Our Chambers Band 1 Corporate M&A and Capital Markets practice is expanding and we are recruiting a high-calibre Associate or Senior Associate to join our Sydney team. This is a fantastic role for somebody looking to work in a collaborative and high performing environment, advising on the most complex and largest deals in the market.
Our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) / Capital Markets Team (MAC) is an integral part of the Allens broader Corporate Practice Group. We are pleased to have played a crucial role in the largest and most complex deals in Australia's corporate history. With an emphasis on quality, innovation and timeliness, we deliver highly successful outcomes in M&A for leading companies and financial sponsors in Australia and around the world, including:
- Public M&A (takeovers and schemes)
- Private M&A (business and share sales and acquisitions)
- Equity Capital Markets
- Private Equity
- Head Office & Governance
- Due Diligence
- General Corporate and Commercial
We are consistently recognised as among the best in Australia and the Asia region. This is evidenced by our consistent strength in the M&A league tables year after year. Our team operates nationally and works collaboratively and includes specialist MAC Partners and Lawyers, supported by Knowledge Management Lawyers, Business Development staff and Practice Assistants. You will also work closely with many parts of the firm (including Banking & Finance, Tax, Funds).
Our inclusion and diversity strategy ensures you are able to be your best self and do your best work at Allens. We are proud of our culture of genuine inclusion to support and celebrate our LGBTQ+ colleagues, the success of women in the firm, first nations people and people from all cultures. There is no 'Allens type'. There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. They help us expand our thinking. They help us grow.
The range of services provided by our market leading MAC legal team at Allens is fantastically varied. You will be involved in public and private M&A, equity capital markets and corporate advisory and governance work. You will have the opportunity to work across all of these practice areas as you develop your career. In addition, you will gain exposure across a broad range of sectors including mining, infrastructure, energy, financial services, health, media, technology and retail.
Ranked as a band-1 practice by Chambers Global, you will deliver highly successful outcomes in M&A for leading companies and financial sponsors in Australia and around the world. As a member of our MAC Team, you will also have access to the firm's extensive client base to explore and develop new opportunities and deliver outstanding service. Our team is committed to delivering exceptional client care – if we spot an issue we raise it; if we spot an opportunity we let our clients know.
Your career trajectory
Our MAC practice is expanding and we're looking for an Associate or Senior Associate with the desire to learn and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of what high performance at each career stage as a lawyer at Allens looks like.
You'll have the opportunity to steer your career in a number of different directions. The Corporate team at Allens covers areas such as private equity, infrastructure, capital markets, and energy and resources.
We also recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.
What you'll bring
- 3 – 7 years' experience with a leading Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions / M&A and Capital Markets practice, ideally from a leading top tier, national or international firm.
- An ability to effectively manage smaller matters and elements of larger matters.
- A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, article writing, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
- A desire and ability to grow, both as a Corporate MAC lawyer and as a leader.
- A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
- An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
- A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
This is a permanent opportunity for a Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions / M&A and Capital Markets lawyer.
Allens supports flexible work practices and we are interested in speaking to lawyers wanting to work either full or part time.
We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home is part of the norm.
Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.
From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.
Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.
There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our culture and performance is enriched by our differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.
What we'll offer
You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders.
At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way.
You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.
Are you ready to begin?
We prefer to hear from you directly.
Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Thomas Wigglesworth, Senior Resourcing consultant, or contact Thomas for a confidential discussion on + 61 449 539 834.
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