Former Ashurst managing partner quits for Squire Patton Boggs... HSF expands Global Advocacy Group
81 new partners in Baker McKenzie’s latest promotions round
There are 81 new partners at Baker McKenzie following its latest promotions round which has grown the global partner headcount to 1550.
Of the new partners, 40% are women and the firm now has more than 400 female partners. This strong showing for female partner promotions will help towards the firm’s recently announced target for 2025 of 40% male, 40% female, and 20% flexible including non-binary.
Tax and M&A saw the largest shares of new partners with dispute resolution also gaining significantly.
The newly elected partners are:
Nadia Goreslavskaya (Moscow)
Chavapol Akkaravoranun (Bangkok)
Louis Hsieh (Taipei)
Daisy Chung (Taipei)
Danielle Pinedo (Amsterdam)
Ana Sofia Reyna (Lima)**
Pattaraphan Paiboon (Bangkok)
Mihoko Ida (Tokyo)
David Hart (London)
Kate Gillingham (Sydney)
Franco Aversa (Sydney)
Rita Marchetti (Milan)
Marina Tokunova (Moscow)
*Promotions effective January 1, 2019
***Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm in cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie
James Collis has left Ashurst to join Squire Patton Boggs in London.
He joined the firm as a trainee and became managing partner for a four-year term in the role from 2012, was part of the team involved in the merger with Australian legacy firm Blake Dawson.
HSF expands Global Advocacy Group
Herbert Smith Freehills has added another partner to its Global Advocacy Group and launched a new associate secondment programme.
Adam Johnson QC and Tom Leech QC are joined by qualified solicitor advocate and accredited mediator Gary Milner-Moore who will lead the group.
Meanwhile, the associate secondment programme provides an opportunity for two associates per year to join the Group in London.
The Advocacy Group introduced a Global Advocacy Initiative, which combines around 160 lawyers across the globe and forms an integral part of the firm's global Dispute Resolution practice.