Baker McKenzie has appointed John Lobban to an Of Counsel role in its Brisbane office. John was previously a partner at Ashurst and former Queensland managing partner, along with serving as a national board member on the firm's executive.

Baker McKenzie National Managing Partner, Anthony Foley stated:


"John is a welcome addition to our Brisbane office, which has seen a significant uptick in insolvency and restructuring work. John is a very experienced lawyer who enjoys a great reputation, and enormous respect, in the legal and business community in Queensland."


John's practice is focused on distressed investing and debt trading; litigation and dispute resolution; and restructuring and insolvency. John advises a diverse range of clients, seeking to find a commercial resolution to disputes.

In being appointed to the role at Baker McKenzie in Brisbane, John stated:


"Baker McKenzie is the number one global law firm brand and has a fast growing office in Brisbane which I am excited to join."


John is currently Special Patron and Foundation Committee Member for the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, and Former Chair of Audit and Risk for the Gallery. He is a  Past Chair of the  Queensland Law Society Insolvency Committee, and is an annual contributor to the World Bank Publications on Credit and Business in Australia. 


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