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Bakers appoints three City partners to global roles

Baker McKenzie has rejigged its practice and industry group leadership, with three new appointments in London. Two City partners – Matthew Dening and Helen Bradley – have been appointed as global chairs of banking and finance and capital markets, respectively. Dening replaces Michael Foundethakis, who is based in Paris and Bradley replaces Koen Vanhaerents in […]

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Senior’s barrister criticises Bakers for “distancing” itself from former London MP

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s case against Baker McKenzie, two former partners and the firm’s ex-HR director neared its conclusion today as the parties provided closing submissions to the tribunal. Instructed by Bakers’ former managing partner Gary Senior, 39 Essex Street’s Greg Treverton-Jones QC criticised the firm as he denied all the allegations amounted against Senior. […]

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Bakers hearing, day 10: Former partner questioned over decision to keep GC in the dark

Baker McKenzie partners, tasked with leading the investigation into misconduct allegations against former City boss Gary Senior, did not report the incident to the firm’s general counsel, it emerged in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today. On Day 10 of proceedings looking into the alleged harassment carried out by Senior, it was Peter Strivens’ turn to […]

Bakers hearing, day 9: Internal wrangles revealed over Senior’s pay

Baker McKenzie’s former HR director was asked to use his influence with the partnership committee to make sure Gary Senior’s remuneration in 2012 was not “over enthusiastic”, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard today. Questioning Linklaters litigator and former Bakers partner Tom Cassels, the barrister for HR boss Martin Blackburn asked how much influence Blackburn had […]

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US Top 50: Revenue tops $6bn for first time

Revenues generated by the 50 largest US law firms in the UK rose by 6.1 per cent in 2019, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal. Last year this group added a combined total fee income of $345.8m, taking the total from $5.678bn to turnover of just over $6bn. While impressive, this growth rate is less than […]

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