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 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.

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.