Bakers revamps City management team as Evason stands down

Baker & McKenzie has rejigged its London office management committee with the election of IP partner Paul Rawlinson

Rawlinson replaces employment partner John Evason, who stands down after three years in the role. Evason this week features in The Lawyer Hot 100 2011 as a result of his work for long-term client British Airways (BA).

The London office management committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the City office and is chaired by London managing partner Gary Senior, who was re-elected for a third term last year (19 May 2010).  

The other committee members are partners Tom Cassels and Peter Strivens, HR & business development director Martin Blackburn, client and business development director Julia Hayhoe and chief financial officer Mark Carter.

Rawlinson is the former head of the firm’s global IP group and manages clients including Unilever, L’Oréal, British American Tobacco, and Eli Lilly. He is also a member of the firm’s eight-strong global client service development committee.

In his London management role Rawlinson will focus on growing the firm’s UK client base, particularly FTSE-100 companies. The firm currently has 10 FTSE-100 clients including BA, Vodafone and Rio Tinto.

Evason, who is relationship partner for BA on employment matters, will continue to focus on his industrial relations practice.