Jurisdiction - Australia
Baker & McKenzie Announces Opening Of Its 76th Office In Brisbane, Australia.

15 July, 2014


Baker & McKenzie, announced the opening of its newest office in Brisbane, Australia. The firm has appointed three partners from other Australian law firms to lead its new Brisbane office – Philip Christensen, Jo Daniels and Darren Fooks. Fooks, Daniels, Christensen and their teams will focus on a range of sectors including energy & resources, infrastructure, corporate/mergers & acquisitions, construction, agribusiness, property and government. Daniels is also well known for her competition advice on mega mergers. They will work closely with the Firm’s Sydney, Melbourne and international practices. 

Baker & McKenzie’s Chairman of the Executive Committee, Eduardo Leite, said: “I am delighted to announce the opening of our 76th office worldwide in Brisbane, Australia. There are significant opportunities for our Australian and international clients in resources, infrastructure development and agribusiness in Queensland. Like all of our offices, our new team in Brisbane will combine deep local insight with an instinctive global perspective.”

Baker & McKenzie’s Australia National Managing Partner, Chris Freeland, said the office opening is a natural move for the Firm.

“Our new Brisbane office is key to deepening our Firm’s offering across a number of sectors in Australia and globally. Baker & McKenzie is in 12 of the 15 most resource-rich jurisdictions in the world. Few law firms can say that. We have built one of the strongest energy & resources teams in the country and our top-tier infrastructure and construction practices are outstanding. There is no better time than now for us to move into the Queensland market.”


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