Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce the election of 67 new partners. This latest investment in the Firm's expertise grows the total number of partners worldwide to 1,600. Over 400 of these are women - the most of any law firm.

This year women make up almost 40% of the newly promoted cohort of 67 partners; a market-leading number for any law firm. The promotions take effect from 1 July. In addition 46 Partners were promoted to Principal (Equity Partners) 40% of whom are women.

Across the Firm's practice groups globally, Tax and M&A saw the largest intake of new partners, with Dispute Resolution also significantly adding to their numbers.

During Financial Year 2018 Baker McKenzie also added 53 lateral hires, strengthening the Firm's already strong client service capabilities in key practice areas. Combining this year's promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 120 partners to its ranks.

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, said:

"Congratulations to all of our new Partners - and welcome to the Firm. In a recent voluntary engagement survey of our 13,000 people worldwide, we scored highly on: pride in our Firm, our commitment to client-service and the Firm's commitment to D&I. This year's partner promotions shows that this is getting results: 40% of our new partners globally are women and 40% of our new full equity partners are women.

We have a long way to go but I wanted to mark this achievement and the commitment of our people to being a truly diverse Firm".

The newly elected partners are:

Antitrust & Competition

Fang-Yi Jen (Taipei)
Joost Haans (Brussels)
Catherine Koh Stillman (New York)*

Banking & Finance

Kullarat Phongsathaporn (Bangkok)
David Cooper (Sydney)
Jeremy Levy (London)
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Novo (Chicago)*

Capital Markets

Ivy Tun Kei Wong (Hong Kong)
Kowit Adireksombat (Bangkok)
Kammalard Urapeepatanapong (Bangkok)
Ora Wexler (Toronto)*

Dispute Resolution

Tjen Wee Wong (Singapore)
Robert Lee (Taipei)
Luca Beffa (Geneva)
Dr. Nicolai Behr (Munich)
Anton Mikel (Riyadh)
Cristina Mejia (Bogota)
Jennifer B. Seale (Washington, DC)*
Ahmed Shafey (Toronto)*

Employment & Compensation

Pamela Tsai (Taipei)
Stephen Hardy (Sydney)
Kellie-Ann McDade (Melbourne)
Jonathan Sharp (London)
Margarita Fernández (Madrid)
Nadège Dallais (Paris)
Christopher Burkett (Toronto)*

International Commercial & Trade

Kerry B. Contini (Washington, DC)*
José Hoyos-Robles (Mexico City)*
Richard L. White (Dallas)*

Intellectual Property

Jessica Le Gros (London)
Matt Dushek (Washington, DC)*
Benjamin (Ben) B. Kelly (Dallas)*
Carlos Alberto Vela-Treviño (Mexico City)*

IT & Communications

Dr. Michaela Nebel (Frankfurt)

Mergers & Acquisitions

Jeremy Ong (Hong Kong)
Stephanie Phua (Kuala Lumpur)
Ee Von Teo (Kuala Lumpur)
Olha Demianiuk (Kyiv)
Sergei Lomakin (Moscow)3
Jingjin Guo (Geneva)
Dr. Björn Simon (Frankfurt)
Caner Elmas (Istanbul)
Duygu Gultekin (Istanbul)
Richard Needham (London)
Elodie Duchêne (Luxembourg)
Aurélie Govillé (Paris)
Christina M. Bullock (Chicago)*
Steve J. Park (Houston)*

Private Equity

Omar J. Iqbal (Riyadh)


Kate Phillips (Melbourne)
Samir S. Desai (Tokyo)

Real Estate

Taijiro Suzuki (Tokyo)
Olivier Ducrey (Geneva)
Brian Zurawski (Chicago)*


Michael Nixon (Singapore)
Simone Bridges (Sydney)
Kirill Vikulov (Moscow)
David Jamieson (London)
Jessica Eden (London)
Rodrigo Castillo Cottin (Bogota)
Paul F. DePasquale (New York)*
Tatyana Johnson (New York)*
Victor Alejandro Morales-Chavez (Mexico City)*
Jonathan Welbel (Chicago)*
Joshua Nixt (New York)*
Andrew C. O'Brien-Penney (Chicago)*
Ivan Tsios (Chicago)*

*Promotions effective January 1, 2018

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