Kate Stonestreet Appointed Global Chief Operating Officer

Baker McKenzie is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Stonestreet as our new Global Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, Kate will report to our Global Chair Milton Cheng, and will oversee all of the business services functions of the Firm, as well as the Firm’s internal business services transformation project which aims […]

Chicago Partners Again Honoured as Notable Minorities in Law

For the second consecutive year, Crain’s Chicago Business has named partners Zulf Bokhari, Roderick Branch, and Robert Fernandez to its Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting, and Law 2020 list. The honourees are recognised for having “overcome challenges and bias to rise to the top of their professions” through both their practice work and efforts to […]

Kirkland Welcomes Antitrust Partner Andrea Agathoklis Murino

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Andrea Agathoklis Murino has joined the Firm as a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Group. Ms. Murino will be based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “Andrea is a talented antitrust attorney and leader in the legal community with an impressive record representing clients in […]

What will 2025 look like for the life sciences and healthcare sector?

As 2020 draws to a close, Deloitte has unveiled ten predictions on how patients, healthcare and life science companies and their staff might behave and operate in five years’ time, based on today’s evidence. Advances in AI-enabled robotics, cognitive automation, digitalisation and life-long learning will help task shifting and role-enrichment, changing the who, what, and […]

DLA Piper helps build pro bono culture in Colombia

New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world, recently taught an online seminar on pro bono to more than 30 undergraduate law students at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. During the course, which was held on November 18, Lisa Dewey, DLA Piper’s […]

Bankruptcy Law Reform and COVID-19-related measures for insolvency

In order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic scenario and to keep the economy stable during the crisis, Brazil has adopted some measures to protect businesses against insolvency and bankruptcy. Whether such measures are pandemic-related or not, they integrate Brazil in a worldwide effort to avoid damages. In April 2020, the State Courts of Justice […]

Milton Cheng joins 70 Global CEOs in Catalyst For Change initiative

Baker McKenzie Global Chair, Milton Cheng has reinforced the commitment of the leading global law firm to join Catalyst’s mission to elevate women in leadership roles. Milton is one of 70+ CEOs involved in the Catalyst For Change initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. Catalyst’s 2020 report, Towards a More Equitable […]

Cathy Birkeland Honoured in Inaugural Women in Law Report

Cathy Birkeland, the Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Chicago, has been featured in the inaugural Women in Law report by the Chicago Law Bulletin, which profiled “50 exceptional women leaders in the law… who have achieved success while mentoring and promoting other women and have been shining examples of leadership.”  Her published profile […]

Kirkland advises Vista Equity Partners in $3.5 billion acquisition

Kirkland & Ellis represents Vista Equity Partners, a global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, which announced today a definitive agreement to acquire Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the technology workforce development company. Under the terms of the agreement, Vista, in partnership with its institutional co-investors including Partners Group, will acquire all […]

Asset management industry set to grow by up to 5.6% per annum

Currently controlling more than US$110tn (more than 20 times the US federal budget), the power the asset and wealth management industry has in shaping the future is unparalleled. With global assets under management projected to grow by up to 5.6% per annum to US$147.4 trillion by 2025, it can shape a future which is better […]