Baker & McKenzie is a leading law firm, with bases in over 70 locations, spread across 46 countries. It aims to provide the very best in local legal and commercial knowledge, as well as international expertise and resources for its client base.
With a team of over 400 legal professionals, it has a strong reputation in law and business communities across the globe.
The company’s clients consist of large multinational businesses and financial institutions, and much of their work consists of dealing with complex and cross-border deals and disputes. It has been trading since 1961, and its London office remains its biggest base.
For graduates wishing to pursue a career as a lawyer, Baker & McKenzie makes a wise choice. The programme focuses on developing commercial and pragmatic skills, and recruits are expected to be great business people first and foremost.
The company seeks out trainees who are motivated by intellectual challenge and enjoy the diversity of working for a multinational business. Individuals are expected to have strong communication skills, be creative problem solvers, and have a good sense of humour.
Whilst learning to become the very best in their field, graduates will undergo a training and development programme that pushes them to excel. There’s also a generous starting salary, an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity for quick progression.
Baker & McKenzie's roots stretch back to 1948 when Russell Baker and John McKenzie, both already successful lawyers, shared a taxi home from work in Chicago.