Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce that Bob Baxt AO has joined the The Australian Law Journal Section Editor team. Bob will author two new sections: Corporations & Securities and Competition & Consumer Issues. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable and useful content.
Bob Baxt AO is now Emeritus Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (having recently retired as an equity partner with Freehills which merged with Herbert Smith Freehills in 2012). Apart from being a very successful academic (he was Dean as Monash Law School for eight years and Professor of Law at that University), Bob Baxt has also chaired the Trade Practices Commission (now known as the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission) for three and a quarter years from 1988 to 1991, as well as being a partner in Arthur Robinson Hedderwicks before joining Freehills in 2005. He retired as an equity partner at Freehills in 2012 and was appointed as Emeritus Partner in 2012 in recognition of this services to law.
Bob is a prolific author in many areas of the law and is the editor of the Australian Business Law Review, the Companies and Securities Law Journal, and the Baxt Report, all published by Thompson Reuters. For many years, he was the company law editor of the Australian Law Journal in the 1960s and 70s. He has been the Chairman of the Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 1994. He was made Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003 in recognition of his services to the law.
Bob’s expertise will be of great benefit to readers of The Australian Law Journal and we take great pleasure in welcoming him to the team.