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Steven and Trent were born with inquisitive minds. After 20 years serving as corporate lawyers, they asked themselves why they should still follow the antiquated processes of traditional law firms.

The answer was, they shouldn’t.



Steven Humphries


Steven is an M&A specialist of more than 20 years’ experience. He brings industry-leading expertise to all stages of corporate transactions, from pre-deal structuring and strategy, to due diligence, negotiation, execution and post-closing restructuring.

Other areas of specialisation include securities law and capital-raising, private equity, joint ventures, corporate governance and foreign investment matters. He is always on the lookout for ways to incorporate new technologies into deal execution and collaboration for the benefit of clients and the team.

Away from Walter Baden he has a number of board and advisory roles, loves his time with family and friends, and is passionate about history and various outdoor pursuits.

Email Steve
+61 2 8328 1898

Trent Le Breton


Trent has over 18 years’ experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and general corporate law. He has a special interest in technology and its application to the practice of law and enjoys developing new approaches to transactional services to deliver a more valuable service to his clients. It is this mindset that led him to co-found Walter Baden.

Trent provides commercially astute advice on the sale and divestiture of businesses and other corporate transactions, including initial public offerings and secondary and exempt offers for start-ups and private companies. Clients also seek Trent’s advice on general corporate matters, including contract preparation and negotiation.

Outside of his legal life, Trent enjoys spending time with his wife and has a love of photography, music, food, skiing, and the outdoors.

Email Trent
+61 2 8328 1889

Kien Ng

Special Counsel

Kien specialises in negotiated mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory law.  

A senior and highly respected member of the Walter Baden team, Kien is known as a legal technician with a passion for documenting and closing complex transactions.  

Hbrings a meticulous approach to all stages of the deals he works onincluding when managing large-scale due diligence and other projects. 

Outside of work, you will most likely find Kien engaging in highintensity workouts to offset his love of gourmet food and wine. 


Email Kien
+61 2 8328 1883

Kaj Scholte


Kaj joined Walter Baden to pursue his specialisation in corporate law, focussing on mergers and acquisitions and fundraising. He also brings commercial law skills to the firm’s service mix. 

Kaj has a history in retail management, importing and wholesaling businesses. Combined with his Bachelor of Laws with first class honours, this background gives Kaj a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of business drivers – skills he now applies in due diligence and commercial drafting briefs. 

Away from work Kaj enjoys spending time with his family, back-country skiing, and competing in long-distance triathlon. 


Email Kaj
+61 2 8328 1899