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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7919 1999
DX:
233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.bakermckenzie.com

Robert Adam

Tel:
Work 020 7919 1863
Email:
Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Robert Adam is a partner in the Firm's Corporate Group in London and is the Know How and Training Partner. He joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. Robert was seconded to the Takeover Panel for two years and also spent seven months as a partner on secondment at British American Tobacco. Robert was shortlisted for the Lawyer Awards' Assistant Solicitor of the Year in 2006 and is listed among The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2007. Robert has a wide range of experience across corporate transactional and advisory work including in M&A and in particular takeovers. As Know How and Training Partner, he works with major clients to agree and develop tailored know how, training and other "value add" support as well as managing the internal provision of know how and training to the Corporate Group in London.

Career

Joined Baker McKenzie 1998; admitted 2000 and made partner 2008. Seconded to the takeover panel, for two years between January 2004 and January 2006; short-listed for The Lawyer Awards' "Assistant Solicitor of the Year Award" 2006; listed in The Lawyer's "Hot 100" 2007; seconded to British American Tobacco Plc for six months in 2011.

Languages

English

Education

Oxford University (St. Catherine's College) (B.A. Law Honors) (1996); Birmingham University (L.P.C.) (1997)

Leisure

Football (playing and watching); family.


London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Baker McKenzie 'effectively delivers global insights across industries and various corporate governance themes'. Beatriz Pessôa de Araújo, in particular, is 'an intellectual leader', whose 'analyses are clear and understandable'. The multidisciplinary corporate governance team consists of practitioners from a wide variety of areas, including corporate, compliance, financial services, disputes and employment/employee benefits. Many individuals have previous experience of being seconded to regulators, have advised regulators as part of their practice or have served on industry working party groups. The team particularly stands out for its expertise in assisting international clients with reconciling the UK corporate governance regime with the US regime (or equivalent regimes in other countries). Its work in this space includes (among other matters) cross-border redomestications and advice to boards of emerging market companies seeking a London listing on creating a corporate governance framework. On the regulatory front, members of the team advise clients on compliance (and other issues) related to the Market Abuse Regulation, the Companies Act, the Financial Services and Markets Act and UK Corporate Governance Code, among others. Other pillars of the practice include crisis management, data protection, executive remuneration and tax governance.  Araujo recently provided support to the World Economic Forum on the corporate governance aspects of its Compact for Resposive and Responsible Leadership. Joanna Ludlam co-leads the compliance and investigations team with Sunny Mann. Other key figures include Helen BradleyRobert Adam, Nadia Banno and Jeremy Edwards.

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