax strategies for their international operations and transactions everywhere they operate. Read More.

About Baker McKenzie

Our Firm was founded at a time when the global legal marketplace did not exist, creating the first global law firm. Our aspiration remains to be the premier global law firm with strong offices where our clients consider to be the major commercial centers or in other markets with great potential for growth. View Firm leadership here.

Baker McKenzie opened its Canadian office over 60 years ago, recognizing Canada’s global economic importance. Today, Canada is one of the world’s largest, diverse and developed economies and our lawyers develop innovative and pragmatic business solutions for both domestic and foreign companies with business interests in Canada and around the world. We act for some of Canada’s and the world’s largest multinational business enterprises, but equally as important, we also act for many smaller domestic companies. The first and still the only truly integrated global law firm in Canada, we keep abreast of business, investment and trade trends in regions where our Canadian clients most frequently pursue business opportunities. By combining global best practices with efficient cross-border collaboration, we offer clients seasoned, industry-specific capabilities across all continents, unmatched by other Canadian firms. Read More.