Baker McKenzie has relocated to larger premises and premium grade office space on Level 32 of Brisbane's Riparian Plaza (71 Eagle Street). The move marks a sustained period of growth since the Firm's arrival in the Brisbane market in 2014. Riparian Plaza occupies the city’s most prestigious stretch of riverfront, dominating Brisbane’s skyline.
Baker McKenzie's Brisbane Managing Partner, Tanya Denning stated: "Our Brisbane business has grown significantly since we commenced operations in Queensland eight years ago and our new offices reflect our confidence for further growth. Our move to larger premium offices is an important milestone but it has only been possible because of the loyalty and support of our clients and people."
Baker McKenzie's National Managing Partner, Anthony Foley stated: "Queensland was recently named the strongest performing state economy in Australia (in the ComSec State of the States report). The State enjoys an abundance of investment in energy and resources, agriculture, infrastructure, hotels and resorts, financial services, manufacturing and real estate. We assist our clients across all these sectors."
Anthony further commented: "Queensland has long been an attractive destination for national and international clients for major projects where many have established and grown their operations. We anticipate further growth as we continue to support our clients achieve their business objectives in the Sunshine State."
The Firm opened its Sydney office in 1964 and Melbourne office in 1982, making the Brisbane office its most recent expansion in Australia.
Clients of the Brisbane Office include: Shell, CS Energy, CleanCo, Eagers Automotive Ltd, Sugar Terminals Ltd, Queensland Pacific Metals Ltd, Queensland Teachers' Union Health Fund, Superloop, Australian Laboratory Services and Megaport.
Late last year, Baker McKenzie appointed Trudi Procter as a Partner in the Financial Services & Funds team of the Firm's Transactional Practice Group in Brisbane. Trudi was previously a Partner at McCullough Robertson.