Melissa Baxter
Melissa Baxter

Melissa Baxter

General Counsel

Australia and New Zealand


Summary Bio

Melissa has over 10 years of experience in corporate and commercial law, working for various firms throughout Australia. She is General Counsel for the business globally, providing practical and strategic legal advice. This helps us to continuously improve and explore new products and markets with confidence, so we continue to deliver value for our clients.

Before joining Partners in Performance, Melissa worked in M&A at a top tier Australian law firm.

Melissa believes it is essential for her and the wider team to provide clear and commercial advice to ensure Partners in Performance remains innovative and benefits from a ‘first mover’ advantage.


  • Contract Negotiation
  • Strategic Legal Advice
  • Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Business Transformation

Core Sectors

  • Corporate and Commercial Law


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Australian National University
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