Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie today announces the promotion of 67 colleagues to partner. In addition, in the year to 30 June 2021, the Firm also welcomed 28 new lateral partners across a range of key markets, including London, Palo Alto, Shanghai and Egypt, to reach a total of 95 new partners globally, all of whom are listed below.

Across the Firm's practice groups, M&A and Tax saw the largest number of new partner promotions.

In the Middle East, a noteworthy promotion has been awarded to Delwar Hossain from the Banking & Finance Practice Group based in Baker McKenzie’s Bahrain office. Further, Hani Nassef has been appointed as a lateral M&A partner, joining the Corporate/ M&A team of Baker McKenzie Cairo earlier on 1 March 2021.

On the appointment of Hani Nassef at Helmy, Hamza & Partners, Baker McKenzie Cairo, Mohamed Ghannam, Managing Partner said:

“With an aim to further strengthen and enhance the firm’s M&A bench in Cairo, Hani has joined the partnership about 3 months ago and since then, he has proven to be a prominent addition to our versatile and agile corporate team of lawyers and the firm as whole. We look forward to many more years of his contribution to the firm."

Milton Cheng, Global Chair, Baker McKenzie, said:

"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. 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.

"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."