Baker & McKenzie establishes presence in Turkey with local alliance

October 31, 2011 Baker & Mckenzie now has a presence in Turkey after making an exclusive relationship agreement with Istanbul-based firm Esin Law Firm.

The chairman of Baker & McKenzie’s executive committee, Eduardo Leite, explained that the move was prompted by client demand: “Istanbul is an increasingly important hub for global business,” he said.

It is also reported that Baker & McKenzie is in the process of applying for a licence to establish an office under its own banner in Istanbul. Under such a licence the firm would be permitted to relocate lawyers to Turkey to advise on foreign law, and to undertake a more complete merger with Esin.

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