Combining this year's promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 139 partners

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce the election of 80 new partners. This latest investment in the Firm's expertise grows the total number of partners worldwide to nearly 1,600. Over 400 of these are women - the most of any law firm.

Nearly 40% or 31 of the new promotions are women; a market-leading number for any law firm. Across the Firm's practice groups globally, Dispute Resolution saw the largest intake of new partners, with Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions also significantly bolstering their ranks. Promotions are effective from July 1.

During Financial Year 2017 Baker McKenzie added 59 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 139 partners to its ranks.

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, said:

I am delighted to welcome all these great individuals to the partnership. As always I am pleased that we have a good proportion of women joining the partnership which is reflective of our focus on diversity and inclusion activities across the firm.

"We have also had a very successful year in attracting new lateral partners to the Firm who joined Baker McKenzie because they saw a truly innovative and integrated organization with a clear vision and purpose as well as its own unique culture."

The newly elected partners are:

Antitrust & Competition
Lerisha Naidu (Johannesburg)

Banking & Finance
Nick Church (Bahrain)
Maxine Ethier (Toronto)*
Francisco Fernandez Rostello (Buenos Aires)
Ziad Gadalla (Cairo)
Mohamed Hassan (Bahrain)
Mark Simpson (London)
József Vági  (Budapest)
Prashanth Venkatesh (Singapore)

Capital Markets
Alex Farcas  (Toronto)*
Kristin E. Rice-Gonzalez (Chicago )*
Heath C. Trisdale (Houston)*

Michel Sancovski (São Paulo)* **
Camila S. Steinhoff (São Paulo)* **

Dispute Resolution
Filip Boras (Vienna)
Jo Delaney (Sydney)
Marc Prat (Barcelona)
John F. Kosmidis (Washington)*
Enrico Mancuso (Milan)
Maria Masso  (Madrid)
Ignacio Naudon (Santiago)
Michael Nowina (Toronto)*
Callum O'Connor (Johannesburg)
Anan Rattanatanawat (Bangkok)
Crystal Roberts Jezierski (Washington)*
Tarek Saad (Dubai)
Derek A. Soller (New York)*
Michelle Wright (Johannesburg)*
Andrei Yorsh (Almaty)*

Employment & Compensation
Kim Sartin (London)
Victor A. Flores (San Francisco)*
Lindsay A. Minnis (New York)*
Miriam Geraghty Petrillo (Chicago)*
Andrew Shaw (Toronto)*

Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Zita Aguilera (Lima)
Ezequiel Artola (Buenos Aires)
Su-Fen Chen (Taipei)
Zoe Hilson (Sydney)
Ines Vazquez (Lima)

Roberto Cursano (Rome)

Intellectual Property
Valentina Venturelli (Santiago)*

International Commercial & Trade
Brian Cacic (Toronto)*
Gregory Lebrun (Brussels)
Jenny Revis (London)

IT & Communications
Amy C. de La Lama (Chicago)*

Mergers & Acquisitions
Sara Chiang (Taipei)
Thanh Son Dang (Hanoi)
Susannah Davies (London)
Michael S. Hamilton (Houston)*
Nancy Hamzo (Toronto)*
Petra Hanselmann (Zurich)
Guillaume Nataf (Paris)
Anna Orlander (Stockholm)
Bima Sarumpaet (Jakarta)
Alex Tan (Singapore)
Nuchaya Timrat (Bangkok)
Charles Veloso (Manila)
Sue Wan Wong (Kuala Lumpur)
Juan Vera (Bogota)

Private Equity
Derek Kwan (Singapore)
Edwin Wong (Hong Kong)

Real Estate
Cynthia de Witt Wijnen (Amsterdam)
Ben Farnell (London)
Mateusz Grabiec (Warsaw)
Frenk Huisman (Amsterdam)
Yung-Yu Tang (Taipei)

Restructuring & Insolvency
Hiroshi Kasuya (Tokyo)

Nicola Crispino (Milan)
Edouard de Rancher (Paris)
Vladimir Efremov (Moscow)
Maher Haddad (Chicago)*
Cecilia Hassan (Miami)*
Miles Hurst (Sydney)
Joseph B. Judkins (Washington)*
Tamara A. Levin (San Francisco)*
Erik Lind (Lima)
Joseph A. Myszka (Palo Alto)*
David Pope (New York)*
Mark Tonkovich (Toronto)*


*Promotions effective January 1, 2017
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, a Brazilian law firm

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