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.

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The Role

We are currently looking for a lawyer with 8-10 years' experience in complex corporate commercial and technology work to join our IPTech Practice Group in Melbourne.

The Team

Baker McKenzie thrives in the face of constant innovation and profitability with the technology of tomorrow. Continuous innovation is essential if organisations want to take full advantage of new opportunities, making it crucial for companies to become more efficient and creative in how they develop, source, and use technology.

We have amassed a wealth of experience over the past four decades as a global leader that offers scalable, flexible solutions customised to clients' needs, budget and resources, across diverse business functions and operation locations. We are the largest Data & Technology Group in the world, ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for TMT, Data Protection and Outsourcing by Chambers Global for 13 consecutive years.

Our lawyers work across borders and practice areas to advise providers and users on technology, outsourcing, data privacy, information management, communications and mobility issues — designing compliance programs to protect critical business interests and using novel structures for new technology offerings. No other law firm has more experience helping clients navigate the legal and commercial risks on the sourcing, use and provision of technology.

Thanks to our collaborative approach, we can help our clients to remain compliant, innovative and profitable in what remains a quickly evolving industry.

What we're looking for 

  • 8-10 years' experience in complex corporate commercial and technology work, preferably working within a similar large firm environment with a focus on larger, transactional deals;
  • strong experience in drafting technology contracts and agreements, and providing general advice on the supply and procurement of goods or services in the technology sector. Exposure to
  • telecommunications regulations, media and broadcasting would be desirable;
  • relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred;
  • a strong academic background;
  • a strong client service orientation;
  • strong technical, drafting and commercial skills;
  • business development aptitude, interest, and experience;
  • 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;
  • an ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • an ability to work well in a team environment (including across Australian offices and internationally);
  • a willingness to learn; and
  • a willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences.

Main Responsibilities

  • Liaising with clients in respect of their legal matters;
  • Drafting and negotiating various technology and information system contracts and related documents on behalf of clients;
  • Drafting advices and opinions in respect of various legal and regulatory issues in the technology sector;
  • Assisting clients with various regulatory and data privacy issues;
  • Conducting training for clients on legal topics;
  • Coordinating inter-jurisdictional matters;
  • Assisting internal stakeholders with due diligence prior to sale or purchase of companies;
  • Coordinating matter management with partners and internal stakeholders; and
  • Planning on business development strategy for specialist legal or industry-specific working groups.

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.