|Born||27 June 1938|
|Died||11 March 2018 (aged 79)|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
University of Sydney
Robert Baxt AO (27 June 1938 – 11 March 2018) was an Australian lawyer and a chairman of the Trade Practices Commission (now the ACCC), dean of law at Monash University and a professorial fellow of the University of Melbourne.
Baxt was born in Shanghai, China, raised in Australia, where his family had moved in 1947. He was educated at Newington College (1947–1955), commencing as a preparatory school student in Wyvern House, and the University of Sydney.
Baxt was a partner of the Australian commercial law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. He initially joined Freehills as a solicitor in 1965 before entering academia. From 1980–1988, he was dean of the Monash University Faculty of Law. From 1991–2004, he was a partner at Allens Arthur Robinson. He rejoined Freehills in January 2005 and became an emeritus partner.
Baxt was involved in a number of Australian legal publications. He was the founder and then general editor of the Company and Securities Law Journal as well as the Australian Business Law Review. He was also editor of the monthly newsletter on corporate regulation, The Baxt Report. In his time as an academic, he was also an editor of the Monash University Law Review.
- Who's Who in Australia (Crown Content Melb, 2007) pp 217: Baxt, Robert "Bob" (1938 – )
- Former Trade Practices Commission Chief Bob Baxt Dies Aged 79
- Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp11
- Herbert Smith Freehills – Bob Baxt
- Freehills – Article – Bob Baxt AO moves to Freehills
- Monash Law Review Archived 21 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
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