Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that 85 of our colleagues have been promoted to partner. Promotions take effect from 1 July.
Across the Firm’s practice groups globally, Tax and Dispute Resolution saw the largest intake of new partners, with M&A also significantly adding to their numbers.
In the Middle East, two noteworthy promotions were awarded to: Joanna Matthews-Taylor from the Employment and Compensation Practice and Mohamed El Khatib from the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla based in the UAE.
Dr. Habib Al Mulla, Executive Chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla said:
“We are extremely proud of our UAE lawyers who have demonstrated exertion, dedication and deep industry expertise throughout the year. As we’re all adjusting to the rapid pace and challenges we face in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), guidance on local labor and employment laws has gained interest, which this global health emergency has imposed on individuals and businesses alike to address the situation with regards to employees. Further, the pandemic is causing instability and uncertainty for many businesses resulting in a growth in the number and types of disputes and hence, the urgent need for dispute resolution processes.”
“With that in mind, I am particularly pleased that Joanna Matthews-Taylor has been promoted to Partner under the Employment and Compensation Practice and Mohamed El Khatib to Principal (Equity Partner) under the Dispute Resolution Practice at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla. I congratulate both Joanna and Mohamed and all those who were promoted and wish them every success as they continue their careers with the Firm.”
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 153 partners to its ranks.
Milton Cheng, Global Chair of Baker McKenzie, said:
“Congratulations to all of our new partners. Welcoming 153 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.”