Are you passionate about the law?
We are looking for a legal innovator with 5+ years' post qualification experience to join our growing Dispute Resolution team in Sydney. You will have a passion for the law and be excited to work with market leading brands drawing on your past experience of complex commercial disputes. Finally, you should possess a strong client service ethic, work well as collaborative team member and know how to have fun at the same time!
The Team you will be a part of
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.
What skills and experience are a 'must have'?
- Self-motivated and with strong attention to detail.
- Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong technical, drafting and commercial skills.
- Ability to demonstrate initiative and pro-activity.
- Ability to develop strong relationships with clients.
- Strong client service orientation.
- Strong technical knowledge.
- Strong team player.
- Excellent analytical and research skills.
- Strong academic background.
What additional skills and experience would our ideal candidate have?
Our ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- bribery & corruption - investigations, policies & procedures, risk assessments, and due diligence.
- sanctions advice.
- trade compliance, export and import controls.
- anti-dumping matters.
- property litigation.
- working on commercial disputes for insurers.
The Firm you are joining
We are a Firm deeply committed to providing an inclusive culture where all employees feel they can be themselves in the workplace.
Baker McKenzie is the first global law firm in Australia having arrived here in 1964. The Dispute Resolution team has long been the go-to practice for Australia's leading companies and international organisations with operations locally.
The Australian operations of Baker McKenzie is one of the largest in the global Firm. Our breadth of reach across the Asia Pacific is unrivalled. We have 17 offices in the region with more than 1,100 lawyers.
You will be joining the strongest law firm brand both in the world and the Asia Pacific region (according to Acritas). Please click here to watch a short video about us.
Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.
For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Angelique Wanner, Talent Management Consultant, +61 2 8922 5596 or email
More 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 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.
Diversity & inclusion matters
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.