Baker & McKenzie has announced the election of 65 new partners from 32 offices in 22 countries across the Firm worldwide, bringing the total number of partners in the Firm to 1,480.
The firm's announcement included nine lawyers promoted to Partner in CEE. The great majority of the firm's promotions -- including all of those in CEE -- are effective as of July 1, 2014.
Lawyers who will be joining the partnership in CEE include Trade & Commerce lawyer Birturk Aydin in Istanbul, Banking/Finance lawyer Dmitry Dembich in Moscow, Dispute Resolution lawyers Georg Krakow in Vienna (pending bar admission), Anton Maltsev in Moscow, and Koray Sogut in Istanbul, IP lawyer Pavel Gorokhov in Moscow, M&A lawyer Sergey Krokhalev in Moscow, and Tax lawyer Pavel Fekar in Prague.
The firm announced that 29% of the promotions are in Asia Pacific; 32% are in Europe, Middle East and Africa; 14% in Latin America; and 25% in North America. 28% of those promoted to partner are women.
Combined with the 56 lateral partners the firm added on in the past year, a total of 121 partners have been added to the firm's letterhead.