Legal Business

Bakers’ Leite set for second term leading world’s largest law firm

Eduardo Leite looks set to be re-appointed as chairman of Baker & McKenzie shortly after it regained its position as the world’s largest law firm. Leite, who took charge of the US-bred practice in 2010, has faced no opposition for the post and partners at the firm understand his re-election will be a formality.

His next term is expected to be confirmed by partners during the firm’s upcoming annual meeting in London in October. Bakers typically looks to extend leadership positions on a rolling basis, with Leite set to stay on as chairman for between two and four further years.