Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie

Bakers’ profits to highest-paid partner double to £2.6m

Baker McKenzie’s highest-paid UK partner received nearly £2.6m in 2016/17, more than double the amount handed out in the previous financial year, the firm’s LLP accounts have revealed. The accounts cover the UK side of the business, with the partner clinching the bumper packet believed to be a member of the corporate team. In the firm’s […]

Baker McKenzie

Over the years Baker McKenzie has eschewed the expansion-through-merger strategy of most of its peers, choosing instead to grow into one of the world’s largest law firms through a steady stream of greenfield launches. From its foundations in 1949 Chicago with four lawyers, the firm now employs 13,000 people, has over 1,600 partners, and in […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Bakers boosts banking team with White & Case and Ropes hires

Baker McKenzie has hired a three-strong partner team from White & Case and Ropes & Gray to bolster its banking team in London. White & Case partner Michael Doran is joining alongside Ropes & Gray counsel Nick O’Grady and Bevis Metcalfe. O’Grady and Metcalfe are joining as partners. Doran, who was one of the founding […]


Baker & McKenzie’s Leite: trust me, I’m a lawyer

It’s been a busy week for Baker & McKenzie. Around 800 of its partners began descending on London last weekend for the world’s largest law firm’s (11 August 2014) annual global partners’ conference, colonising three major hotels in the process. As you read this the week’s events are still trundling on. Back at the start […]

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