International firm Baker McKenzie has announced that it has appointed a new partner to lead its global tax practice.

Current EMEA practice leader Antonio Russo, who is based in the firm's Amsterdam office, will take over the role from Simone Musa.

Russo has more than 20 years' experience in tax planning, structuring and restructuring engagements, as well as extensive transfer pricing work.

His replacement as EMEA lead will be announced in due course.