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Baker & McKenzie has promoted 63 lawyers to its global partnership, with three coming in London.
Nearly half of Baker’s global partnership promotions have come from Asia this year, with two corporate partners and one finance partner made up in the UK.
The total of 63 lawyers promoted worldwide is slightly down on last year’s 71 promotions, with the London tally up to three from two last year.
Corporate lawyers Emily Carlisle and Nick O’Donnell and finance lawyer Lynn Rosell Rowley join the partnership effective 1 July, bringing the total number of partners in the City to 86.
Forty-four per cent of this year’s partnership promotions came from offices in Asia Pacific, with two additional partners promoted to the firms Tokyo office following an expansion at the 2012 beginning of the year (5 Jan 2012).
The firm has opened a number of new offices in the last year, launching a base in South Africa last month (29 May 2012) with lawyers, staff and partners from Dewey & LeBoeuf’s defunct Johannesburg office.