Baker McKenzie has named partner Keith Jones as its new London Head of Competition, effective 1 January 2019. Keith, who joined the Firm in 2001 as an Associate and was made Partner in 2005, has extensive experience in UK and EU competition law. He is a solicitor-advocate having been called to the Bar in 1995.
Keith takes over the role from partner Samantha Mobley who, after a 14-year tenure as Head of Department, has recently taken up a position on the Management Committee of the London office.
Commenting on his appointment, Keith Jones said: "I'm honoured to be leading the Firm's Competition practice in London, which continues to go from strength to strength."
Samantha Mobley adds: "I'm delighted to be passing on the leadership of the team to Keith. I am confident that Keith will ensure that the group continues to grow and prosper as a market-leading practice in London."
Baker McKenzie's Global Competition Practice has nearly three decades of experience and has strength not just in Europe and the US, but in Asia, Latin America and Africa. As such, the team is ranked in the "Top Five Global Elite" by Global Competition Review. In London, the Competition Team comprises 30 competition lawyers, including partner Luis Gomez and recent partner hire Nicola Northway from Barclays, and is a practice which is Highly Recommended by Global Competition Review.