News from our Member Baker McKenzie

This message is copied of the website of Baker McKenzie, please click here to open the original article.

Combining this year’s promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 139 partners

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce the election of 80 new partners. This latest investment in the Firm’s expertise grows the total number of partners worldwide to nearly 1,600. Over 400 of these are women – the most of any law firm.

Nearly 40% or 31 of the new promotions are women; a market-leading number for any law firm. Across the Firm’s practice groups globally, Dispute Resolution saw the largest intake of new partners, with Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions also significantly bolstering their ranks. Promotions are effective from July 1.

During Financial Year 2017 Baker McKenzie added 59 lateral hires, bolstering the Firm’s already strong client service capabilities in key practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance and Tax, among others. A third of the lateral hires are women. Combining this year’s promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 139 partners to its ranks.

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, said:

‘I am delighted to welcome all these great individuals to the partnership. As always I am pleased that we have a good proportion of women joining the partnership which is reflective of our focus on diversity and inclusion activities across the firm.’

“We have also had a very successful year in attracting new lateral partners to the Firm who joined Baker McKenzie because they saw a truly innovative and integrated organization with a clear vision and purpose as well as its own unique culture.”