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Baker McKenzie Announces 84 Partnership Promotions

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Combining this year’s promotions and new lateral hires, the Firm added 152 partners.

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that 84 of our colleagues have been promoted to partner. Promotions take effect from 1 July.

Across the Firm’s practice groups globally, Tax and Dispute Resolutions saw the largest intake of new partners, with M&A also significantly adding to their numbers.

During Financial Year 2020 Baker McKenzie also added 68 lateral partner hires, demonstrating the Firm’s continued commitment to investing in top talent across the globe. Combining this year’s promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 152 partners to its ranks.

Milton Cheng, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, said:

“Congratulations to all of our new partners. Welcoming 152 new partners, both home-grown and lateral, over the last 12 months is a clear sign of the importance we place in the long-term growth strategy of the Firm. I wish them all the best in their future career with Baker McKenzie.”

The newly promoted partners are:

Antitrust & Competition
Paul Johnson (Belgium)
Teisha Johnson (Washington)*

Banking & Finance
Duan Cui (Beijing)
Grace Fung (Hong Kong)
Masabumi Tamagawa (Tokyo)
Eunice Tan (Singapore)
Luka Lightfoot (London)

Capital Markets
David Lin (Taipei)

Dispute Resolution
Henry Chen (Shanghai)
Eddie Chuah (Kuala Lumpur)
Ian Innes (Brisbane)
Wasin Leotwalaipong (Bangkok)
Takeshi Yoshida (Tokyo)
Ali Selim Demirel (Istanbul)
Henry Garfield (London)
Yindi Gesinde (London)
Gaetano Iorio Fiorelli (Milan)
Pavel Novikov (Moscow)
Alfonso Curiel-Valtierra (Mexico City)*
Meghan Hausler (Dallas)*
Nicholas Kennedy (Dallas)*
Geoff Martin (Washington) *
Kyle Olson (Chicago)*

Employment & Compensation
Matthias Koehler (Berlin)
Joanna Matthews-Taylor (Dubai)
Antonio Vicoli (Milan)
Sofia Chesnokova (San Francisco)*
Liliana Hernandez-Salgado (Mexico City)*
Billie Wenter (San Francisco)*

International Commercial & Trade
Junko Suetomi (Tokyo)
Ben Smith (London)
Christina Conlin (Chicago)*
Yana Ermak (Toronto)*
Alexandre Lamy (Washington)*

IP Tech
Siranya Rhuvattana (Bangkok)
Yosuke Takenaka (Tokyo)
Carlos Davila-Peniche (Mexico City)*
Dyan House (Dallas)*
Marina Hurtado-Cruz (Mexico City)*
Harry Valetk (New York)*
Joshua Wolkoff (New York)*

Mergers & Acquisitions
Amnart Pitakgorn (Bangkok)
Panyavith Preechabhan (Bangkok)
Alexander Blaeser (Zurich)
Juanjo Corral (Madrid)
Thomas Edwards (London)
Luis Fuster (Madrid)
Gillis Kempe (Amsterdam)
Saveria Laforce (Paris)
Helene Parent (Paris)
Bruno Dreifus (São Paulo)**
Daniel De Deo (Washington)*
Nathaniel Douglas (Washington) *
Nicole Sudhindra (Houston)*

Projects
Aylin Cunsolo (Melbourne)
Eric Thianpiriya (Sydney)
Giovani Tomasoni (São Paulo)**
Stanislav Sirot (Chicago)*

Real Estate
Stefanie Price (London)
Niklas Wielandt (Frankfurt am Main)
Anastasia Herasimovich (Chicago)*

Tax
Peggy Chiu (Taipei)
Shih Hui Lee (Singapore)
Natalie Dunne (London)
Barbara Faini (Milan)
Jana Fischer (Frankfurt)
Matthew Legg (London)
Hub Stolker (Amsterdam)
Harald van Dobbenburgh (Amsterdam)
Gregory Walsh (Zurich)
Juliana Lemos (São Paulo)**
Luciana Nobrega (São Paulo)**
Stephanie Dewey (Toronto)*
Hector Diaz Santana Iturrios (Monterrey)*
Katie Fung (Chicago)*
Samuel Grilli (Chicago)*
Matthew Jenner (Chicago)*
Diana Juarez-Martinez (Mexico City)*
Peter Matejcak (Chicago)*
Michael Melrose (Miami)*
Alexandra Minkovich (Washington)*
Mireille Oldak (Washington)*
Vivek Patel (Washington)*
Joy Allison Williamson (Dallas)*

*Promotions effective January 1, 2020
**Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm in cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie

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