Baker McKenzie hires former Ashurst Qld managing partner

The appointment comes after the top firm’s recent partner hire from another rival in Sydney

Baker McKenzie hires former Ashurst Qld managing partner
Baker McKenzie has hired another senior lawyer from a rival top firm in Australia.

The global firm has appointed John Lobban, previously a partner at Ashurst, as of counsel. He is a former Queensland managing partner at Ashurst and was also a member of the firm’s national board.

Lobban’s appointment comes after Baker McKenzie’s recent hire of Gilbert + Tobin partner Duncan McGrath.

Anthoney Foley, Baker McKenzie national managing partner, said that Lobban, a respected lawyer in Queensland’s legal and business communities, is a welcome addition to the firm’s Brisbane office, which has seen a significant uptick in insolvency and restructuring work.

Lobban’s practice is focused on distressed investing and debt trading, litigation and dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency. He is an annual contributor to the World Bank Publications on credit and business in Australia. He is the past chair of the Queensland Law Society Insolvency Committee.


Related stories:
Global firm snags top partner
Record-setting clean energy project proceeds with firm’s aid

Recent articles & video

Federal Court delivers verdict in Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation suit

KWM pitches in on $3.5bn raising for Kinetic

Media Arts Lawyers partner talks firm's historic appearance in Billboard lawyers list

Baker McKenzie corporate lawyer comes to JWS

G+T acts for Equity Trustees in watershed deal for ScotPac

International Bar Association highlights legal risks from digital twinning projects

Most Read Articles

Hall & Wilcox partner: ‘What we do is tangible’

QIC GC joins HSF as executive counsel

US law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to end mainland China operation

DLA Piper helps Indian tech company to boost customer service offering with acquisition