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Baker & McKenzie has made up 65 lawyers and other professionals across 32 offices to its partnership, with almost a third of the new partners working in its tax practice.
The promotions round is slightly down on last year, when the firm made up 71 partners (1 July 2013), but the four partners made up in London is a significant rise on just one last year.
The Europe, Middle East and Africa region gains the most new partners, with 21 of the promotions, or 32 per cent. Another 29 per cent, or 19 new partners, are based in Asia Pacific, 16 (25 per cent) in North America, and the remaining nine (14 per cent) in Latin America.
Baker & McKenzie has made up 18 women to its partnership in this promotions round, representing 28 per cent of the new partners.
The four new London partners are wealth management specialist Salpy Kouyoumijian and litigator and solicitor-advocate Charles Thomson, as well as tax specialists Mark Agnew and Nigel Dolman. Agnew is promoted to director of VAT and Dolman to director of economics - both positions having partner-equivalent status.
After the promotions in the tax team, the greatest number of promotions were in Baker & McKenzie’s M&A practice, which gained 12 new partners, and the banking and finance and employment teams, which picked up nine each.
The promotions come on top of 56 lateral hires globally in the past year. Baker & McKenzie also opened new offices in Dubai (17 April 2013) and Myanmar (18 February 2014).
The promotions in full:
Antitrust & competition
Adriana Giannini (São Paulo)** Junya Ae (Tokyo)
Banking & finance and major projects
Rafael Berckholtz (Lima) Hank Chong (Hong Kong) Dmitry Dembich (Moscow) Matthew Kindree (Toronto)* Alonso Miranda (Lima) Altay Mustafayev (Baku) Milan Radman (Singapore) Toshio Shimada (Tokyo) Yasuhisa Takatori (Tokyo)
Yvo Cuba (Lima) Jon Ebner (Chicago)* Simon Hui (Shanghai) Georg Krakow (Vienna) Anton Maltsev (Moscow) David Marquez Lechuga (Guadalajara)* Koray Sogut (Istanbul) Charles Thomson (London)
Shannon Donnelly (Washington, DC) Jonathan Isaacs (Hong Kong) Celina Ramirez Joachim (Houston) Hagen Koeckeritz (Frankfurt) Tomohisa Muranushi (Tokyo) Thuy Hang Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)
Elisabeth Dehareng (Brussels) Pavel Gorokhov (Moscow)
Edmund Chan (Hong Kong) Primyadar Duangrat (Bangkok)
Mark Agnew (London) Summer Austin (Washington, DC)* Ariane Calloud (Paris) Nigel Dolman (London) Pavel Fekar (Prague) Henrique Frizzo (São Paulo)** Lyubomir Georgiev (Zurich) Steven Hadjilogiou (Miami)* Maarten Hoelen (Amsterdam) Dominika Korytek (San Francisco/Palo Alto)* Salpy Kouyoumijian (London) William Marshall (Hong Kong) Eduardo Mendez Ojeda (Monterrey)* Matthew Mock (Chicago)* Reza Nader (New York)* Kristen Proschold (San Francisco/Palo Alto) Eric Torrey (Washington, DC)* Daniel White (Chicago)* Elizabeth Yablonicky (Chicago)* Marie-Therese Yates (Zurich) Juan Carlos Valles Zavala (Juarez)*
Trade & commerce
Jonathan Nelms (Washington, DC)*
*elections were effective 1 January 2014 **In cooperation with Trench Rossi e Watanabe Advogados