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Baker & McKenzie Appoints Global Heads In Asia.

8 October, 2014

 

Baker & McKenzie has announced that Mini vandePol, Partner in the Firm’s Hong Kong office, has been appointed Leader of the Firm’s Global Compliance Group, and Anne-Marie Allgrove, Partner in the Sydney office, has been appointed Global Leader of the Firm’s Information Technology & Communications Practice & Industry Group. 

 

Mini succeeds Paul McNulty from the Firm’s Washington D.C. office, and Anne-Marie succeeds Harry Small from the London office. McNulty and Small held their positions for six years. The announcement was made as part of the leaderships changes at the Firm’s Annual Meeting, held this week in London. Other significant appointments at the meeting included Bruce Hambrett, Partner in the Singapore Office, who has also been selected to be the Asia Pacific Regional Chairman, succeeding Winston Zee.

 
Speaking about her new role, Mini said, “Domestic and international compliance regimes are becoming increasingly complex and interwoven. We bring lawyers from across the globe to offer a fluent and integrated approach to assist our clients in ensuring robust management of risk mitigation -particularly in emerging or higher-risk markets.”

 

Anne-Marie also commented about her appointment, “I am delighted to have this opportunity to lead this strong, innovative Group at Baker & McKenzie and to assist our clients across the globe to achievetheir business goals, protect their assets and to help them ensure compliance. The laws and regulations governing companies in the ITC industry are complex and fast changing. Laws such as data privacy increasingly affect a wide range of business activities, and addressing these in an integrated, global manner is essential in this dynamic, innnovative age.”

 

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