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Max Dowzer-Strode

Baker McKenzie


Max is a general associate in the construction team. He joined the Firm as a summer clerk in 2015 and commenced his current role in 2018. Prior to this, Max had experience in restructuring and insolvency and other commercial practice areas.

Practice Focus

Max's practice focusses on disputes, but also spans transactional and advisory based work.

Max has acted for large domestic and international clients in various construction related matters involving litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Max's transactional work includes reviewing contract documents in relation to major developments in commercial and renewable energy sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for a domestic construction professional services company in relation to arbitrations arising out of the expansion of a prison complex.

  • Providing advice to an international hydropower company in relation to disputes concerning a pumped hydro power facility.

  • Providing advice to a power generation company in relation to disputes concerning a solar project.

  • Conducting and providing strategic advice to an engineering company involved in a major arbitration concerning an offshore gas facility.

  • Acting for V601 Pty Ltd, a member of the Salvo Property Group, in relation to its Victorian Supreme Court proceedings against Probuild in relation to its large-scale residential development in Metropolitan Melbourne.

  • Acting for the administrators of the Ten Group, one of Australia's three major commercial free-to-air television channels.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Society of Construction Law Australia - Member

Corporate Responsibility

  • Member of the BakerWellbeing Committee (Australia) and Global Wellbeing Task Force

  • Justice Connect Self Representation Service

  • Refugee Legal Centre


  • New South Wales~Australia (2018)


  • Australian National University (BA, LLB) (2015)
Client Alerts for various practice areas including: ASIC Industry Funding Levies Regulation Enhancements, Penalties Increased and Powers Enhanced - ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce Report, Family and Domestic Violence Leave, Competition and Consumer Amendments - Competition Policy Bill and Market Power Bill.