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Officials at the awards ceremony

Baker McKenzie wins top award

DUBAI, April 26, 2018

Baker McKenzie, a leading international law firm, has been voted "Regulatory & Investigations Team of the Year" at The Middle East Legal Awards 2018 hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel, held recently in Dubai, UAE.

The awards ceremony celebrated outstanding achievement within the legal profession and awards were judged by an independent panel comprising the most senior and innovative individuals in the sector, said a statement.

Baker McKenzie was also shortlisted in seven other categories. This comes on the back of its recognition as "Litigation Team of the Year" in 2017 and "Regulatory & Investigations Team of the Year" in 2016 at the same awards, it said.

Dr Habib Al Mulla, executive chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla in the UAE, said: “It is an honour to have been recognised for the award.”

“Our clients face increasing global regulatory and enforcement activity, and we are committed to easing their navigation of different national and international regulations, as well as helping them take control in times of crisis,” he added.

This is the fourth award won by Baker McKenzie's Middle East practice in the past 12 months. The firm was recognised at Mergermarket's Middle Eastern M&A Awards as "Middle East Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" in 2018 and "Telecoms, Media & Technology M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" in 2017, and also voted "Litigation Team of the Year" at the 2017 Middle East Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week and the Association of Corporate Counsel, it said.

The firm’s internationally recognised lawyers and long-standing presence in the highest-risk jurisdictions, Baker McKenzie's Global Compliance & Investigations Group is there to advise clients on how best to mitigate risk and conduct business ethically without sacrificing profitability.

The firm conducts internal and regulator-driven investigations and provides risk management advice in a variety of areas: anti-bribery and corruption; trade compliance, sanctions and boycotts; customs; data privacy; financial crime; tax; regulatory conformance and enforcement, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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