Seven new partners added to Baker McKenzie’s employment and compensation practice
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Baker McKenzie has strengthened the top end of its employment and compensation practice with the seven new partner promotions globally.

Bofu An at Beijing-based FenXun Partners, Jon Tuck in London, Clarissa Lehmen at Sao Paulo’s Trench Rossi Watanabe – a Brazilian law firm in a cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie – and Krissy Katzenstein in New York have all made the grade.

They join Felipe Graham in Buenos Aires, Gabriel Ortiz-Aguilar in Mexico City, and Kela Shang in Palo Alto, who were all added to the partnership on 1 January 2021.

The employment and compensation practice promotions are among 67 at the international firm, which this year has also welcomed 28 new lateral partners across key markets, including London, Palo Alto, and Shanghai, to reach a total of 95 new partners globally.

The firm’s M&A and tax practices saw the largest number of new partner promotions.

“Congratulations to all of our new partners. I am very pleased to welcome 95 new partners, both home-grown and lateral, particularly against the backdrop of a global pandemic. This indicates our strategy of nurturing the careers of our people and recruiting the best possible talent to join our firm,” said Milton Cheng, global chair of Baker McKenzie.

“It is also notable that our new partners come from offices right across the globe, underscoring our unwavering commitment to being a truly global firm in both our outlook and our presence,” he continued.

“Our FY21 promotions have been carefully considered to ensure our clients receive the best possible service and that we continue to be a firm where we have deep technical expertise, unrivalled local knowledge, and of course an incredible global platform.

“We continue to build on key strengths in areas including M&A, PE, and in other complex cross-border transactions, tax disputes, multi-jurisdictional investigations, and in the digital transformation space, where we have an industry-leading offering that spans our full range of practices.”