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2020/21 Baker McKenzie Virtual Seasonal Clerkship Information & Networking Evening

Welcome to Baker McKenzie's Virtual Seasonal Clerkship Information & Networking Evening

Baker McKenzie is delighted to host our virtual Information & Networking Evening for the 2020/21 Melbourne Seasonal Clerkship Program.

During our information/panel session, you will hear from a panel of our Partners, Associates, Graduates and former Seasonal Clerks about our Firm, culture and global opportunities, and how we support professional and personal development at Baker McKenzie. Following the panel event, you will have the opportunity to network with Partners, lawyers, Graduates and former Seasonal Clerks (2021 Graduates) across our practice groups via Zoom.

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Agenda

4.15 pm to 4.25 pm - Arrival | Attendees and panellists join the information/panel session. 

4.30 pm to 5:45 pm - Information/Panel Session

            Welcome | Peter Lucarelli (Melbourne Staff Partner)

            Panel session | Peter Lucarelli (Melbourne Staff Partner) - Chair

            Panel:           
            Leigh Duthie (Partner, Construction)
            Aylin Cunsolo (Partner, Energy Resources Infrastructure & Corporate)
            Rob Gough (Senior Associate, Corporate Markets)
            Rowena Baer (Associate, IPTech)
            Ellen Leishman (Graduate, Rotation 1 - Energy Resources Infrastructure & Corporate, Rotation 2 -
            Employment)
            Daniela Yaneva (Former Seasonal Clerk/2021 Graduate, Clerkship - Construction)
            Dave Sima (Former Seasonal Clerk/2021 Graduate, Clerkship - Commercial Real Estate Group)

5:45 pm to 7:40 pm - Networking Session | Attendees and Baker McKenzie representatives join the Zoom video booths for our practice groups. 

Candidates are invited to network with Baker McKenzie representatives via Zoom video booths dedicated to each of Baker McKenzie Melbourne’s nine practice groups.

7:40 pm to 7:45 pm - Wrap Up | Peter Lucarelli (Melbourne Staff Partner) to close the event.

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Commercial Real Estate (CREG)

With volatility in the global economy and the emergence of new real estate investors such as insurance companies and pension funds, the commercial real estate market has become much more competitive. Evolving regulatory requirements in key real estate markets and rapidly changing economic environments have made it more challenging for multinational companies and other investors to manage their real estate portfolios.

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Energy, Resources, Infrastructure & Corporate (ERIC)

The Energy, Resources, Infrastructure & Corporate Group has one of Australia's largest dedicated energy and resources teams, with experience in all Australian jurisdictions. The depth of our energy practice allows us to advise on all facets of the energy industry including regulation, major project development and mergers and acquisitions. 

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Banking & Finance

Today's lenders and borrowers face a myriad of challenges, including restrictions on foreign banks lending to companies in certain jurisdictions, distressed debt and increasing complexity of financial services regulation across the world. With most financing transactions that involve global companies requiring execution in more than one jurisdiction, and local law requirements posing challenges that can significantly affect deal value, it is crucial that their lawyers can navigate them through this complex environment. 

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Construction

Our Construction Group has a deep and commercially focussed understanding of the construction industry, and of the particular interests of the various parties to any project. This expertise has been gained through acting on high profile transactions for developers, principals, governments, contractors, major subcontractors, engineering and architectural consultants as well as banks in Australia and the world. 

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Corporate Markets

As one of the leading firms for cross-border transactions, we provide strategic advice on deals involving the world’s largest financial institutions and multinational companies. From deal inception to business integration, we help clients to bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement.

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Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Insolvency

Global disputes are becoming more frequent and complex as corporations and financial institutions continue to enter new markets against a backdrop of tighter regulatory scrutiny, higher accountability standards and intense competition. With more companies doing business in emerging markets, the risks are even greater. 

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Employment

For today's employers, managing a global workforce requires complying with local labor and employment laws in multiple jurisdictions, staying abreast of rapidly changing regulations, handling the growing demands of labor unions and works councils, and moving talent quickly across borders. It also means developing strategies to retain high-potential employees, especially during reorganizations and spinoffs.

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Environmental Markets

Growing environmental awareness and historic developments like the Paris Agreement are changing the way companies operate. From emissions trading to harnessing clean and renewable energy sources, sustainable business initiatives are gaining ground in markets across the world.

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IPTech

The IPTech group, previously known as the IP, TCC & Media group, is a broad based practice group built around IP expertise, industry knowledge in the technology and communications sector, and experience in regulatory and content issues for converging media.

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