Flahvin, Anne M.

Anne M. Flahvin

Special Counsel
Baker & McKenzie


Anne Flahvin is a special counsel in the Technology, Communications and Commercial, and Media & Content teams at Baker McKenzie. Anne is experienced in content issues, particularly those affecting the media, publishing and education sectors. She also advises regularly on copyright and new media.

Practice Focus

Anne joined Baker McKenzie after an academic career teaching media law and contracts at Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney. After joining Baker McKenzie she continued as a part-time academic, teaching two media law courses in the LLM program at the University of New South Wales until 2015. Prior to her legal career, Anne was a journalist, and has worked on the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald and the National Times covering politics and finance.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for major media groups in relation to copyright infringement proceedings and copyright litigation.

  • Acting for one of the largest media organisations in Australia in defamation proceedings.

  • Acting in proceedings commenced to determine the author of anonymous defamatory emails.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Council of Australia - Member of the Media and Communications Committee


  • New South Wales~Australia (1992)


  • University of Technology (LL.B., Honors and University Medal) (1992)


  • English