Often referred to as the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne is an important industrial center and headquarters for many of Australia's largest corporations. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the Australian regulatory landscape and are committed to servicing local, national, and international clients conducting business in Australia.
K&L Gates' Melbourne office is our biggest in the Asia Pacific region. Established more than 100 years ago, it has grown through several mergers to today, where more than 130 lawyers work closely with their Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth colleagues to provide a full range of commercial legal services. K&L Gates' “one-company, one-team” mentality allows our local team of skilled lawyers to access strong international ties to provide the best possible service to our diverse range of clients.
Our Melbourne lawyers have distinguished themselves in the areas of financial services, corporate and transactional, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, real estate, and labor and employment.
Our appointment to a number of government panels and our experience advising government entities on many significant projects complements our extensive experience acting for some of Australia's largest private sector organizations.
Our Australian practice was awarded Employment Law Firm of the Year 2012 by Australian Legal Business Australasian Law Awards as well as a citation as Employer of Choice for Women in 2012.