Baker & Mckenzie

U.S. takeover deal brings foreign relief

Last week's official approval of a United States firm's takeover of Little Sheep Group, a popular Hong Kong-listed Chinese restaurant chain, was seen as an example of fair market competition in China, even though the approval process by antitrust regulators took seven mon

Thursday, 17 November, 2011, 12:00am

Chief shows the human face of legal dealings

Commercial lawyers are generally better known for their cut-throat ability to seal the latest billion-dollar deal than for their easy-going personalities.

It comes as surprise therefore that Eduardo Leite, the new global chairman of Baker & McKenzie, was recommended for the role because of his 'humanity'.

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing cools to foreign inflows

The total number of foreign-invested real estate enterprises approved by the mainland government fell 39 per cent to 78 last month, after it tightened the flow of foreign investment into the property sector.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Leadership skills close to home for top lawyer

A father of seven, the chairman of Baker & McKenzie likes to credit his child-rearing experience for helping him develop global corporate strategies

JOHN CONROY SAYS being a father of seven has prepared him well to head one of the world's largest law firms, with 70 offices in 38 countries.

19 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


International law firm Baker & McKenzie has opened an office in Shanghai - its second on the mainland following Beijing. It is one of the first foreign law firms to receive a licence to operate on the mainland.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Pfizer legal case

Lawyers for Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, have demanded that a magazine which named itself after the pill's Chinese name change its title. Baker and McKenzie said Waico Crazy Night had breached the law by offering free supplies of Viagra as a promotion. They said it should remove all pictures of the pills and containers.

6 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Top legal firm plays key role as adviser

International legal firm Baker & McKenzie has a long history of involvement in business in China.

Lawyers from the firm began visiting China in 1972, soon after the historic visit by then United States president Richard Nixon. Baker & McKenzie set up an office in Beijing in 1980.

13 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Law firm to keep Shanghai office

BAKER and McKenzie, of the United States, is to keep its Shanghai office open, according to Mike Moser, senior partner for China, who yesterday denied reports from the city that the law firm was leaving.

17 Dec 1994 - 12:00am