Baker McKenzie Founded in 1949, Baker McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through more than 11,000 people in 77 offices in 47 countries. The firm is known for its global perspective, deep understanding of the local language and culture of business, uncompromising commitment to excellence, and world-class fluency in its client service. Baker McKenzie has been active in the MENA region since the mid-1970s. In that time, the firm has established a substantial presence, first with an associated office in Riyadh in 1980, then Cairo (1985), Bahrain (1998), Abu Dhabi (2009), Doha, Istanbul (both 2011) Casablanca (2012), Dubai (2013) and Jeddah (2014).We have over 30 partners and 130 associates who operate as an integrated team in the region, often with colleagues from Baker McKenzie offices worldwide. Our approach eliminates logistical issues when coordinating international and local counsel, resulting in less duplication, greater efficiency, lower cost and a higher level of service. We provide clients with a full range of services, including corporate/M&A, commercial, capital markets (debt and equity), and banking and finance (including Islamic finance) and dispute resolution matters. Many of our lawyers are fluent Arabic speakers and are qualified to practice in the UK, US and Middle East. We work readily with both English and Arabic documentation in handling all aspects of a transaction.