DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Baker McKenzie

Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leverages its global network of offices to advise on regional and cross-border employment matters. Prominent international clientele from the technology, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. Its expertise spans corporate restructurings and M&A, discrimination and WHS. Valued for its expertise in sensitive executive and director-level issues including restraint, misconduct, fiduciary breaches, whistle-blowing and executive remuneration. Also active on industrial relations matters, acting for employers on disputes with unions and enterprise bargaining agreement matters.

Strengths

Clients identify the team's knowledge of the market, with one stating: "They have ability to tap into and understand large international corporates and they can quickly provide what is happening now in the market. They are specialists, like brain surgeons, and they can see things because they have so many clients and deep experience."

Another client praises the firm's "communication with the client and strategy."

Work highlights

Represented Krispy Kreme Australia in a number of arbitrations before the Fair Work Commission, arising out of the negotiation of its national enterprise agreement.

Notable practitioners

Michael Michalandos often acts for international clients on a wide range of issues including investigations, compliance, governance and contractual issues. Clients are quick to praise his sector knowledge and skills, one commenting: "He is just super practical and useful, not just on black-letter law but also in giving a sense check on what is happening in the industry, on what the risks are and what regulators are doing."

Paul Brown attracts praise for his deep knowledge of enterprise agreements and strong litigation skills. One client states: "He is an expert in all areas of workplace law and also has the experience required to handle complex litigation. He has both a legal as well as a business focus and is a solutions-oriented lawyer."

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Australia

Employment: New South Wales


Michael Michalandos
Band 4
Paul Brown
Band 2