Baker & McKenzie adds six London partners as it promotes 85 worldwide

Eduardo-Leite-Article-201606280939Baker & McKenzie has promoted 85 lawyers to partnership in this year’s round, including six in the firm’s London office.

The new London partners are corporate lawyer David Scott, dispute resolution lawyers Francesca Richmond and Kate Corby, employment lawyer Julia Wilson, competition lawyer Tristan Grimmer and tax lawyer Alistair Craig.

In total, 40% (34) of the new partners are women, matching 2015 when 40% of the new partners were also female.

In 2015, 83 lawyers were added to the partnership worldwide, with three promoted in London.

Eduardo Leite (pictured), chairman of Baker & McKenzie, said: “Few professional services firms, especially one as large as ours, can say that they consistently promote a partner class of nearly half women as we have done again this year. However, although much has been done, we have more to do.”

This year, the firm’s tax department saw the largest number of promotions with 15 new partners.

Forty-three percent of new partners are in the firm’s Asia-Pacific offices, 30% in the North America offices, 19% are in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and 8% are in Latin America.

The international firm recently elected current London managing partner Paul Rawlinson as its global chairman.

Rawlinson will replace current global chairman Eduardo Leite at the firm’s global partnership conference in October.

Baker & McKenzie partner promotions in full:

Banking and finance

Pierre Chiasson (Tokyo)
Tsutomu Kobayashi (Tokyo)
Chuong Nguyen (Melbourne)
Kathryn Johnstone (Chicago)*
Davinia Martens (Belgium)
Esther Chik (Kuala Lumpur)
Kirana Sastrawijaya (Jakarta)
Kim Hock Ang (Singapore)
Matthew Hopkinson (Yangon)
Mahardikha Sardjana (Jakarta)
Boonyaporn Donnapee (Bangkok)

Capital markets

Wang Hang (Beijing)

Compliance

Sophia Man (Hong Kong)

Dispute resolution

Weiyi Tan (Singapore)
Elaine Yap (Kuala Lumpur)
Emran Arifin (Kuala Lumpur)
Soo Khim Keoy (Hong Kong)
Chien-hung Lai (Taipei)
Piyapong Panyachiva (Bangkok)
Magdalena Berg (Stockholm)
Kate Corby (London)
Widaad Ebrahim (Johannesburg)
Justin Marlles (Houston)*
Francesca Richmond (London)
Mohammad Al Shraideh (Dubai)
Itse Oosterhoff (Amsterdam)
Giuliana Schunck (Sao Paulo)**
Teresa Michaud (San Francisco)*
Tiago Zapater (Sao Paulo)**

Employment

Nicole Calabro (San Francisco)*
Emily Harbison (Houston)*
Benjamin Ho (San Francisco)*
Zheng Lu (Shanghai)
Julia Wilson (London)
Matias Herrero (Buenos Aires)**

Energy and mining

Ina Maria Drago (Lima)

Healthcare

Toby Patten (Melbourne)

Intellectual property

Ren Jun Lim (Singapore)
Minh Tri Quach (Hanoi)
Paolo Sbuttoni (Hong Kong)
Alvaro Gutierrez (Lima)
Mackenzie Martin (Dallas)*
Justin Welch (Dallas)*

International commercial

Alison Stafford Powell (Palo Alto)*
Marcos Basso (Houston)*
Michael Egan (Washington DC)*

IT and communications

Magalie Dansac (Paris)

Mergers and acquisitions

Manuel Meyer (Zurich)
Louis Liu (Taipei)
Noriko Sakamoto (Bangkok)
Grace Tso (Hong Kong)
Weronika Achramowicz (Warsaw)
David Monnier (Riyadh)
David Scott (London)
Mauricio Pacheco (Sao Paulo)**
Darcy Down (Chicago)*
Jeffrey Curtis (Houston)*
David Palumbo (Toronto)*
William Rose (Chicago)*
Andrew Warmus (Chicago)*
Luisa Fernandez-Guina (Manila)
Ross Taylor (Yangon)
Riza Buditomo (Jakarta)
Daniel Pardede (Jakarta)
Wei Kwang Woo (Kuala Lumpur)
Rick Troiano (Melbourne)

Real estate

Alex Gong (Shanghai)
Dora Stilianos (Melbourne)

Securities

Mark Tu (Taipei)

Tax

Yvonne Beh (Kuala Lumpur)
Nopporn Charoenkitraj (Bangkok)
Mounia Benabdallah (Amsterdam)
Alistair Craig (London)
Reinaldo Ravelli (Sao Paulo)**
Gwen Hulsey (Houston)*
Paula Levy (Palo Alto)*
Colleen Romero (Chicago)*
Julia Skubis Weber (Chicago)*
Brian Arthur (New York)*
Kai Kramer (Houston)*
Michael Liu (Palo Alto)*
Stephen Long (Dallas)*
Daniel Stern (Washington, D.C.)*
Phillip Taylor (Washington, D.C.)*

Trade and commerce

Tristan Grimmer (London)