Global law firm Baker McKenzie announced two promotions in its Almaty and Moscow offices, which will further strengthen the Firm’s position in the CIS region and span a range of multijurisdictional practices — Dispute Resolution and International Commercial & Trade. The promotions are effective from 1 July 2017.

Vladimir Efremov has been promoted to partner in Moscow, and Andrei Yorsh is now a partner in the Almaty office.

"These new appointments reflect our strong and continued commitment to delivering the high-quality legal advice that our clients demand, and aim to maintain our leading market position," said Sergei Voitishkin, CIS managing partner.

Andrei and Vladimir are great lawyers and individuals, and will further strengthen our excellent team of partners.

"Andrei’s appointment highlights the strength of the Almaty office and excellent career opportunities that we offer. We have high expectations in connection with Andrei and believe that he will exceed our expectations," said Azamat Kuatbekov, managing partner of the Almaty office.

For the second consecutive year, Chambers Europe has ranked the Firm in band 1 in Corporate/Commercial in the CIS. In 2017, Chambers Europe named Baker McKenzie the Law Firm of the Year in Russia and Ukraine.

Globally, Baker McKenzie has elected 80 new partners, bringing the total number of partners in the Firm to nearly 1,600. Over 400 of these are women ‒ the most of any law firm.

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