Baker & McKenzie raids Rowe & Maw

Ratzke , a Rowe & Maw partner for 11 years says Baker & McKenzie's established global presence, together with the increasing strength and reputation of the Firm's corporate practice were key factors in his decision to move.

"I am clear that international reach and branding will increasingly be the major influences in clients' choice of law firms for all bar the most domestic of transactions," he says.

"Baker & McKenzie has established an excellent reputation for service delivery through its global network and I am delighted that an opportunity has arisen to join a firm with an undoubted commitment to an international practice at the highest level."