Baker & McKenzie elect global chairman

June 6, 2016 A new global chairman has been elected by the partnership of Baker & McKenzie. London managing partner Paul Rawlinson will now be the firm's first global chairman to be based in the UK.

Rawlinson will take over from Eduardo Leite in October. The election was a contested one, with Rawlinson beating out three contenders, EMEA chair Gary Senior, Latin America chair Claudia Prado and former Paris managing partner Eric Lasry for the role.

Until he begins his new role, Rawlinson will continue in his current position as London managing partner.

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