Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announces that Alex Chadwick has been re-appointed Managing Partner of the London office for a second term. The term is for three years, effective from 1 January 2020.
Alex, a Tax partner, joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee in 1990 and made partner in 1999. He headed the Firm's Tax Practice Group in London and was on Baker McKenzie's Europe Tax Transactions Steering Committee, before being appointed London Managing Partner in September 2016. Over the past three years under Alex's leadership as Managing Partner, the London Office has seen a period of significant growth, with highlights including 40% increase in London revenues, 26 Partner-level hires and 18 Partner promotions. The London office has continued working on some of the biggest and high profile mandates and has advised clients through challenging and unchartered waters.
Commenting on his re-appointment Alex Chadwick said: "I am very honoured to be elected Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in London once more. I am grateful to have an opportunity to build on the progress we have achieved so far and to continue expanding Baker McKenzie’s presence in London, as the City remains a vitally important financial centre for the Firm."
Fiona Carlin, EMEA+ Managing Partner, added: "The election of Alex for another term is excellent news for Baker McKenzie in London. The London office has experienced strong growth under Alex's leadership and I am confident he will continue to build on that success and carry forward our ambitious growth plans."
As a pre-eminent legal centre, London is a strategic priority for Baker McKenzie. With almost 500 fee-earners, the London office is also the firm’s largest and its lawyers are market leaders in banking and finance, M&A, tax, competition, dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property. The firm also advises clients on some of the largest and most complex transactions and legal matters in the European and global market, in particular complex cross-border transactions.