Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has promoted five partners including: Luca Beffa - Geneva, Cristina Mejia - Bogotá, Anton Mikel - Riyadh, Ahmed Shafey - Toronto and Tjen Wee Wong - Singapore
International Arbitration partner John Leadley, has said: "Our International Arbitration practice is one of the largest, most diverse groups in the world with leading practitioners in key emerging markets as well as major financial and arbitration centers. I am therefore delighted to welcome these lawyers to partnership, to further strengthen our exceptional pool of talent."
Luca Beffa (Geneva)
Luca is the co-head of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Group in Geneva. He has extensive experience in international arbitration matters, regularly acting as counsel and arbitrator. Luca is on the list of arbitrators of ICC Switzerland and of the LCIA.
Cristina Mejia (Bogotá)
Cristina has more than 10 years of experience in domestic and international arbitration and litigation representing and advising local and international clients from the infrastructure, financial, oil, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors.
Anton Mikel (Riyadh)
Anton specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has extensive and diverse commercial litigation and commercial arbitration experience in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. federal (district and appellate) and state courts. He has represented some of the largest foreign and local companies and banks operating in the Middle East in a range of disputes involving breach of contract, joint ventures, liquidation, and labor disputes.
Ahmed Shafey (Toronto)
Ahmed maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, providing advice in the context of contractual disputes, professional liability actions, class actions, shareholder disputes, cyber security/data privacy matters, product liability actions, government procurement litigation, international commercial arbitrations and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.
Tjen Wee Wong (Singapore)
Tjen Wee's wealth of experience in International Arbitration involves major arbitral rules including UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC and KLRCA; with conduct of hearings in multiple jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.