Baker McKenzie in Australia has announced its new senior appointments as from 1 July 2021. The Firm has internally promoted 2 partners, 8 special counsels and 13 senior associates.
Baker McKenzie's Australia National Managing Partner, Anthony Foley stated: "These internal promotions highlight the depth of talent we have within our Firm. With the election of two of our former summer clerks as partners, we celebrate that our Firm attracts, develops and retains some of the best young legal talent in the country while providing them with the opportunity to work with many of the world's leading companies. It builds on our success in healthcare and life sciences and TMT sectors whilst demonstrating our diverse service offering with promotions in litigation, tax, real estate, corporate, energy, intellectual property, construction, environmental markets and banking/finance."
When asked specifically about the Firm's two new partners, Anthony stated: "Amy Middlebrook is a first class litigator working on complex multi-party commercial disputes, including in corporate law, product liability, advertising and marketing, with a strong focus on the healthcare sector. Ryan Grant has a strong background in technology, providing clients with legal advice relating to data protection, copyright, misleading or deceptive conduct, defamation and general commercial disputes involving complex technology. Both Amy and Ryan are exceptional lawyers who will bolster our ability to service our clients' needs."
Amy Middlebrook commented: "I am grateful for the support I have received from both my colleagues and clients over the course of my time at the Firm. I look forward to the next phase of my career. "
Ryan Grant commented: "I am extremely appreciative of both the Firm and my clients, who have supported me to get to this point. It is a great boost to enjoy such support and look forward to taking on more responsibility whilst continuing to further develop and grow in my career."