Caroline Tait has joined Baker McKenzie's capital markets and M&A teams as special counsel, based in Melbourne. Caroline has significant experience both in-house and private practice which includes acting as assistant general counsel with responsibility for J.P. Morgan Australia’s investment banking operations as well as working at Australia and New York’s top law firms.
Baker McKenzie's head of corporate in Australia, Ben McLaughlin stated: "I’m delighted to have Caroline join our team. We’ve been busy across M&A and capital markets, and Caroline will bring an outstanding skill-set to assist our clients. In the past year, we’ve managed to convince a number of very talented lawyers to join us, increasing our ability to discharge high-end, cutting-edge transactions for our clients."
Caroline joins an expanding team, following senior hires such as Lauren Magraith (formerly with J.P. Morgan), Antony Rumboll (formerly UBS), Duncan McGrath (former head of Debt Capital Markets at leading Australian law firm), and Paul Anderson (U.S. capital markets, formerly with leading Wall Street firms).
Caroline in joining Baker McKenzie stated: "It was time for me to join what I consider to be the leading global law firm (Baker McKenzie) having built up my experience working in top end, New York law firms and more recently, providing legal support to the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan and then as corporate counsel at Incitec Pivot. It is true to say, no other law firm could offer me the cross border opportunities that come with the calibre of lawyers, clients and geographic reach that Baker McKenzie has in both Australia and international markets."