Baker McKenzie has hired Swedish attorney Katarina Bilge, who joined the Stockholm office as a senior associate on September 13th, 2022. Katarina joins from the Ministry of Justice of Sweden where she served as Deputy Director. She also has experience from working at the District Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in Sweden. Katarina will add bench strength and expertise to McKenzie's dispute resolution and corporate practice groups.

- We are delighted to welcome Katarina to Baker McKenzie. Her combined experience from the courts and legislative work within the field of corporate law is highly sought after and will strengthen local expertise in Stockholm. We see an increased demand from clients both in and outside of Sweden for advise in these fields, and the recruitment is part of strengthening our expertise in these important areas, says Erik Forsin, Partner at Baker McKenzie.

Katarina Bilge received her law degree at Stockholm University in 2006. She joined the Firm from the Ministry of Justice of Sweden (Division for Real Estate and Company Law), where she during the recent years served as Deputy Director. At the Ministry of Justice, Katarina worked, among other things, on the implementation of the directives (EU) on cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions and on encouraging long-term shareholder engagement. She has also participated as a legal adviser in government inquiries within the field of corporate law.

Katarina is a legally trained judge and has served as a judge within the Swedish judiciary for several years, most recently at the Svea Court of Appeal in Stockholm. She has also served at the District Court of Stockholm, where she primarily decided commercial disputes. She has also worked as an administrative lawyer at the Supreme Court of Sweden. She started her judicial career as a trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels and at law firms in Stockholm and Munich.

- I really look forward to becoming part of Baker McKenzie's skilled team of experts and that my experience will contribute to continued growth. It feels very inspiring to join such a large international law firm as Baker McKenzie and get the opportunity to assist clients with various forms of dispute resolution and corporate advise, both in Sweden and across the globe, says Katarina Bilge.

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