Baker McKenzie Announces 67 Partnership Promotions

Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce the election of 67 new partners. This latest investment in the Firm’s expertise grows the total number of partners worldwide to 1,600. Over 400 of these are women – the most of any law firm.

This year women make up almost 40% of the newly promoted cohort of 67 partners; a market-leading number for any law firm. The promotions take effect from 1 July. In addition 46 Partners were promoted to Principal (Equity Partners) 40% of whom are women.

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

During Financial Year 2018 Baker McKenzie also added 53 lateral hires, strengthening the Firm’s already strong client service capabilities in key practice areas. Combining this year’s promotions and new lateral talent, the Firm added 120 partners to its ranks.

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, said:

“Congratulations to all of our new Partners – and welcome to the Firm. In a recent voluntary engagement survey of our 13,000 people worldwide, we scored highly on: pride in our Firm, our commitment to client-service and the Firm’s commitment to D&I. This year’s partner promotions shows that this is getting results: 40% of our new partners globally are women and 40% of our new full equity partners are women.

We have a long way to go but I wanted to mark this achievement and the commitment of our people to being a truly diverse Firm”.

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