Leading global law firm, Baker McKenzie has hired Hannah Luqmani as a partner in the Firm’s Private Equity Practice. Hannah, who joins from Fried Frank, has a wealth of experience working for large cap private equity funds and their resultant portfolio companies on a range of complex transactions.

Baker McKenzie’s London Office Managing Partner, Ed Poulton, commented: 

“Our transactional practice groups are a key pillar of our growth strategy in London and it is great to have Hannah joining our thriving Private Equity team to help us achieve our goals in this space.  Hannah is the 21st lateral hire that we have made into our corporate team in London in the last five years, coupled with our aggressive focus on organic promotion of home-grown talent.”

David Allen, Baker McKenzie’s Head of Corporate in London, added: “I am very excited to be welcoming Hannah to the Firm. Our Private Equity Group continues to go from strength to strength in recent years and Hannah’s arrival will further bolster the team and help us to add further depth to our financial sponsor coverage”. 

Hannah joins Baker McKenzie today, Monday 4 September, and will be based in the Firm’s London office. 

Baker McKenzie has attracted top talent across the globe to further strengthen its Transactional Practice. Hannah follows the recent hires of M&A partner, Theodore Heng in Singapore, Capital Markets and Finance partners Arturo Carrillo, Michael Fitzgerald and Joy Gallup in New York; M&A/Private Equity partner Michael Doumet in Paris; Capital Markets lawyer Sheng Chen in Hong Kong; Banking & Finance partners Kevin Whittam in New York, Anthony Kay in London and Holly Hart in Sydney; and Fintech partners Usman Sheikh and Michael Garellek in Toronto. 

Hannah's hire also follows significant lateral recruitment into Baker McKenzie's London partnership, including Natalie Ellerby from Linklaters (IP & Technology), Anthony Kay, from Orrick (Banking and Finance), Vinod Bange from Taylor Wessing (Intellectual Property, Technology and Data), Sarah Smith from Dechert LLP (Banking and Finance), Ash Tiwari and Rakesh Rathod from A&O  (Corporate), former UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham (Intellectual Property, Technology and Data), Andrew Hedges, from Norton Rose Fulbright (Corporate EMI), and Jim Charlton and Miles Humphrey (Tax) from Deloitte. 
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