Baker McKenzie has announced five new appointments at its Paris office, as Partner, Senior Counsel and Counsel in the following practices: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Tax and Employment Law. At global level, 68 new Partners have been appointed at the firm, which now has more than 1,600 Partners, including 400 women, which is the largest proportion of women among international law firms. These appointments come into effect on July 1st. 

Nadège Dallais, age 41, is appointed Partner in Paris.  A member of the Paris bar since 2004, with a Master’s degree in Employment Relations from the University of Warwick (2001) and a European post-graduate degree from the University of Toulouse (2010), she joined the Baker McKenzie Employment department in 2001, where she worked as an associate before being appointed Counsel in 2015. In 2012, she followed an internal training programme at the Palo Alto office. Nadège has Franco-Irish nationality and manages matters relating to employment law in the framework of individual and collective employment relations and works on issues relating to employment contracts, working time, settlement agreements, relations with personnel representatives, immigration matters as well as restructuring and individual and collective dismissals. She is an active member of Baker McKenzie’s Green Committee in Paris and jointly responsible for the firm’s pro bono initiatives. 

Aurélie Govillé, age 38, is appointed Partner in Paris. A member of the Paris bar since 2006, she has a Master’s degree in Business Law from Jean Monnet University in Sceaux (2002) and a post-graduate degree in Business Law and Tax from Paris University II Panthéon-Assas (2003). Aurélie Govillé joined Baker McKenzie’s M&A practice in 2006 and was appointed Senior Associate in 2010. Aurélie Govillé advises both French and foreign clients in the context of the structuring and implementation of domestic and international transactions, in particular pre or post-acquisition restructuring or supply chains. She also advises listed and non-listed French companies regarding their governance and their development.

Antoine Caillard, age 44, is appointed Senior Counsel in Paris. Admitted to the Paris bar in 2002, he has a Master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, a post-graduate degree in European Business Law from the University of Paris XI and a post-graduate diploma in International Economics Law from the University of Paris V. Antoine Caillard joined Baker McKenzie’s M&A practice in 2007 as a Senior Associate, then was appointed Counsel in 2011.  He works on mergers and acquisitions, joint-venture and private equity transactions of domestic or cross-border dimension, in particular in the sectors of finance, health and new technologies.

Charles Baudoin, age 37, is appointed Counsel in Paris. Holder of a Master’s degree in Tax Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2006) and a Political Sciences graduate (2004), he was admitted to the Paris bar in 2007.  Charles Baudoin joined Baker McKenzie’s tax practice in Paris in 2015, after having worked for several years in the tax department of another international business law firm. He works for a client base made up of French and foreign businesses and investment funds on tax issues, in particular the structuring of complex transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and business restructuring.

Geoffrey Poras, age 36, is appointed Counsel in Paris. Admitted to the Paris bar in 2009, he has a post-graduate diploma in Business Law from the University of Paris XII (2006). Geoffrey Poras joined Baker McKenzie’s tax practice in Paris in 2015 where he has worked, up until now, as a Senior Associate. Before then, he worked as a Manager specialising in international mobility for an international audit firm.  He works with numerous French and international groups on matters of compensation, employee shareholdership and international mobility. He has also developed a significant litigation practice in these areas. 

“We are delighted by these new appointments which demonstrate the vitality and development of our firm in France and in Europe as well as internationally” declared Eric Lasry, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Paris. “They reward the expertise and talent of Nadège Dallais, Aurélie Govillé, Antoine Caillard, Charles Baudoin and Geoffrey Poras. These new appointments are part of our strategy and vision of excellence and will allow our teams to further strengthen the services offered to our clients.” 
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