Bakers hires partner from Clifford Chance
Baker McKenzie has made a lateral hire from fellow global firm Clifford Chance, scooping a partner for its corporate group.
Bakers has hired Lance Sacks, a corporate partner at Clifford Chance, for its Sydney office, commencing on 1 May 2020.
Mr Sacks is a “market leading” corporate lawyer, Bakers said in a statement, who acts on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), private equity, joint ventures and capital reconstructions as well as block trades, initial public offerings, rights issues, underwritings, and stock exchange listings.
Speaking about the appointment, Bakers national managing partner Anthony Foley said that Mr Sacks has an “impressive background” on both domestic and cross-border matters.
“He has long been known to us as a leader in his field and we look forward to welcoming him to our growing corporate practice,” he said.
Bakers head of corporate in Australia, Ben McLaughlin, added: “We are seeing an increasing number of client mandates for our corporate group in Sydney, evidenced by our work on a number of market leading transactions. Lance’s arrival comes at an exciting time for our firm.”
Mr Sacks commented: “I have long observed the firm’s point of difference being a leading corporate firm with an unmatched cross-border capability having a reach of 78 locations worldwide, including the world’s largest financial centres and key emerging markets, so knowing I can service my clients’ needs wherever a transaction is executed was compelling along with the quality of lawyers in the corporate team nationally.”