Why Baker McKenzie?

At Baker McKenzie not only do we pride ourselves on leading pay and a great culture, joining a leading Global Law firm provides unique development opportunities to grow in a highly supportive working environment throughout all stages of your life. We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this BAgile. As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.

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The Role

We are currently looking for an Associate with 2- 3 years' experience to join our Commercial Real Estate group in Brisbane.

The Team

Our Commercial Real Estate Group assists major local and international clients in relation to their real estate investments and requirements throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond.

We advise private equity and institutional investors, fund and asset managers, property developers and financiers doing business across Australia and in offshore markets.  Our practice encompasses a range of real estate asset classes and clients in industry sectors including technology, life sciences and renewables. We have also built a reputation for assisting large corporations and luxury brands to undertake and meet their specialised accommodation and facility requirements as well as developing outsourcing solutions. We are also renowned for our hotels practice and have acted on most of Australia’s largest hotel transactions.

Working closely with our global offices and our Hotels Resorts & Tourism, Construction, Corporate and Financial Services, Banking and Finance and Tax groups, we provide comprehensive legal services to our clients in Australia and across the globe.

What we're looking for

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • minimum 2-3' years  property law experience in commercial sales and acquisitions, commercial and retail leasing, and real estate due diligence;
  • relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred;
  • strong client service orientation;
  • strong technical, drafting and commercial skills;
  • excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • commitment to high work standards;
  • ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity;
  • strong business development interest, and experience;
  • ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • ability to work well in a team environment (including across Australian offices and internationally);
  • willingness to learn;
  • relevant legal qualifications; and
  • strong academic background.

About the Firm

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 46 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds – people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm.

Our application process

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.