Houston, TX, May 3, 2004 – Baker & McKenzie has further strengthened…

Houston, TX, May 3, 2004 – Baker & McKenzie has further strengthened its
International Private Banking Practice with the addition of prominent international
tax attorney Robert Colvin as a Partner in its Houston office. Colvin joins the
Firm from Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin and brings over 17 years
of international tax and private client experience.

Colvin will continue to focus his practice on international business, tax and estate
planning, including trusts and wealth accumulation strategies for private clients.
He also brings a particularly well-recognized expertise in international private
placement insurance planning that will build upon the firm’s extensive insurance and
private banking practices. Colvin will help expand the Firm’s international private
client practice catering to business entities, insurance brokers, investment fund
managers, high net worth individuals, and financial institutions involved in the
private banking, estate planning, and wealth management sectors.

“Baker & McKenzie’s International Private Banking Group is uniquely positioned to
service clients not only in Texas, but on a national and global scale,” said Colvin.
“This move presents an opportunity to significantly leverage my existing practice
through an internationally recognized platform of worldwide resources anchored by a
respected global identity. This combination provides immediate value to my clients
and referral sources. I am very honored and privileged to join the Baker
international private client team.”

Colvin previously managed complex projects for high net worth private clients,
including their personal and business interests, at Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston.
He began his professional career in the International Tax Group of KPMG Peat
Marwick. Colvin also served for two years as President of an international insurance
consulting group, during which time he continued practicing with Chamberlain
Hrdlicka as Of Counsel.

“For years, Baker & McKenzie has advised the world’s leading private banks and trust
companies and the individuals with whom such institutions work,” said Duane Webber,
Chair of the Firm’s North American Tax Practice Group. “Bob’s experience and talent
will be a perfect complement to our team. He is widely known in industry circles
for his ability to provide innovative solutions to clients, and we are delighted to
welcome him to the Firm.”

Robert Colvin received both a JD and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of
Houston Law Center. He earned a degree in Business Administration and Accounting
from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is admitted to practice law
in Texas, as well as in Washington, D.C. and Colorado.

For further details please contact:
Jessica Place, Marketing Manager, at (713) 427-5054 or [email protected]

Notes to Editors
* Since 1949, Baker & McKenzie has provided sophisticated advice and legal services
to many of the world’s most dynamic and successful organizations. Helping clients
understand and thrive in diverse legal, political, social and economic systems made
us one of the world’s largest law firms – and the first to be truly ‘global’.
* We are a network of more than 3,200 locally qualified, internationally experienced
lawyers and 5,200 other professionals and staff in 68 locations in 38 countries. We
have the knowledge, experience and resources to deliver the broad scope of quality
legal services clients require to respond to both international and local needs.
* Ours is a diverse culture with a global mindset. We are citizens of over 60
countries, admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions, and speak more than 70
* Global revenues for FY03 exceeded US$1.134 billion.
* Christine Lagarde is Chairman of the Executive Committee.
* More information about Baker & McKenzie can be found at www.bakernet.com

Kathy Heffley
Public Relations Coordinator, Global Press Office
Baker & McKenzie
130 E. Randolph Drive #2500
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: +312 861 1948
Fax: +312 861 8823
[email protected]