A&O scores 12-lawyer Bakers litigation team hire in SA
Allen & Overy (A&O) has recruited a 12-lawyer team, five of whom are partners, from Baker McKenzie’s Johannesburg branch.
Leading the team is litigation partner Gerhard Rudolph, who has been a member of Baker’s disputes team since his previous firm, local boutique Rudolph Bernstein & Associates, was subsumed into Bakers’ South Africa practice in 2012.
The other partners joining Rudolph in the move to A&O are Michelle Porter Wright, Widaad Ebrahim, Callum O’Connor, and Kate Daniels. Of those four, only O’Connor was not at Rudolph Bernstein prior to joining Bakers.