Baker & McKenzie Elects New Managing Partner for Germany and Austria
2 July 2012
Frankfurt, 2 July 2012 – Dr. Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort was elected new Managing Partner for the German and Austrian offices of Baker & McKenzie effective as of 1 July, 2012. The managing Partner is elected for a three year term at Baker & McKenzie.
Ulmer-Eilfort specializes in IP Law and Media Law and advises clients in the Life Sciences and Media industries. The mother of three children joined Baker & McKenzie in 1994, becoming partner in 1998. She began her career at Baker & McKenzie in the Frankfurt office – today she works out of the Munich office.
“The trust the partnership has installed in me makes me proud,” commented Dr. Constanze Ulmer-Eilfort, new Managing Partner von Baker & McKenzie in Germany and Austria. “I look forward to the challenges of the next three years. Our clients expect creative and pragmatic solutions from us. With our team of highly qualified and motivated lawyers and our international network, Baker & McKenzie is perfectly positioned to fulfill the demands of the market and stand up to the competition.”
For the first time in Germany and Austria, the Firm has elected a female Managing Partner. But Baker & McKenzie globally has a tradition of female leadership. Christine Lagarde, today Chief of the IMF, was Chairman of the firm between 1999 and 2004.