Description

The Team

Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice is ranked Band 1 in Tax by Chambers Global 2019 and Band 1 in Transfer Pricing by International Tax Review 2018.  We act as trusted tax counsel to global multinational companies (both Australian and foreign) on their key tax risks and transactions.

Baker McKenzie is growing its tax practice is Australia and is looking to recruit more associates into its Sydney based tax team.

Baker McKenzie offers associates the opportunity to work on all aspects of planning, transactions and dispute resolution.  We have an experienced and well respected Sydney team of 5 partners and 15 senior associates and associates.  We work in all areas of corporate tax, transfer pricing, GST, stamp duty, land tax, employment taxes and wealth management.  We encourage our associates to develop a career path focused on their areas of interest, and offer exposure to all areas of the law.  Our ability to provide integrated tax advice to our clients sets us apart from other firms in the Australian market.

Most of work is multijurisdictional, meaning you will be regularly working with any of our 4700 strong global legal team and clients located in Europe, Asia or the Americas.  

We have a strong culture of developing our own team.   We provide both financial support and paid study leave for associates to undertake their LLM.   We generally hire at the 2-4 year level of experience from Big 6 law firms and (with appropriate legal qualifications) Big 4 accounting firms.  We promote from within and the majority of our tax partners started as associates in the tax group.

We encourage travel.  As an associate, senior associate and partner in the Sydney office you will be invited to participate in a number of regional and global training sessions to assist you during your career at Baker McKenzie with the aim of developing strong relationships with other Baker lawyers and clients around the world.

There are a number of roles available, but the key areas in which we require more associates are:

  • corporate tax with a focus on M&A transactions and corporate advisory;
  • indirect tax  - integrating both GST and stamp duty as a combined skill set;
  • transfer pricing (including economists and other appropriately qualified non-lawyers for these transfer pricing roles); and
  • disputes.      

We do not do tax returns or other compliance work.

We also have a number of policies to support a flexible and supportive work place that we would be happy to discuss with candidates.

The Firm

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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 77 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.

To Apply

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. Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. 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, 02 8922 5596.