Inaugural ‘Women in Investigations’ list names established female leaders in the field of global investigations.
Hong Kong, 27 April 2015 – As part of International Women’s Day 2015, Global Investigations Review has named Mini vandePol, Baker & McKenzie’s Global Head of Compliance amongst its 100 female lawyers to watch in its ‘Women in Investigations’ list. The industry ranking recognises established women in various disciplines across the field of global investigations, such as lawyers, barristers, in-house counsel and forensic accountants. Also included in the list are both partner Esther Flesch and associate Erica Sarubbi from Trench, Rossi e Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm which has a cooperation agreement with Baker & McKenzie.
Baker & McKenzie’s global compliance group comprises more than 900 lawyers across the Firm’s 77 offices and assists clients in identifying risks, designing solutions and implementing strategies to mitigate against those risks. Mini, former chair of the Firm’s Asia Pacific dispute resolution group, is a recognised compliance professional and advises corporate boards and senior management of multinational companies on the formulation and conduct, as well as the consequences, of bribery and corruption investigations — including the development of appropriate policies.
Commenting on the ranking, Mini said, “It is an honour to be recognised amongst other female industry leaders in this field. Being appointed as the first female chair of the global compliance and investigations group at Baker & McKenzie has been a definite highlight in my career. With 77 offices in 47 countries, the gender and cultural diversity at our Firm is unparalleled and this role allows me to use that diversity to the greatest advantage, by providing our clients with a genuine and deep understanding of local people and issues from a global business context.”