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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. We are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, and we call this bAgile. As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.

For more information on our benefits click here.

The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Associate (5-8 years’ experience) to join our Dispute Resolution team in Sydney.

The Team

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 all 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
  • corporate disputes
  • financial transactions
  • hostile takeovers
  • information technology & communications
  • inquiries/investigations (including white collar crime)
  • insolvency and restructuring
  • 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

What we're looking for:

  • 5-8 years' experience in commercial litigation;
  • scientific or engineering background, and expertise in technology related disputes advantageous (but not essential);
  • relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred;
  • a strong academic background and relevant legal qualifications.
  • a strong client service orientation;
  • strong technical, drafting and commercial skills;
  • an ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • relevant legal qualifications;
  • excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • a commitment to high work standards and strong attention to detail;
  • an ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity; and
  • an ability to work well in a team environment (including across our Australian offices and internationally). 

About the Firm

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. The first local, truly global law firm in Australia, we commenced operations 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 13,000 people, including over 6,500 lawyers who work alongside our clients to drive growth that is both sustainable–and inclusive.

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.

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

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, carer status and working style may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. Our bAgile program encourages a range of flexible work opportunities for all. We invite you to let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require to equitably participate in the recruitment process or in performing the requirements of this role.

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.