Baker McKenzie welcomes Antony Rumboll as a partner in the Corporate Markets team in Sydney, having joined the firm following his success as an exceptional senior investment banking lawyer at UBS.
Baker McKenzie National Managing Partner, Anthony Foley stated: "Antony is an outstanding lawyer, having spent a decade at UBS, one of Australia's leading investment banks, where he has made a name for himself as a technically excellent practitioner with a strong business acumen. Antony is highly regarded by the investment banking and legal communities."
Koen Vanhaerents, Baker McKenzie Global Head of Capital Markets added: "We are delighted that Antony has chosen to join our corporate group in Sydney, adding additional depth to our leading ECM and M&A team".
During the period Antony spent at UBS, the firm has been consistently ranked as one of Australia's leading investment banks across equity and debt capital markets as well as M&A. Antony has been involved in many of Australia's most significant corporate transactions including the Qube takeover of Asciano, the proposed Tatts/Tabcorp merger, the QR National IPO, Telstra 3 Share Offer, 2010 Shell/Woodside block trade and recent IPOs such as MYOB, Healthscope and Link.
In being appointed, Antony Rumboll stated: "Baker McKenzie provides a fantastic opportunity for me to work across both local and global financial markets on leading ECM, M&A and DCM transactions with Baker McKenzie’s market leading lawyers. I look forward to continuing the strong relationships gained during my time at UBS, and to utilise the experience and expertise gained for top tier investment banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, corporations and government clients. As the world's premier cross-border transactional law-firm, it really has an unrivalled platform to assist clients across the complete life-cycle of their strategies and I'm delighted to be joining the team."
Ben McLaughlin, the Head of the Australian Corporate Group, added:
I welcome Antony to our growing capital markets team. He will provide insight and strategic advice for our clients.
Baker McKenzie's ECM team was rated the #1 ECM legal team in the Australian market (for both issuers and lead managers), according to Thomson Reuters in 2016 Thomson Reuters also ranked Baker McKenzie #1 for M&A in Asia Pacific in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year. In 2017 ACRITAS ranked Baker McKenzie as the #1 global lawfirm brand, for the eighth consecutive year, and the #1 lawfirm brand in Asia Pacific.