The firm has welcomed Caroline Tait to its capital markets and M&A teams as special counsel, based in Melbourne.
Ms Tait joins Bakers with a career spent working both in-house and private practice, which includes acting as assistant general counsel with responsibility for JP Morgan Australia’s investment banking operations, according to a statement released by the firm.
In her new role, Ms Tait adds to the depth of the Bakers’ teams, following senior hires such as Lauren Magraith, Antony Rumboll, Duncan McGrath and Paul Anderson.
“I’m delighted to have Caroline join our team,” said Baker McKenzie head of corporate in Australia Ben McLaughlin in welcoming Ms Tait.
“We’ve been busy across M&A and capital markets, and Caroline will bring an outstanding skill set to assist our clients.
“In the past year, we’ve managed to convince a number of very talented lawyers to join us, increasing our ability to discharge high-end, cutting-edge transactions for our clients.”
Ms Tait said the decision to join Bakers came after realising the significant cross-border opportunities available.
“It was time for me to join what I consider to be the leading global law firm (Baker McKenzie) having built up my experience working in top end, New York law firms and more recently, providing legal support to the investment banking division of JP Morgan and then as corporate counsel at Incitec Pivot,” Ms Tait said.
“It is true to say, no other law firm could offer me the cross-border opportunities that come with the calibre of lawyers, clients and geographic reach that Baker McKenzie has in both Australia and international markets.”