Baker & McKenzie's London office has poached Marwan Al-Turki from fellow US firm Mayer Brown & Platt to head its financial regulatory practice. Al-Turki joined Baker & Mckenzie in December from Mayer's London office. He said that Baker & McKenzie's European connections had enticed him away from his former firm. "The attraction is that Baker & McKenzie has offices all over Europe," explained Al-Turki. "So I will be well placed to work in pan-European financial services regulation, an exciting area at the moment."