The Team

Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice is ranked Band 1 in Tax by Chambers Global 2017 - 2020 and Band 1 in Transfer Pricing by International Tax Review 2018 & 2020. We act as trusted tax counsel to global multinational companies (both Australian and foreign) on their key tax risks and transactions.

Baker McKenzie is growing its tax practice in Australia and is looking to recruit more associates into its Sydney based tax team.

Baker McKenzie offers associates the opportunity to work on all aspects of planning, transactions and dispute resolution. We have an experienced and well respected Sydney team of 4 partners and 13 senior associates and associates. We work in all areas of corporate tax, transfer pricing, GST, stamp duty, land tax, employment taxes and wealth management. We encourage our associates to develop a career path focused on their areas of interest, and offer exposure to all areas of the law. Our ability to provide integrated tax advice to our clients sets us apart from other firms in the Australian market.

Most of work is multijurisdictional, meaning you will be regularly working with any of our 4,700 strong global legal team and clients located in Europe, Asia or the Americas.

We have a strong culture of developing our own team. We provide both financial support and paid study leave for associates to undertake their LLM. We generally hire at the 2-4 year level of experience from Big 6 law firms and (with appropriate qualifications) Big 4 accounting firms. We promote from within and most of our tax partners started as associates in the tax group.

We encourage travel. As an associate, senior associate and partner in the Sydney office you will be (post Covid) invited to participate in a number of regional and global training sessions to assist you during your career at Baker McKenzie with the aim of developing strong relationships with other Baker McKenzie lawyers and clients around the world.

There are a number of roles available, but the key areas in which we require more associates are:

  • corporate tax with a focus on M&A transactions and corporate advisory;
  • indirect tax - integrating both GST and stamp duty as a combined skill set;
  • high net wealth management;
  • transfer pricing (including economists and other appropriately qualified non-lawyers for these transfer pricing roles); and
  • disputes.

We also have a number of policies to support a flexible and supportive work place that we would be happy to discuss with candidates.

Further information can be found on the external Baker McKenzie Taxation website.

The Firm

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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.

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 mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, carer status and working style may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. As part of our inclusive culture, we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Our bAgile program encourages a range of flexible work opportunities for all. We invite you to let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require to equitably participate in the recruitment process or in performing the requirements of this role.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Angelique Holden, Talent Management Consultant, 02 8922 5596.