The Team

Baker & McKenzie’s Real Estate Group assists major local and international clients in maximising the efficiency of their real estate investment portfolios throughout Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond. The group is also renowned for its hotels practice and, in the last year, has acted on a significant proportion of the region's largest hotel sales, acquisitions and management restructures.

The group has extensive experience assisting real estate fund managers, private equity investors, hotel management companies, public and private sector clients (including high net worth clients), project financiers, developers and property trusts doing business across Australia and in offshore markets. The group has also built a reputation for helping large corporations and luxury brands meet their real estate needs by successfully negotiating commercial agreements for lease, leases and other arrangements to assist them in meeting their specialized accommodation and facility requirements as well as developing outsourcing solutions.

Working closely with our global offices and Baker & McKenzie's Construction, Hotels Resorts & Tourism, REITs, Taxation, Employment, Corporate and Financial Services groups, we provide comprehensive, high-quality legal services to our clients, in their activities in Australia and across the globe.

The Role

We are currently looking for a General Associate to join our Commercial Real Estate practice group.

Skills and Experience Required

A 3-5 year Property lawyer with expertise in the following areas:

Commercial Sales & Acquisitions
Commercial and Retail Leasing
Real Estate due diligence investigations

Ideally the candidate comes from an environment, where they have developed strong technical, drafting and commercial skills.

They have should have a strong client service ethic and work well as part of a team while having sufficient experience and confidence to take primary responsibility for running small to medium transactions from start to finish without the requirement for material partner involvement. A strong academic background, excellent drafting skills and a focus on attention to detail are all essential.

This group has a particular emphasis on teamwork and they are looking for an individual who shows a genuine interest in the team as well as providing first class service to our clients.

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 47 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.

To Apply

If you are self motivated and excited by the connectivity that a global law firm can offer, then we would like to hear from you. Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. 

For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Jacqui Pilgrim, National Talent Management Operations Manager on +61 3 9617 4317 or via email.

Experience Required

  • 3-5 years PQE