Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announced the promotion of 89 colleagues to partner effective 1 July 2023, except for those based in North America which took effect on 1 January 2023. With the addition of 42 new lateral partners joining the Firm in the year to 30 June 2023, the Firm has added 131 partners globally, an increase of 12% from the previous year.

The 89 homegrown partner promotions are across 41 locations. A total of 46% of promotions this year are women, up from 37% in the last financial year demonstrating the Firm's ongoing progress in building a more gender equitable workplace. 

The 42 new lateral hires are spread across a broad practice mix, which further bolsters the Firm's already strong client service capabilities in key practice areas including M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, IP & Technology and Tax. 

Commenting on these appointments, Milton Cheng, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie, said: 
"Congratulations to each of our newly promoted partners, and welcome to the new laterals joining the Baker McKenzie family. These new appointments recognize the huge and ongoing contributions our new partners have made to our Firm and our commitment to building a consistently high performing, global team of talented lawyers delivering best-in-class legal services."

Milton continued:
"We recognize the often unprecedented challenges that our clients face - we face them too. The broad geographical, practice and cultural mix of our new partners ensures we bring diverse perspectives combined with deep local insights and legal expertise to help our clients make informed decisions in uncertain times. We will continue building on our unique strengths and grow our capabilities in key strategic areas that will benefit our clients."

The newly promoted partners are: 

Antitrust & Competition 
Mara Ghiorghies (London)
Tom Jenkins (Brussels) 
Jan Kresken (Dusseldorf)
Nandu Machiraju (Washington DC)*
Roger Thomi (Zurich)
Mark Weiss (Washington DC)*
Jaywon Yi (Bangkok)

Banking & Finance 
Joren Jansseune (Brussels)
Kanokpan Poovaratanakul (Bangkok)
Matthias Toeke (Frankfurt)

Capital Markets
Benjamin Bierwirth (London)
Han Bing (Beijing)**
Rebecca Kuijpers-Zimmerman (Amsterdam)
Carlos Martin (Madrid)
Yves Mauchle (Zurich)
Sali G. Wissa (Chicago)*

Dispute Resolution
Carmen Alonso (Madrid)
Markus Altenkirch (Dusseldorf)
Juan Pedro Cortes (Madrid)
Emmanuel Chua (Singapore)****
Benjamin Davis (Miami)*
Clotilde Guyot-Rechard (Paris)
Philipp Hanusch (Hong Kong)
Michael Lehrman (Chicago)*
Javier Navarro-Treviño (Monterrey)*
Xavier Salvatore (Paris)
Laura R. Zimmerman (New York)*

Employment & Compensation 
Jennifer Bernardo (Toronto)*
Maria Jose Casillas-Gonzalez (Guadalajara)*
Amanda Cohen (San Francisco)*
Eléonore D'Anthonay (Paris)
Lucienne Gleeson (Sydney)
Michal Lisawa (Warsaw)
Maria Cecilia Reyes (Bogota)

International Commercial & Trade 
Luis Miguel De Alva-Morales (Mexico City)*
Veronica Rejon-Avina (Guadalajara)*

IP & Technology 
Victoria Bell (Sydney)
Bibiana Cala (Bogota)
Paolo Galli (Milan)
Jessica W. Greenwald (Dallas)*
Yuliana Salamanca (Bogota)
Oleksiy Stolyarenko (Kyiv)
Daniel Villanueva-Plasencia (Guadalajara)*

Mergers & Acquisitions 
Stephanie Arias-Marruffo (Mexico City)*
Tanner H. Bodine (Dallas)*
Justin Bryant (Palo Alto)*
Holger Engelkamp (Berlin)
Laura Estrada-Vasquez (New York)*
Addy Herg (Kuala Lumpur)
Gudrun E. Juffer (Chicago)*
Julia King (Taipei)
Carlos A. Larios-Duarte (Tijuana)*
Cristóbal Larraín (Santiago)
Roberto Macias-Saltijeral (Guadalajara)*
Gabriela M. Marroquin-Garcia (Juarez)*
Tino Marz (Munich)
Andrii Moskalyk (Kyiv)
Laura Pons (Barcelona)
Stephanie Samuell (Dubai)
Jarae Sithiwong (Bangkok)
Marcos Spanos (Dubai)
Xiao Hui Ting (Singapore)****
Matthias Trautmann (Zurich)
Bonnie Tsui (Toronto)*

Private Equity 
James Adams (London)
Xinxing Chen (Hong Kong)***

Tania Arora (London)
Jun Chen (Taipei)
Napas Na Pombejra (Bangkok)

Real Estate 
Jennifer Cohen (Chicago)*
Papon Kanungvanichakul (Bangkok)
Sarah Merrett (Brisbane)
Keri Watkins (Dubai)

Sophie Caulliez (Paris)
Young-Eun Choi (San Francisco)*
Johanna Da Costa (Paris)
Olivier Dal Farra (Luxembourg)
Stas Getmanenko (Dallas)*
Robert Hammill (Palo Alto)*
Drew Hemmings (Chicago)*
Jason Liang (Kuala Lumpur)
Susanne Liebel-Kotz (Zurich)
Andrew Morreale (Toronto)*
Caleb Sainsbury (Zurich)
Ross Staine (Houston)*
Jean-Baptiste Tristram (Paris)
Roger van de Berg (Amsterdam)
Luis Zhang (Shanghai)**
Sahar Zomorodi (New York)*

*Promotions effective January 1, 2023
**Partner at FenXun Partners 
***Foreign Legal Specialist (Partner equivalent)
**** Principal
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