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Combining this year's promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 150 partners.

Premier global law firm Baker McKenzie announces election of 85 new partners. This latest investment in the Firm's expertise grows the total number of partners worldwide to 1,580. Over 400 of these are women - the most of any law firm.

Forty percent or 34 of the new promotions are women; matching the Firm's own record set in 2015 and a market-leading number for any law firm. Across the Firm's practice groups globally, Tax saw the largest intake of new partners with Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution and Mergers & Acquisitions, significantly bolstering their ranks. Save as indicated below, the promotions are effective 1 July.

Regionally, 43 percent of the promotions are in Asia Pacific; 19 percent are in Europe, Middle East and Africa; 8 percent in Latin America; and 30 percent in North America.

During Financial Year 2016 Baker & McKenzie added 65 lateral hires, bolstering the Firm's already strong client service capabilities in key practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance and Tax, among others. A third of the lateral hires are women. Combining this year's promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 150 partners.

Eduardo Leite, Chairman of Baker McKenzie, said: “I am pleased to welcome all of our new partners from across the world. Our promotions demonstrate our broad diversity of talent across numerous countries and practice groups. I am particularly proud that we continue to promote a high number of women. Few professional services firms, especially one as large as ours, can say that they consistently promote a partner class of nearly half women as we have done again this year. However, although much has been done, we have more to do."

The newly elected partners are:

Banking & Finance
Pierre Chiasson (Tokyo)
Tsutomu Kobayashi (Tokyo)
Chuong Nguyen (Melbourne)
Kathryn Johnstone (Chicago)*
Esther Chik (Kuala Lumpur)
Kim Hock Ang (Singapore)
Matthew Hopkinson (Yangon)
Mahardikha Sardjana (Jakarta)

Capital Markets
Hang Wang (Beijing)
Boonyaporn Donnapee (Bangkok)

Compliance
Sophia Man (Hong Kong)

Dispute Resolution
Weiyi Tan (Singapore)
Elaine Yap (Kuala Lumpur)
Emran Arifin (Kuala Lumpur)
Soo Khim Keoy (Hong Kong)
Chien-hung Lai (Taipei)
Piyapong Panyachiva (Bangkok)
Magdalena Berg (Stockholm)
Kate Corby (London)
Widaad Ebrahim (Johannesburg)
Justin Marlles (Houston)*
Francesca Richmond (London)
Mohammad Al Shraideh (Dubai)
Itse Oosterhoff (Amsterdam)
Giuliana Schunck (Sao Paulo)**
Teresa Michaud (San Francisco)*
Tiago Zapater (Sao Paulo)**

Employment
Nicole Calabro (San Francisco)*
Emily Harbison (Houston)*
Benjamin Ho (San Francisco)*
Zheng Lu (Shanghai)
Julia Wilson (London)
Matias Herrero (Buenos Aires)**

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Ina Maria Drago (Lima)
Kirana Sastrawijaya (Jakarta)

Healthcare
Toby Patten (Melbourne)

Intellectual Property
Ren Jun Lim (Singapore)
Minh Tri Quach (Hanoi)
Paolo Sbuttoni (Hong Kong)
Alvaro Gutierrez (Lima)
Mackenzie Martin (Dallas)*
Justin Welch (Dallas)*

International Commercial & Trade
Alison Stafford Powell (Palo Alto)*
Marcos Basso (Houston)*
Michael Egan (Washington, D.C.)*
Tristan Grimmer (London)
Riza Buditomo (Jakarta)

IT & Communications
Magalie Dansac (Paris)

Mergers & Acquisitions
Manuel Meyer (Zurich)
Davinia Martens (Belgium)
Louis Liu (Taipei)
Noriko Sakamoto (Bangkok)
Grace Tso (Hong Kong)
Weronika Achramowicz (Warsaw)
David Monnier (Riyadh)
David Scott (London)
Mauricio Pacheco (Sao Paulo)**
Darcy Down (Chicago)*
Jeffrey Curtis (Houston)*
David Palumbo (Toronto)*
William Rowe (Chicago)*
Andrew Warmus (Chicago)*
Luisa Fernandez-Guina (Manila)
Ross Taylor (Yangon)
Daniel Pardede (Jakarta)
Wei Kwang Woo (Kuala Lumpur)
Rick Troiano (Melbourne)

Real Estate
Alex Gong (Shanghai)
Dora Stilianos (Melbourne)

Securities
Mark Tu (Taipei)

Tax
Yvonne Beh (Kuala Lumpur)
Nopporn Charoenkitraj (Bangkok)
Mounia Benabdallah (Amsterdam)
Alistair Craig (London)
Reinaldo Ravelli (Sao Paulo)**
Gwen Hulsey (Houston)*
Paula Levy (Palo Alto)*
Colleen Romero (Chicago)*
Julia Skubis Weber (Chicago)*
Brian Arthur (New York)*
Kai Kramer (Houston)*
Michael Liu (Palo Alto)*
Stephen Long (Dallas)*
Daniel Stern (Washington, D.C.)*
Phillip Taylor (Washington, D.C.)*

*Promotions effective January 1, 2016
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, a Brazilian law firm

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