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Baker & McKenzie in Australia
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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Occupational Health & Safety in Australia

Complying with OHS legislation is an important priority for organizations.

Stronger enforcement of OHS legislation and an increased community awareness at both an organizational and individual level means that employers must take active steps to improve workplace safety standards.

Understanding OHS legal obligations and implementing systems can be challenging due to the different regulatory systems in each State and the myriad of Codes of Practice and Australian Standards. We draw upon our local and international OHS experience to assist organizations to understand and meet their OHS legal obligations and to provide proven strategies and practical guidance to assist in developing safer workplaces. Our 24-hour OHS emergency advice line is part of our commitment to provide our clients with the highest level of legal service.

We have worked with organizations from a diverse range of industries for over 15 years. Our legal advisers appreciate that one size does not fit all. When addressing OHS legal risk, we consider the specific operational and cultural requirements of each organization. Our holistic approach gives depth and meaning to our advice and provides organizations with a clear understanding of their OHS legal risks and more importantly the practical steps they must take to address these risks. The five key components to our approach are:

  • Ensuring compliance
  • Incident response
  • Legal protection
  • Representation
  • Related proceedings

How do we develop a process to conduct criminal background checks worldwide? Although there is no simple answer, our lawyers Angela McIsaac and Benjamin Ho examine the various general approaches to designing criminal background checks for an international workforce and share best practices that are applicable worldwide, in an article published on Law360.
Companies that have received notification of incorrectly registered share plans from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have until 6 July 2015 to register the share plans correctly. Failure to do so would likely result in the loss of tax advantages on awards granted.
The 15 August 2016 deadline for filing Australian Share Plan Reports is fast approaching. Find out how we can help you meet the new reporting requirements and navigate the Australian Tax Office’s new electronic filing process.
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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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Passionately global
We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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