Jon Baker

Litigator

About

Jon Baker is an Australian litigator based in Perth, Western Australia, practising at Squire Patton Boggs (AU).

Jon is a specialist in complex litigation/disputes and regulatory investigations. He has acted for Australian SME and ASX listed, overseas domiciled, and multinational corporations, including the majority of the corporations in ASX’s 20 top market capitalised index.

Jon’s practice focuses on corporate insolvency, and commercial, administrative and regulatory dispute resolution and litigation.

Jon has worked in the legal industry since 2007, and has experience operating at the full spectrum of legal firms, including:

  1. a suburban boutique firm (Jon’s late father, Chris Baker, was the proprietor of a well-regarded family operated law firm, Chris Baker & Associates);
  2. a large commercial boutique firm (Lavan); and
  3. international law firms (Allens, & Squire Patton Boggs).

Jon is passionate about helping his clients achieve favourable outcomes by utilising a strong command of the black letter law and an unrelenting focus on commercial outcomes.

Several of Jon’s cases have set legal precedent and are reported in authorised law reports, or are cited in leading legal commentaries. For example, several of Jon’s cases are cited in Australian Corporations Law commentaries as authoritative decisions.


Areas of expertise

  • Corporate restructuring & insolvency (eg acting for creditors and external administrators, proponents of restructuring plans, and others)
  • Securities law (eg acting for secured parties and grantors in relation to personal and real property securities)
  • Corporate disputes (eg board disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, disputes between trustees and beneficiaries)
  • Regulatory disputes (eg ASIC and ACCC regulatory investigations and enforcement court proceedings, commissions of inquiry, Parliamentary inquiries)

Quotes

Jon Baker [is an] exceptional lawyer and [is part of] the “go to” dispute resolution team. […] [A]lways deliver[s].

Source: Published client testimonial – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
(Dispute resolution: Litigation)

He is an excellent communicator, both written and oral. He turns matters on a very timely basis, and his product is always first class.

Source: Leading Australian commercial law silk

Jon Baker has great knowledge of the law, attention to detail and is always available.

Source: Published client testimonial – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
(Dispute resolution: Litigation)

Curriculum vitae

Available on request


Qualifications

B.A., LL.B. (Dist.) (W.Aust)

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Western Australia and
the Australian Federal Courts


Links

LinkedIn Profile

Squire Patton Boggs (AU) website bio

Contact details

P: +61 423 290 283 (Firm) & +61 455 579 332 (Personal)

E: jon.baker@squirepb.com (Firm) & mail@jonbakerlaw.com (Personal)