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 Roles

We are currently looking for a Senior Associate or Special Counsel to join our Antitrust and Competition team.

The Team

Competition & Consumer

Our Competition and Consumer team is market recognised for its expertise and includes some of Australia's leading lawyers. We advise clients on the full range of competition law issues, including merger clearance, joint ventures, cartel conduct, exclusive dealing and distribution strategies. Our lawyers represent clients in cartel immunity applications as well as other ACCC investigations. We also advise on Australian Consumer Law issues (including misleading and deceptive conduct, consumer guarantees and unfair contract terms), as well as assisting clients with designing and implementing competition and consumer law compliance programs.

Our Competition and Consumer team is part of the Firm's Global Antitrust & Competition group, recognised by Global Competition Review as a Top 5 Global Elite Practice. We work closely with our global colleagues and are able to draw on the resources, combined knowledge and experience of this leading global practice. As part of this global group, we have the privilege of being instructed by major national and international organisations in large-scale, complex matters across a range of industries and disciplines.

Our Competition and Consumer team sits within our broader Dispute Resolution practice group. Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Group remains at the forefront of the Australian litigation and dispute resolution landscape and is continually entrusted with many of this country's most complex and sensitive matters requiring innovative litigation strategies, strategic negotiation, risk management and resolution.

What we're looking for -

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A 5+PQE lawyer with excellent academic credentials (economists also considered!)
  • Current experience in the Competition department of a leading firm - or competition authority
  • First-rate technical skills needed to support the client work of the department
  • Commerciality and demonstrable business development experience
  • Excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • Initiative and proactivity
  • Maturity and gravitas
  • Strong service orientation - a "client first" culture
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship
  • High work standards
  • Flexible work practices
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to adapt style as required
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually
  • A keenness to learn

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 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.

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.