Baker Sports World's Biggest M&A Practice

By Pete Brush (February 10, 2012, 8:42 PM EST) -- Nearly double its closest peer in group size, Chicago-headquartered Baker & McKenzie LLP tops Law360's survey of the world's biggest mergers & acquisitions practices, with 1,200 lawyers across 42 countries who have the expertise to help their global clientele navigate locally.

London-based Linklaters LLP grabbed the second spot on Law360's list of the 100 largest M&A practice groups, with 697 attorneys — only about half of whom practice in the U.K. — and a growing presence in North America.

Knotted in the third spot, with 600 lawyers each, are London-headquartered Allen & Overy LLP and Chicago-headquartered Kirkland & Ellis LLP....

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