Baker McKenzie has appointed Sunny Mann as the new Global Chair of the Firm's International Commercial & Trade Practice Group, effective 1 July 2021. 

Sunny is a partner in the London office and has also worked in the Firm's Washington DC, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney offices. He advises clients on compliance and investigations with respect to export controls, trade sanctions, anti-bribery and foreign investment rules. He has been with the Firm for 21 years and became a partner in 2010, going on to lead the UK International Commercial and Trade Practice, which has been ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 UK for 20 years. 

Sunny is also a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Diversity & Inclusion Committee, helping drive our strong commitment to recruiting a diverse pool of talent and creating an inclusive environment where people are able to reach their fullest potential.  Sunny has, in particular, spearheaded the introduction of ethnicity targets and pay gap reporting in the UK.

On becoming Chair, Sunny said: 

"I'm incredibly proud to step up to this role leading such a great group that pulls together one of the largest teams of trade and commercial practitioners. The talented practitioners in our group have been supporting our clients on some of the most critical issues of the day, including navigating trade wars; expansive trade sanctions and foreign investment controls; disruptions to supply chains coming out of the pandemic and Brexit; climate change and sustainability.  Helping our clients with the complexity of these business-critical issues globally is something I genuinely believe we do better than any other firm, and I am looking forward to taking our market-leading proposition to our clients."

Commenting on this appointment, Baker McKenzie's Global Chair Milton Cheng said, "International trade and supply chains are among the most vital areas in which we can help our clients in the current environment. I am really pleased Sunny is taking on the challenge of leading our practice. He is incredibly well-regarded by our people and our clients, and will be a great asset to our global leadership team.  His strong commitment to Inclusion further strengthens his leadership credentials within our Firm" 
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