Steven Glanz

Steven Glanz

Baker & McKenzie


Steven Glanz — one of the Firm’s most senior M&A partners — serves as chairman of Baker McKenzie's Asia-Pacific M&A Committee.

Practice Focus

Steven Glanz is one of the Firm's most senior Mergers & Acquisitions partners. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1978 and worked in the Firm’s New York office from 1981 to 1982. Steven became a partner in 1984, he was the Managing Partner for Australia from 1991 to 1995 and was until recently the Chairman of the Firm’s Asia Pacific M&A Committee.

Steven is highly experienced in all aspects of corporate takeovers and divestments across the Australian and the Asia Pacific market, and in major capital markets transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Ltd on a shareholder dispute with Perpetual Limited and Carnegie Group. 

  • Advising Altamont Capital Partners on its A$395 million recapitalisation of Billabong and acquisition of the Dakine brand from Billabong. 

  • Advising Passport Capital on complex pre-bid option arrangements with Rio Tinto in relation to Rio Tinto's off market takeover bid for Riversdale Mining. 

  • Acting for Transfield Services Limited on the sale of TSI Fund to Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL. 

  • Advising Mitr Pohl on its A$313 million takeover bid for MSF Sugar Limited. 

  • Advising iSOFT Group Limited on the A$480 million takeover by Computer Sciences Corporation. 

  • Acting for Asahi on the acquisition of Cadbury Schweppes's Australian beverages business. 

  • Advising New Hope Corporation Limited on the A$2.45 billion sale of the New Saraji Coal Project to the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance. 

  • Advising Billiton Plc in connection with the proposed acquisition of CSR’s and AMP’s interests in the Gove bauxite and alumina operation in the Northern Territory for approximately A$700 million. 

  • Acting on the takeover of Mayne Pharma by Hospira, Inc for A$2.2 billion.

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Professional Honors

  • Leading Lawyer - Mergers & Acquisitions, IFLR 2013

  • Leading Individual - Corporate/M&A, Chambers Asia Pacific, 2013 

  • Leading Individual - Capital Markets, Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Chamber of Commerce - Governor
  • ASIC - Mergers & Acquisitions Liaison Committee


  • High Court of Australia~Australia (1987)
  • Victoria~Australia (1984)
  • New South Wales~Australia (1978)


  • Columbia University (New York) (LL.M.) (1981)
  • University of New South Wales (LL.B.) (1977)
  • University of New South Wales (B.Com.) (1975)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • New York

Author, "High Court rules that in certain circumstances a company could only have preference shares on issue," Keeping Good Companies, RMIT Publishing, August 2013