Eric Lasry Elected Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie Paris
21 May 2012
Paris, France, 21 May 2012 – Eric Lasry has been elected Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie Paris office, effective 1 July 2012, for two years. He takes over from Régis Fabre, Managing Partner since 2008.
Eric Lasry began his career at Baker & McKenzie in Paris in 1985 as an M&A lawyer. In 1989, he joined the Chicago office and became a Partner in 1993, heading the Franco-American M&A practice. Following his return to Paris in 1997, he became head of M&A for France. He was Managing Partner of the office in 1999 and in 2003. Between 2004 and 2009, he was a member of Baker & McKenzie's Executive Committee and Chairman of the firm's European Regional Council, composed of the management of the firm's offices across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"It is a privilege to have been elected as the Managing Partner of our Paris office. With my partners we want to continue to enhance our presence in this market.
"This means understanding clients' expectations in turbulent times and taking innovative approaches. Our global reach, our experience and focus, and our ability to be nimble are all key to our client service."
Eric Lasry is highly rated for cross-border M&A and Compliance & Risk Management.