Energy & Resources - Associate

  • Location

    Melbourne CBD, Victoria

  • Sector:

    Law Firms

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    AU$115000 - AU$135000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Geoff Denton

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


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Our client is a global law firm. Due to strong deal flow, the Melbourne office is looking for an Associate (2-4PQE) to join their energy & resources team.

The team

The energy & resources team is led by a three partner practice in Melbourne. Associates within the team work across all three partners, ensuring varied and consistent work, and development, is available. They work across the full range of energy & resources matters including water, renewables and oil & gas.

The role

The energy and resources industry is changing rapidly.

The role will see you working with major resources clients to assist them with large-scale projects and complex commercial transactions across the oil and gas and mining sectors.

You will be working on private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, gas transport and gas supply agreement; minerals and petroleum exploration and production; and on issues relating to climate change, native title and water resources.

About you

You will have specific experience and interest on the energy and resources industry. Ideally, you will have worked in the corporate practice of a well-regarded practice for at least two years.

Working with leading energy and resources specialists, you will use your experience and expertise in this sector to represent successfully the interests of mining companies and oil and gas companies (from global majors to mid-caps), in their various capacities including as joint venture participants and joint venture operators, buyers or sellers of gas, electricity, or other commodities such as iron ore and coal, or as buyers and sellers of various mining and oil and gas assets and projects.

Remuneration and benefits

Should you be successful, you should anticipate to receive a salary of around $115-130k (depending on experience).

In addition to this, some of the benefits provided include:

  • Novated lease options
  • Discounted heath insurance and travel insurance
  • Gym membership
  • Priority access to childcare
  • Flexible leave options
  • Learning and development programs
  • Study leave and support
  • Secondment opportunities
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave and temporary break from billable expectations upon returning to work
  • Pro bono, charity and community activities


If you could see yourself in this position, or would like to learn more about it, please apply or get in touch with Geoff Denton ( Geoff is a former lawyer, experienced consultant and leads our Melbourne business.

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