Jurisdiction - China
Asia Pacific – Baker & McKenzie Shortlisted for Nine Awards at the Inaugural Euromoney Asia Women In Business Law Awards 2011.

10 November, 2011



Baker & McKenzie has been recognised for outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in the legal profession in the Asia Pacific region. Six partners from across the Firm's 14 Asia Pacific offices have also been recognised as among the most influential and leading professionals in their field. The release of the shortlist for the inaugural Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2011 illustrates Baker & McKenzie's leading position in supporting gender inclusion and fostering a culture which has contributed to many women at the Firm rising to the top of the legal profession. 
Baker & McKenzie is a finalist in the categories "Best International Firm China Practice Award", "Most Innovative International Firm Award" and "Best International Firm for Women in Business Law Award" at the Euromoney Awards.
In addition, six partners from across Firm's 14 offices in the Asia Pacific region are included in the Euromoney Awards' practice area shortists:
  • Joan Fitzhenry, of Counsel in Baker & McKenzie's Sydney office, for Dispute Resolution;


  • Anne Hung, Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Tokyo office, for Energy and Natural Resources;


  • Angela Lee, Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong office, for Real Estate;


  • Poh Lee Tan, Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong, China and Vietnam offices,for M&A/ PE;


  • Jennifer Van Dale, Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong office, for Labour and Employment; and


  • Adeline Wong, Partner in Baker & McKenzie's member Firm, Wong & Partners, in Kuala Lumpur, for Tax.


Speaking about the nominations, Jeremy Pitts, Baker & McKenzie's Asia Pacific Regional Chairman, said, "I am delighted that Baker & McKenzie's many decades-long work for gender equality and support for world-class policies of inclusion is recognised in the finalist position at these awards. It is also a reflection of the diversity and culture of friendship that exists in Baker & McKenzie that we have partners from across the Asia Pacific, and across many of our market-leading practices, shortlisted for these awards. The existence and continued support of our merit-based, high-performing culture is essential to providing our clients with the world-class service they demand from the leading global law Firm. I congratulate all of the nominees for their contributions to building a more diverse, equitable and high-quality legal profession across this region. I am proud that Baker & McKenzie, with the largest footprint and celebrating 50 years in the region in 2013, is playing a leading role."


The Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards recognise lawyers who have successfully become influential and leading professionals in their chosen field, and firms that have shown outstanding achievement in supporting the development of women in the legal profession and providing work/life programmes to enable women to pursue legal careers. Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam Partner, Mirjam de Blécourt, won the Employment Award at Euromoney's European Women in Business Law Awards 2011 in June.


For further information, please contact:


Jamie Kar, Baker McKenzie

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