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James Halliday
James Halliday
Baker & McKenzie

+ 61 2 8922 5187

James Halliday is a partner in the Corporate team at Baker & McKenzie, Sydney. James advises clients in a range of industries on general corporate and commercial law matters, with a particular focus on the regulated asset sector. He has undertaken numerous merger and acquisition transactions in the funds management, financial services, carbon markets, infrastructure, telecommunications, and IT sectors. James is a seasoned negotiator and has experience in cross-border transactions.

Practice Focus

James' practice focuses on acting for Australian and multinational corporations on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate and commercial transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a major international fund in its acquisition of a number of cross border infrastructure assets, including in an airport, broadcasting assets and a renewable energies business.
  • Acting for a major communications company in acquiring a 4G wireless business.
  • Advising on, and negotiating, numerous other mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in Australia and overseas.
  • Advising and negotiating numerous commercial supply arrangements, including for the supply of telecommunications and other services.


New South Wales~Australia (1996)


University of New South Wales  (LL.M.) (2000)
University of Sydney  (LL.B. Honours) (1995)
University of Sydney  (B.A.) (1993)

Baker & McKenzie, an Australian Partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
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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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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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