Anders Fast has taken over as new Managing Partner at Baker McKenzie in Stockholm. Anders is currently a partner and leads the Stockholm office’s M&A group, as wells as chair of Baker McKenzie’s private equity group in EMEA .

I am really pleased to have been asked to lead the work of the Stockholm office over the coming years. I am looking forward to building on Baker McKenzie’s position as the leading global law firm in cross-border corporate transactions,

says Anders Fast.
 
Anders has worked at Baker McKenzie for 17 years and has been a partner since 2007. He works primarily with M&A, capital markets and investments, and advises clients on commercial contract law. Anders graduated in law from Uppsala University in 1993 and was admitted to the Swedish bar in 2002. He worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company from 2000 to 2002. 
 
Anders succeeds Sten Bauer, who steps down on 31 December 2016. After six years as Managing Partner, Sten, who specialises in M&A and labour law, will return to work fulltime with Baker McKenzie’s clients.

Anders has excellent leadership skills and long and solid experience in advising on transactions. He is the right person to successfully lead the work of the firm in the future. I am looking forward to devoting my time wholeheartedly to client work,

says Sten Bauer, Managing Partner at Baker McKenzie in Sweden.
 
In recent years, Baker McKenzie has received several international awards. Among these was the ranking of Baker McKenzie as the world’s strongest global law firm brand, by Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2016.  
 
"It is going to be exciting to continue to develop Baker McKenzie’s strong trademark. We live in a time of change and must constantly evolve to be ahead of the curve. One challenge for me is to implement our newly updated global strategy and profile, which even better meets our clients’ needs and the challenges and changes we see on the global market. It is with humility that I take over the role of Managing Partner from Sten Bauer. He has done a fantastic job on positioning Baker McKenzie in the Nordics and building strong relationships with our 76 other offices around the world, says Anders Fast."

 

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