The Team

Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice is ranked Band 1 in Tax by Chambers Global 2017 - 2021 and Band 1 in World Transfer Pricing 2018, 2020 and 2021. 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 tax team of 4 partners and 15 senior associates and associates.  We work in all areas of income tax (including corporate tax, funds taxation and ultra high net worth individuals and families), transfer pricing, GST, stamp duty, land tax, employment taxes.  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 our 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.  Our multidisciplinary service offering means you will be regularly working in teams with lawyers from our Corporate, Employment, Banking & Finance, Litigation, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Groups.

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.

The key areas in which we are building the team are: 

  • corporate tax with a focus on M&A transactions and corporate advisory;
  • transfer pricing (including economists and other appropriately qualified non-lawyers for these transfer pricing roles);
  • indirect taxes - with a focus on GST, stamp duty and customs duty;
  • disputes; and
  • ultra high net worth individuals and families.

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.

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. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you will work in small teams on matters that often cross borders. We value people who think ahead and get noticed.

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.

Baker McKenzie provides information and support relating to the recruitment process for transgender and gender diverse candidates.  Please let us know if you would like to receive this additional support.

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 Nicola Bell, Talent Management Consultant, +61 2 8922 5272.