Baker McKenzie has appointed Tracy Wut as the Managing Partner for the Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China offices for a three-year term effective 1 July 2023.

Tracy, who currently heads the M&A Practice in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia, will continue to lead the M&A practice in Hong Kong after 1 July. Other leadership positions she has held include chairing the Corporate Social Responsibility and Pro-Bono Committees in Hong Kong as well as serving on the Global and Asia Pacific Committees of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group.

Tracy joined the Hong Kong office in 1995 as a trainee solicitor and was promoted to Partner in 2006. Over her 28 years with the Firm, she has acted for many leading local and multinational companies in complex cross-border transactions and has helped clients to successfully navigate through multi-faceted issues relating to investments in Greater China. Tracy has been consistently named a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by various legal directories, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

Shih Yann Loo, Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chair, said: "Tracy is a highly respected member of the Bakers family, and also well recognized by clients and the market as a leading lawyer in M&A. With Hong Kong continuing to be a spring board for China-related inbound and outbound investments, I am confident that she will help our offices continue to build on our strong platform and grow our strategic offerings to meet our clients' changing business and legal needs."

In response to her appointment, Tracy said, "It is a great honor to be elected Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie in Hong Kong and Mainland China. We have been in Hong Kong for almost 50 years and Mainland China for 30 years. Over the years, we have become the trusted advisor for many businesses, who are drawn by our global platform and deep local market and sector experience that has been further augmented by our PRC law legal service through our joint operation partnership with FenXun."

Tracy continued: "China continues to be an important market for many businesses, driven by its market potential and growth (particularly in the GBA region). I am very excited for what the future holds and look forward to working with colleagues all over the world to do what we always do best -- bringing global perspectives and local insights and foresights on future business opportunities and risks to help clients achieve their business ambitions."

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