Associate / Senior Associate, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

Your Role

Our Brisbane office has an opportunity for experienced Associates, or Senior Associates, to join our Corporate team.  The successful candidates will be key members of the team, getting the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients and advising on the most complex and largest deals in the market.

You'll have broad exposure to a range work across the Corporate team, and work closely with a number of Partners on different matters, with the opportunity to begin to specialise as you gain experience.

Our Team

With an emphasis on quality, innovation and timeliness, our Brisbane Corporate practice deliver highly successful outcomes in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for leading companies in Australia and around the world. We are consistently recognised as among the best in Australia and the Asia region, which is evidenced by our consistent strength in the M&A league tables year after year.

Our growing Brisbane Corporate practice is now looking for experienced Associates or Senior Associates to join our collaborative team. Working closely with the Partners and other legal experts in the Group, you'll get the opportunity to be involved in a range of work including:

  • Public M&A (takeovers and schemes)
  • Private M&A (business and share sales and acquisitions)
  • Equity Capital Markets (IPOs and secondary capital raisings)
  • Head Office & Governance (ASX Listing Rules, Corporations Act and directors' duties advice for our key clients)

Your day

As an Associate or Senior Associate in our Corporate team you will be a key member of the team focusing on the transactions described above.  Most transaction teams include a Partner, Senior Associate or Associate and one or more junior lawyers. 

You will often be the key contact for the client on these transactions. Your role will also involve the mentoring and developing the junior lawyers who will work with you on these transactions.

Your clients

The Brisbane Corporate team advises well known listed, and large unlisted, clients across a range of sectors including energy & resources, agribusiness, childcare, travel and infrastructure.

Our Brisbane Corporate team is a core part of Allens' national Corporate team, offering members the ability to work for Allens' national client base and to regularly work with lawyers from our offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We view this as a unique opportunity for you to gain exposure to a deeper variety of Corporate M&A and Capital Markets transactions  to accelerate and further develop your technical skills and experience.

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 Brisbane M&A and Capital Markets Team is expanding and looking for experienced Associates or Senior Associates who have 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 high performance at each career stage at Allens.

We are looking for Associates or Senior Associates who have experience in Corporate law, and are looking to join a top tier firm with international connections to take the next step in their career.

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

  • Demonstrated experience from a leading Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions / M&A and Capital Markets practice, ideally from a leading top tier, national or international firm, or;
  • 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 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.  

Work pattern

This is a permanent opportunity for Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets lawyers.

Allens supports flexible work practices and we are equally interested in speaking to lawyers looking for a flexible work arrangement.

We support a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is the norm. 

About Allens

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.

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 3 9613 8675.

If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.

Allens is always looking for top tier legal candidates, so if this opportunity isn't for you, have a look at our Careers page for more live vacancies.  

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