With more than 50 years of experience in the local market, we are the go-to firm for Australian companies, multinationals and financial institutions. The strength of our team of 300 lawyers is the ability to collaborate across practice groups, sectors and markets to provide clients the connected perspectives, integrated solutions and seamless guidance they need to succeed in an increasingly interconnected global market.
Our Australian offices combine local experience with international reach, and deep practice expertise with industry knowledge. As opportunities and risks spill across different markets, sectors and areas of law, this holistic perspective offers clients the insight and foresight they need to drive sustainable and inclusive growth.
We have particular cross-border capabilities in Mergers & Acquisitions — completing more international deals than any other law firm — helping clients to manage Real Estate portfolios, Construction projects and complex Employment and immigration issues throughout Asia Pacific. In Australia, our Restructuring & Insolvency team has played a key role in many of the country’s major insolvency cases over the past 20 years, and our Compliance, Investigations & Ethics and Antitrust & Competition practices are market leading.
World-Class Career Opportunities
We are committed to providing you with world-class opportunities to learn, develop and succeed in your career. We focus on improving the leadership, business development and project management skills of our lawyers by providing programs to expand their experience.
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Australian offices comprises two distinct areas: the pro bono legal services provided by our lawyers and the community service activities undertaken by all staff.
We believe that providing pro bono legal services is a fundamental professional responsibility. As lawyers, we have specific skills and the best way to assist those in need is to utilise those skills.
Underscoring our commitment, all our lawyers are expected to work on pro bono matters and we have a dedicated pro bono practice group. We are also a signatory to the National Pro Bono Target of at least 35 hours of pro bono legal work per lawyer per year. We have our own Australian office target of at least 50 pro bono hours per lawyer per year.
In FY18, we contributed more than 10,800 pro bono hours to individual members of our community, charities and other not-for-profit organisations, equating to an average of almost 42 pro bono hours per lawyer.
The nature of our work is vast and varied. It covers many areas including youth, poverty, health, the environment; domestic violence; the elderly, asylum seekers and refugees, people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, human trafficking and modern slavery; LGBTI issues; assisting regional, rural and remote clients, and much more.
Our pro bono work extends globally, including the Asia Pacific region.
Our staff participate in a variety of community service initiatives including the LEAPS literacy and mentoring program in Sydney; the OzHarvest Cooking for a Cause program in Melbourne; and our Pen Pals program in each Australian office.
Our partners and staff also have the opportunity to organise awareness and fundraising for the Australian offices’ nominated charities throughout the year.
We encourage everyone to donate to their favourite charities and causes through the Firm's Workplace Giving Program.
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Brisbane QLD 4000
181 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
SydneyTower One - International Towers Sydney
Level 46, 100 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney NSW 2000
Acknowledgement of Country
Baker McKenzie acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and operate across Australia, and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. At Baker McKenzie we value and celebrate First Nations cultures and pay respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.
Our commitment to reconciliation is set out in our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.