Baker & McKenzie International (Baker McKenzie) is a global law firm structured as a Swiss Verein which operates through a number of professional firms and constituent entities (the Member Firms) located throughout the world to provide legal and other client related professional services. The Member Firms are constituted and regulated in accordance with relevant local regulatory and legal requirements. The use of the name Baker McKenzie is for description purposes only and does not imply that the Member Firms are in a partnership or are part of a LLP. The responsibility for the provision of services to the client is defined in the terms of engagement between the Member Firm and the client.

In accordance with the common terminology used in professional services organizations, references to "partner" or "principal" means a person who is a partner, or principal or equivalent in a Member Firm, and reference to an "office" means an office of any such Member Firm.

The Baker McKenzie websites, being any website operated for or on behalf of Baker McKenzie or any Member Firm, are intended for information purposes only. Nothing in the Baker McKenzie websites is to be considered as creating an attorney-client relationship or indeed any contractual relationship or as rendering legal or professional advice for any specific matter. Readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel. No client or reader should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content on the Baker McKenzie website(s) without first obtaining matter specific legal and/or professional advice. Baker McKenzie and/or any Member Firm accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, howsoever incurred, which may result from accessing or reliance on content on the Baker McKenzie website(s), and disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any or all liability with respect to acts or omissions made by clients or readers on the basis of content on the Baker McKenzie website(s). If you have any questions on the content on the Baker McKenzie website(s) please contact Niall McSorley, Deputy General Counsel.

The Baker McKenzie website(s) may contain links to external websites and external websites may link to Baker McKenzie website(s). Baker McKenzie and/or the Member Firms are not responsible for the content or operation of any such external sites and disclaims all liability, howsoever occurring, in respect of the content or operation of any such external websites.

Some of the content of the Baker McKenzie website(s) may constitute attorney advertising within the meaning of the applicable bar rules. As applicable, the following statement is made in accordance with those rules: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME. In addition to the legal notices above, please refer to the Regional Notices for additional information for Member Firms.

Anti-corruption and anti-bribery

Baker McKenzie is required to comply with a variety of anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws across many jurisdictions including in particular but without limitation the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. The Firm, its lawyers, its employees and its clients as well as its suppliers, have various obligations under the anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. We comply with these obligations and advise our clients in relation to compliance with these obligations. As a Firm we have in place robust policies, training and procedures to ensure compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws globally, where applicable.

Please refer to our Code of Business Conduct

E-mail Disclaimer

NOTICE: If you have received an e-mail from Baker McKenzie, the e-mail message and all attachments transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the addressee and may contain legally privileged and confidential information. If the reader of the message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of the message or its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received a message in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to the message and please delete it from your computer.

PLEASE NOTE that all incoming e-mails will be automatically scanned by us and by an external service provider to eliminate unsolicited promotional e-mails (“spam”). This could result in deletion of a legitimate e-mail before it is read by its intended recipient at our firm. Please tell us if you have concerns about this automatic filtering.

Copyright and Reproduction Notice

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