Baker McKenzie's has expanded its pension / superannuation fund offering with the appointment of Melbourne based Special Counsel, Thalia Dardamanis, formerly Head of Legal Advisory at UniSuper.

Baker McKenzie's National Managing Partner, Anthony Foley stated: "Thalia further bolsters our capability to service Australian superannuation funds. She also offers advice to fund managers managing assets for Australian super funds, those co-investing with super funds, and the provision of ESG advice. Thalia is an outstanding senior lawyer, having previously served as the Head of Legal Advisory at UniSuper, a role where she led a team which provides legal and regulatory advice across UniSuper's superannuation, financial advice and administration businesses. She is well-equipped to provide regulatory, ESG and transactional advice to our clients."

When asked what it means to join Baker McKenzie, Thalia responded: "I have long been attracted to the Firm for its market-leading capabilities within the funds and financial services sector in Australia, particularly as it relates to provision of legal services for both local and overseas super, pension and government funds. The team at Baker McKenzie is truly world-class."

Having spent 17 years practicing law, Thalia is a highly experienced lawyer with excellent technical and practical skills, especially in the area of superannuation. Thalia is a Specialist SMSF Advisor™, a Chartered Tax Adviser, and a member of The Tax Institute’s National Superannuation Technical Committee.

Baker McKenzie offers a globally-integrated multidisciplinary team to seamlessly provide legal, regulatory and tax advice to our funds and financial services clients. We counsel a broad spectrum of clients, from some of the world's largest sponsors to first time asset managers and advise a wide range of institutional investors, including prominent pension and sovereign wealth funds on their global investment programs. In particular, our team has particular expertise assisting sponsors, pension and sovereign wealth funds on their private equity, infrastructure, environmental markets and real estate investment programs.

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