Baker & McKenzie has hired a finance partner in Melbourne.

Martin Irwin, formerly a partner at Herbert Geer, specializes in project finance, including public-private partnerships and energy and resources projects. He also acts for clients on acquisition finance and trade finance matters.

He joined Herbert Geer as a partner in 2009 from the firm now known as Allens, which he joined as an associate in 2001. Irwin was also previously an associate at the former Blake Dawson.

Baker & McKenzie has about 50 lawyers in its Melbourne office, including 19 partners, according to the firm’s website. The firm has around 3,800 lawyers in 73 offices worldwide.