July 1, 2021 – Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) is pleased to announce the appointment of Akifusa Takada and Gavin Raftery as co-managing partners of the Tokyo office, succeeding Hiroshi Kondo, who completed his term as managing partner on June 30, 2021.
Akifusa is a partner in the Firm’s M&A practice and Gavin is a partner in the Firm’s Banking & Finance practice. They are also both leaders of our transactional practices in Tokyo and will continue to support our clients and help them achieve their strategic goals.
Commenting on their appointment, Gavin said: “We feel honored to have been elected as co-managing partners of Baker McKenzie Tokyo. We are excited by the challenge and humbled by the trust our partners have placed in us to lead the office in this dynamic market.”