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. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, 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

The Senior Corporate Paralegal role will centre on delivering timely, efficient and high quality support to those in the Corporate Secretariat arm of the Transactional Practice Group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and updating the corporate registers for large number of local subsidiary companies and foreign registered companies;
  • Ensuring compliance of companies with requirements under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  • Drafting documents to effect changes to companies including but not limited to change to directors, issue and transfer of shares, share buy-backs, application of class orders; change of name and change of company type and deregistration;
  • Drafting AGM and board of director minutes;
  • Transactional matters including preparation of pre and post closing documentation in relation to acquisition and disposal of companies;
  • Registering business names;
  • ASIC Industry Funding and ASIC Regulatory Portal lodgements;
  • Overseeing ASIC filings and search requests for related practice groups within Baker & McKenzie;
  • Conducting legal audits of corporate registers;
  • Conducting due diligence;
  • Reconstructing register of members and records;
  • Registrations of public, proprietary and foreign companies; and
  • Providing assistance and information to local and international offices of Baker & McKenzie regarding company secretarial practices in Australia.

The Team

Corporate Secretariat is at the forefront of providing corporate secretarial services to major Australian and global companies. Baker McKenzie provides company secretarial services with a full team of dedicated paralegals to ensure that our work is carried out in a professional and cost efficient manner. international organisations in large-scale, complex litigation and dispute resolution across a range of industries and disciplines.

What we're looking for -

  • 5 years' experience in a professional services environment (desirable but not required);
  • Previous experience is a corporate secretarial role highly regarded
  • Knowledge of ASIC Agent portal or lodgement processes (desirable but not required);
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • A commitment to high work standards and strong attention to detail;
  • An ability to manage competing priorities and work flexibility;
  • An ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity;
  • An ability to develop strong relationships;
  • An ability to work well in a team environment; and
  • A willingness to learn.

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 46 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.

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 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.