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Robert (Bob) Baxt AO

Emeritus Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

 

Relevant qualifications and honours

  • BA 1959
  • LLB 1963
  • 2003 - Officer, Order of Australia ('For service to the law, particularly as a leading spokesperson in the areas of trade practice, competition,
    taxation and corporate law, and in the field of legal education')
  • 2001 - Recipient, Centenary Medal ('For service to consumer protection as chairman of the Trade Practices Commission')

 

Relevant work history and committee involvement

  • 2005 - Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (Melbourne) (previously Freehills)
  • 1991-2004 - Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson
  • 1988-1991 - Chairman, Trade Practices Commission (now ACCC)
  • 1980-1988 - Dean of Law, Monash University
  • Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Honorary Professor of Law at Griffith University Queensland

  • Chairman of the Law Committee and a life member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of The Executive of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

 

Editorships

 

Other

In recognition of his achievements in competition law, the University of Melbourne created an Annual Lecture Series in his name:
Annual Baxt Lecture in Competition Law (Inaugural Baxt Lecture delivered by Prof William Kovacic in 2010)

 

Competition law publications

Many more forthcoming

 

Submissions to inquiries

 

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