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Baker McKenzie

At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global.


Baker McKenzie has been thinking globally in Australia for over 50 years. In 2014, we opened our Brisbane office making our Australian practice the fourth largest in our network of 77 offices with more than 85 Partners and 170 lawyers across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Australia, we act for leading multinational and domestic companies on market leading local and global transactions.

Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie is currently the world's largest law firm by revenue. We offer clients and talent the uncompromising commitment to excellence and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.


We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been a global law firm from the start.


Firm culture and values


Quality and excellence along with team work, integrity and responsiveness are central in delivering outstanding service to our clients.


The values that make us a unique and great place to work are deeply embedded in our DNA and you will notice our difference in all of your interactions with us, in Australia and across the globe.

  • We are passionately global, and leverage our global expertise for our Australian and global clients at every opportunity, recognising our strength is in our diversity.

  • We have a strong culture of friendship and inclusion, and an egalitarian and collaborative working style. We are commercial pragmatists who make complex issues simple for our clients and we focus on our clients' business needs.

  • We strive to stay ahead of the curve and encourage entrepreneurship.

  • We actively encourage and support contribution to the community, through our pro bono and community service programs.

We want everyone at Baker McKenzie to reach their potential so our people participate in global, regional and local world-class development and mobility programs, and our culture is diverse, inclusive and flexible. Our award-winning  diversity strategy, initiatives and programs are focussed in four areas, in which all our people can participate:

  • BakerLGBTI - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex diversity

  • BakerWomen - Gender equality and supporting the progression of women

  • BakerDNA - Ethnic, indigenous and cultural diversity

  • BakerBalance - Supporting carers and parents, employee wellbeing and workplace flexibility


Baker McKenzie are Out for Australia's inaugural pro bono legal provider, and provided advice on how to take Out for Sydney and its Mentoring Program national and incorporate Out for Australia as a national charity.