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Baker & McKenzie Adds Stephen Crosswell To Its Competition Practice In China.

2 September, 2014

 

Baker & McKenzie has grown its competition offering with the appointment of competition lawyer Stephen Crosswell as a partner. Stephen Crosswell joins the Firm’s Hong Kong office as a partner from Clifford Chance, where he served as the Head of Antitrust & Competition Practice in Hong Kong and coordinated the overall practice in Asia. 

“I am delighted to join Baker & McKenzie, a truly global firm. Competition requirements and antitrust compliance are becoming more complex worldwide. The Firm’s market-leading platform in China and other emerging economies across Asia Pacific, combined with its strong competition practice globally, makes it possible to offer clients the integrated advice they need to meet the challenges of an evolving competition framework in the region.” said Stephen Crosswell.

“We welcome Stephen to the Firm. Stephen’s extensive international experience and strong technical skills add further strength to our ability to deliver world-class service to our clients.” said Paul Tan, Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie’s Hong Kong, China, Korea and Vietnam offices.

Commenting on Stephen’s arrival, David Fleming, Head of the M&A and Competition Groups in Hong Kong and China, said ” We are very excited that Stephen, a leading practitioner in competition law, will be joining our team. Given the raft of competition law developments in Hong Kong and China, as well as more widely across the Asia Pacific region, Stephen and the team will be assisting our clients with strategic advice to meet the demands of growing industry regulation as well as changing competition regimes.” 

Samantha Mobley, Head of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Antitrust & Competition Group, added: “We are seeing huge demand for deep antitrust expertise in Hong Kong and China from the firm’s multinational clients and so the addition of an antitrust partner of Stephen’s calibre is an extremely welcome development”

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