Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie was named “International Law Firm of the Year for Women in Law” by LexisNexis Middle East at their inaugural Women in Law Awards in the GCC, which was held in Dubai on 23 February 2022.
The inaugural Women in Law Awards celebrate women’s achievements and innovations in the legal practice in the GCC as well as the organizations that that have put efforts into promoting women and gender equality within their teams.
Baker McKenzie was recognized for their commitment to the advancement of female talent across the GCC, with the inclusion and diversity programs that the Firm has in place and are implementing in the region. Senior Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Counsel Sally Kotb was also shortlisted for “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” and “Construction Lawyer of the Year”.
In acknowledgment of this accolade, Keri Watkins, Senior Lawyer and Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Middle East Inclusion & Diversity Committee commented: “We are excited and proud to have been awarded “International Law Firm of the Year for Women in Law” at the LexisNexis Middle East Awards. This is a testament to the Firm’s unwavering commitment to champion female talent and advance diverse leadership and excellence among our people, clients, the legal industry and our communities. Congratulations to all the outstanding women of Baker McKenzie in the Middle East!”Baker McKenzie’s flagship inclusion and diversity program in the region, BakerWomen Middle East, continues to support the advancement of women in the workplace and foster a strong sense of community among female professionals in various sectors in the Middle East. Globally, we are also the first law firm to set gender global diversity targets to diversify our senior leadership pipeline and ensure equitable promotion of opportunities for women.