Baker & McKenzie


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 1
  • UK/…



  • UK 200 Position: 1
  • UK/global turnover: £112m/£855.7m
  • Global PEP: £490,000
  • UK/global RPL: £298,000/£278,000
Baker & McKenzie’s London office saw revenue leap from £99.6m in 2006 to £112m for the 2007 financial year – a 12 per cent increase. Average PEP closed in on the £500,000 mark, while , RPL broke through £300,000 after a year of significant investment the year before.

Transactional highlights for the firm include advising L’Oréal on its £652m takeover of The Body Shop and scooping Unilever’s entire global trademark portfolio, beating more than 20 firms during the course of an eight-month tender process.

The firm continued to expand its banking and finance practice, hiring Nick Tostivin and David Deck from Linklaters, as well as New York partner Laurence Pettit from White & Case.

*UK figures are for the year ended 30 June 2007; global figures are for the year ended 30 June 2006


  • Web: www.ukgraduates.bakernet.com
  • Telephone: 020 7919 1000
  • Fax: 020 7919 1999
  • No. of Trainees: 62
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 38
  • Training contract application deadline: Non-law 18-02-2008 / law 31-07-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: No
    • Written exercise: No
    • Presentation: No
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: Yes
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 30
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 31-01-2008
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 50%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £6,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £8,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £37,000
    • Qualification: £64,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: No
    • Gym membership: Yes
    • Subsidised lunch: Yes
    • Free taxis after hours: Yes