Description

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 47 countries.

The Role

We are currently looking for a Senior Associate with 5 years' plus post qualification experience to join our Dispute Resolution practice group in Melbourne. Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Group is one of the Australian office's largest practice groups and has the depth of experience and accomplishment to advise and represent clients in all matters associated with complex commercial disputes.

Our commercially pragmatic approach means we focus on the issues that matter to clients rather than simply managing the litigation process to a conclusion. We always take a strategic approach to disputes, identifying and guiding the client's legal team on any available options to promote early resolution but never losing sight of the need to resolutely promote our clients' best interests.

Our team includes some of Australia's leading litigation lawyers, each of whom is able to draw on the resources, combined knowledge and experience of the global firm's world class dispute resolution and litigation practice. This means that we have the privilege of being instructed by major national and international organisations in large-scale, complex litigation and dispute resolution across a range of industries and disciplines, including in relation to:

  • administrative law
  • advertising and marketing
  • arbitration and mediation
  • class actions
  • compliance
  • financial transactions
  • hostile takeovers
  • information technology & communications
  • inquiries/investigations
  • insolvency and reconstruction
  • international/cross-border disputes
  • media and broadcasting
  • partnerships and joint ventures
  • product liability
  • property and trusts
  • risk management
  • security enforcement
  • shareholder disputes
  • tax investigations
  • trade practices and competition  

Our ideal candidate will have general litigation experience in a similar top tier environment, where they have developed strong technical, drafting and commercial skills. They should have a strong client service ethic and work well as part of a team. A strong academic background is essential.

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, and marital and parental status may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm.
We believe that diversity within the firm makes us stronger, and that an inclusive workplace will enable our talented workforce to achieve their potential. We celebrate differences, and all of our people are expected to create and maintain an open and supportive culture for everyone.

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. For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Jacqui Pilgrim, National Talent Management Operations Manager on 03 9617 4317.