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Robert (Bob) Baxt AO

Consultant, Herbert Smith Freehills
Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School


Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Image representing graduationBA 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

  • Image of briefcase2005 - 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





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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