Partner, Baker McKenzie
Mini vandePol is the head of Baker McKenzie’s Asia-Pacific investigations, compliance and ethics group, after successfully completing three years as the global chair from 2014 to 2017. Mini remains on the global steering committee and continues to be the driving force behind the practice, managing more than 50 lawyers across the Asia-Pacific region. Mini has been recognised for her energy, drive and a series of innovations – bringing a deep understanding of local risks, practical solutions and tailored project management technology, tools and processes to mitigate and manage compliance challenges for multinationals in their environmental, social and governance programmes, transactions and investigations.
With more than 30 years of experience, Mini acts as a trusted adviser to an array of key clients across industries, and enjoys a reputation as a market leader for advice and investigatory services across risks such as bribery and corruption, sanctions breaches, complex fraud, money laundering, human rights, including modern slavery, and MeToo. Mini has been awarded Woman Lawyer of the Year in The Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards and Best in White Collar Crime in the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards. She is also named as one of the ‘Top 100 Women in Investigations’ by Global Investigations Review and is currently Baker McKenzie’s representative assisting the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council.