Baker & McKenzie
Learn about us Locally »
English (Change Language)
Baker & McKenzie
Learn about us Locally
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.

Select a region or country to learn about on-the-ground resources immersed in the local culture or Learn about us Globally to view our talent and services worldwide.

When content is available in multiple languages, please select your preference on the right.
Zoë Rafter
Zoë Rafter
Baker & McKenzie

Of Counsel
+ 61 2 8922 5485

Zoë Rafter is a special counsel in the Energy, and Natural Resources and Mining, teams at Baker & McKenzie, Sydney. Zoë focuses primarily on project development and transactions within the energy and resources industries. She is a member of the Resources and Energy Law Association and the Australian Institute of Energy.

Practice Focus

Zoë has advised clients in connection with a number of significant energy and resources transactions, as well as on developing energy and resource projects. This includes the development and acquisition of significant renewable energy projects, particularly solar and wind projects. Zoë often advises in-bound investors on the acquisition, sale or development of energy or resource interests in Australia. She has also advised the NSW state government on various aspects of the privatisation of the NSW electricity industry, including the sale of the state-owned retail businesses, separation of the network businesses and the sale of a number of power development projects. Zoë advises clients on joint venture arrangements — both incorporated and unincorporated — and participating in competitive bid processes for the development of energy and resource projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised New South Wales Treasury on the sale of the state-owned retail business, EnergyAustralia — now Ausgrid.
  • Advised New South Wales Treasury on the sale of the state-owned development sites, Mount Piper Extension, Bamarang, Marulan (EnergyAustralia) and Marulan (Delta).
  • Advised RATCH-Australia on its acquisition of an 80 percent interest in the Transfield Infrastructure Fund, which holds a number of power assets including operating wind farms and a wind farm development portfolio.
  • Advised TEPCO on the conditional sale of its shares in Great Energy Alliance Corporation Pty Limited, the parent company of Loy Yang A power station.
  • Advised Origin Energy Limited on a number of wind farm acquisitions, including its acquisition of Wind Power Pty Ltd and assets from Epuron Pty Limited and the ongoing development of its wind energy portfolio.
  • Advised Fotowatio Energia Renovable on its bid and consortium arrangements for the Solar Flagships Program.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Energy - Member
  • AMPLA, Resources and Energy Law Association - Member


New South Wales~Australia (2004)


Australian National University  (LL.B.)
Australian National University  (Bachelor of Economics)

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

Search Globally
Alphabetical by Last Name
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.

To find a Baker & McKenzie lawyer or other professional, enter a search parameter to the left.
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.
*Associated Firms
**In cooperation with Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados
Other Geographic Initiatives

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.

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

Explore us Locally by selecting a region, country or office below, or select Submit to view our site Globally.