Law Firm of the Year: Winner: Baker & McKenzie

Date: 11 Jul 2012


Top photo: Hiren Rawal, Senior Relationship Manager, Private Banking ABN AMRO (sponsor) with Ashley Crossley, Joint Head of the Wealth Management Dept, Baker & McKenzie and host Rt Hon David Mellor QC

Bottom photo: Karen Jones, Editor, Citywealth with Rt Hon David Mellor QC

Baker & McKenzie received two honours for 2012—Law Firm of the Year and Baker & McKenzie Chair of the EMEA Wealth Management practice, Ashley Crossley, was also recognised as Lawyer of the Year.

Gary Senior, London Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie said: “These are excellent results that showcase our top tier reputation in Wealth Management, the quality of our lawyers and our commitment to client service.” Ashley Crossley is a leading commentator on Wealth Management matters in the City. He was previously named among the Top 20 Lawyers in last year’s Citywealth Magic Circle Awards. Karen Jones, Editor, Citywealth commented “Ashley is the cr√®me de la cr√®me in private wealth advisory but remains approachable, personable and surprisingly humble.‚Äù

Citywealth’s next major event is the Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards in January 2013. The awards are now open for submissions. The event is now in its second year and will be held at the Landmark Hotel on 24th January 2013. Closing deadline for submissions is 31st August 2012.

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Citywealth has twenty events a year, an app, two print publications and a fully archived website. Event clubs include Citywealth Women in Wealth Supper Club, Citywealth YP, Citywealth Tomorrow Club, Citywealth Shanghai Delhi Club. Awards are: Citywealth IFC awards, Citywealth Magic Circle AWards. Citywealth frequently does important interviews with wealthy clients and philanthropists.

Karen Jones is often referred to as the Liz Hurley of the finance world. She is a regular speaker and commentator on wealth and finance issues. Speaking recently on the future of Switzerland at The Financial Services Forum and commenting in the Daily Mail on wealthy arabs and their summer spending habits. Her most daring adventure was going on the bobsleigh at Calgary – the Olympic run which is 1,500 metres and takes ten seconds.

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