Baker & McKenzie Chair's term extended amid management changes

October 7, 2014 Baker & McKenzie chair Eduardo Leite has had his four-year term extended another two years, taking effect next week until 2016. At a total of six years, Leite's term resembles the term of previous chair John Conroy.

Several more management changes were announced, as follows:

Tom Cassels (London) appointed global dispute resolution head
Koen Vanhaerent (Brussels) appointed global head of capital markets
Mini vandePol (Hong Kong) appointed global head of compliance
Guenther Heckelmann (Frankfurt) appointed global head of employment
Anne-Marie Allgrove (Sydney) appointed global head of information technology & communications
Jose Larroque (Tijuana) appointed global head of real estate
Duane Webber (Washington, D.C.) appointed global head of tax
Edmundo Elias (Guadalajara) appointed global head of trade & commerce

Bruce Hambrett (Singapore) appointed regional chair of Asia Pacific, replacing Vanhaerents
Gary Senior (London) appointed regional chair of Europe, Middle East and Africa, replacing Winston Zee
Jim Holloway (Toronto) appointed regional chair North America, replacing Phil Suse

Hambrett, Senior and Holloway are currently on the eight-partner executive committee.

Vanhaerents, Zee and Holloway step down from the executive committee and are replaced by Erik Scheer (Amsterdam), Gary Seib (Hong Kong) and Mike Wagner (Chicago)

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