Baker & McKenzie has named intellectual property partner Andy Leck as its new Singapore managing partner, following the appointment of incumbent Edmund Leow as a Judicial Commissioner in the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Leow will leave Bakers at the end of August to take up the role. He also leads the firm’s tax and wealth management practice in the country.
He took over from Clive Cook as managing partner in Singapore last year (25 June 2012).
Leow first joined Bakers in London in 1987 and practised with the firm in Hong Kong before returning to Singapore in 1992. Bakers first opened in Singapore in 1981 and in 1996 entered into a joint law venture with Wong & Leow, which Leow helped set up. Since the JLV, the firm has been operating as Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow in the city-state.
Andy Leck’s appointment as the new Singapore managing partner will take effect from 1 September. He is also the head of the IP practice and co-head of the dispute resolution practice in Singapore.
Hong Kong partner Eugene Lim will relocate to Singapore on 1 January 2014 to become the new head of the tax and wealth management practice.