Peerapan Tungsuwan joins Baker McKenzie’s Global Executive Committee
30 September 2022
Baker McKenzie has elected two new members to its Global Executive Committee, including the first Thai woman to be part of the group, Peerapan Tungsuwan.
Tungsuwan is a corporate/M&A partner who is head of the firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group in Bangkok. She also joins the firm’s Asia Pacific Regional Counsel.
Joining Tungsuwan is San Francisco-based Joyce Smith, an international commercial partner and chair of the California International Commercial Group. They will assume their roles in October at the firm’s annual meeting, and will replace Taipei-based Michael Wong and Dallas-based Michael Santa Maria, who will both be concluding their four-year terms.
Esteban Raventos, a tax partner based in Barcelona, had his term as a member of the Executive Committee extended by one year.
“Our new Executive Committee members bring with them a wealth of experience and deep expertise in our core areas of focus, namely healthcare and technology,” said Milton Cheng, the firm’s Hong Kong-based global chair. “Joyce and Peerapan are highly respected as experts in their industries with a host of professional honors to their names. We are all very much looking forward to working with them, as their perspectives and insights will be incredibly valuable in implementing the actions we've prioritized in our strategy as a firm.”
Baker McKenzie’s Global Executive Committee includes partner representatives covering all regions, with responsibility for developing and implementing global strategy and managing the firm’s day-to-day business across all of its offices.