Asia Pacific takes large share of Baker & McKenzie promotions

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Asia Pacific takes large share of Baker & McKenzie promotions
Baker & McKenzie has announced its latest round of global promotions with 85 lawyers joining the partnership.
Lawyers from the Asia-Pacific region of the firm have fared particularly well, making up 43 per cent of the total. North America is the next largest region for promotions this time with 30 per cent; Europe has 19 per cent; Middle East and Africa 8 per cent.
Forty per cent of the 85 promoted lawyers are women along with a third of the firm’s 65 lateral hires from earlier in the year.
Among the new Asia-Pac partners are Melbourne lawyers Chuong Nguyen (banking & finance), Toby Patten (healthcare), Rick Troiano (M&A) and Dora Stilianos (real estate).
All of the promotions are effective on 1st July 2016.
37 senior lawyers announced at NRF across Australia, associate office
Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted 37 lawyers in Australia and its associate office in Jakarta; 20 will become special counsel and 17 will be senior associates; 31 of the promoted lawyers are women.
The new special counsel and senior associates come from across Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney offices of NRF together with the firm’s associate office in Indonesia.
They are from the antitrust and competition; banking and finance; corporate, M&A and securities; dispute resolution and litigation; employment and labour; intellectual property; real estate; knowledge; and corporate social responsibility teams and the promotions are effective 1st July 2016.
Ashurst to close a second European office
Just a week after the announcement that it is closing its Swedish operation with 30 staff moving to local firm Hamilton, Ashurst is to close another European location.
The firm’s office in Rome will shut but Ashurst will continue to operate in the Italian market through its Milan office. The closure comes following the departure of Aian Abbas, the only partner based in Rome and it is understood that an associate and trainee will be joining the Milan team.