Lawyer/Senior Lawyer - Corporate

The firm

This Australian law firm is known for having a powerhouse Corporate practice that's one of the most highly regarded in the market.

They are looking for someone with 2-6 PQE, that has aspirations to join a truly top banding team.

The team
Their award winning M&A group provides innovative solutions and project management for all aspects of both large-scale and smaller value corporate transactions and advises on a range of related corporate issues.

Some representative work includes:

  • KKR on the proposed acquisition of a 55% interest in Colonial First State (CFS) and establishment of a joint venture with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with the transaction valuing CFS at $3.4 billion.
  • Cleanaway on its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of Suez's Australian business.
  • L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, on the sale of iconic Australian brand, RM Williams to Andrew Forrest's private investment group Tattarang.
  • PowAR consortium (QIC, Future Fund, AGL) on its $3 billion proposed acquisition of Tilt Renewables by scheme of arrangement.
  • Adamantem Capital on the acquisition of the Spotless commercial laundries business from Downer and the subsequent establishment of a joint venture between Adamantem Capital and Downer in respect of the business.
  • DuluxGroup's $4.2 billion acquisition by Nippon Paint by scheme of arrangement
  • BGH Capital's $2.1 billion acquisition of Navitas by scheme of arrangement
  • IPOs for Pepper Group, Australian Clinical Labs, CleanSpace, Cashrewards, Adore Beauty and Damstra Technology

The Role
You will work closely alongside a number of award winning Partners and will have a close relationship with one as a mentor.

As the successful candidate you should be able to demonstrate a desire, and the capacity, to work on high profile and technically challenging transactions.

In addition, you will have:

  • 2+ years' experience with strong exposure to Corporate advisory
  • Strong drafting and advice writing skills
  • Superior technical knowledge and an interest in Australian securities laws and takeovers regulation
  • The ability to work effectively with clients
  • The ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • A desire to develop and progress quickly

The benefits
The role will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Work alongside some of Australia's leading M&A partners in one of the truly premier practices in the country on a broad mix of high profile transactions.
  • Having this experience will significantly open door for you down the track, whether it's a move inhouse or overseas.
  • Be part of a friendly and high performing team in a fast paced and supportive environment.
  • Be remunerated at the top end of the market.

If you'd like to have a confidential chat to find out more, contact me at 02 9236 9077 or

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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