Baker McKenzie has appointed Costin Mihailescu as the new Managing Partner for its office in Stockholm, Sweden. Costin is a partner at the Firm and currently heads the Private Equity Practice Group in Stockholm. He succeeds Anders Fast, who transitions to Baker McKenzie's global Executive Committee. The appointment came into force on 21 September 2023.

"I am grateful for the trust in me to lead the Stockholm office in the coming years. I look forward to continue to build on Baker McKenzie's position in the Nordics as the leading global law firm for cross-border transactions and matters," says Costin Mihailescu, Managing Partner, Baker McKenzie Stockholm.

Costin Mihailescu has worked in the legal industry since 2006 and has been a partner at Baker McKenzie since 2015. He specializes in M&A with a particular focus on Private Equity. He succeeds Anders Fast, who will transition to Baker McKenzie's global Executive Committee.

"I have worked closely with Costin for many years now and am very much looking forward to his work as Managing Partner. Costin has a strong drive, is a skilled lawyer and is highly valued by clients as well as colleagues. Therefore, he is the right person to successfully lead the office's work going forward," says Anders Fast.

Baker McKenzie has grown its operations in Sweden by over 50% during the last five years. Globally, Baker McKenzie is ranked number one by deal volume in cross-border M&A over the last decade and has been recognized as the world's strongest law firm brand for 13 years running. 

"It feels inspiring to continue developing Baker McKenzie's strong brand and build on our global platform. We have a strong client base and a strong team but there is a lot of work to be done to continue to grow the business in a profitable way and retain talent. It is an exciting time for law firms with several parallel challenges and opportunities. Globalization, specialization and digitization accelerate development, competition is fierce and it is important to be at the forefront. With our global coverage, we have a unique opportunity to continue growing the Nordic and global client base to provide complex legal advice across the globe," says Costin Mihailescu.
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