Associate/Senior Associate, Banking & Finance

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

Your Role

Our Brisbane office has an opportunity for an experienced Associate or Senior Associate to join our Banking & Finance Group.  The successful candidate will be a key member of the team, getting the opportunity to work with a broad range clients.

Our Team

Allens has one of the largest and most dynamic groups of banking specialists in the region, with dedicated lawyers advising lenders and borrowers throughout the region and globally.  We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market and we advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, as well as regularly acting for a large number of financial sponsors and corporate borrowers across a range of industries on their financing transactions.

You will be working with Partners Karla Fraser, Paul Brittain and David Couper who specialise in projects, property and corporate banking and finance transactions and leveraged and acquisition finance. The Brisbane team are ranked as First Tier in the Queensland market by Doyle's Guide.

As a member of our experienced and friendly team within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.

Your day

The range of services provided by the Banking and Finance Team is varied. We work across the full spectrum of financing transactions including project finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, securitisation and debt capital markets, asset finance and corporate and property finance.

Your role within the team could typically include advising our clients on the structure and documentation for their project, acquisition and leverage, property or general corporate financing arrangements.

We can provide you with genuine knowledge of the banking and finance industry and the people within it.

You will work closely with many parts of the firm (including the Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Resources and Private Equity groups), each with unique backgrounds and life experiences. Harnessing the many talents of our people helps us connect with our clients, solve complex problems, innovate and attract even more great people. We've long been committed to inclusion and diversity and we're proud that there isn't an 'Allens' type'.

Your clients

As a member of our Banking & Finance Team, you will have access to the firm's extensive client base to explore and develop new opportunities and deliver outstanding service. Our Brisbane Team is a core part of Allens' national Banking and Finance practice, offering lawyers the ability to work for Allens' national client base. We view this as a unique opportunity for you to gain exposure to a deeper variety of financing transactions to accelerate and further develop your technical skills and experience on financing transactions.   

Our Brisbane office's core client base is comprised of Australian major banks and international banks, the State Government, The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) and a number of GOCs, as well as private and listed corporates. 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 Banking & Finance Team is looking for an experienced Associate or Senior Associate who has 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 at Allens looks like.

We 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

  • Experience working in a Banking & Finance Team, ideally at a well-regarded top tier firm, international firm or boutique firm with a moderate level of exposure to acquisition and leverage finance transactions.  Experience in an in-house legal team is also highly regarded.
  • A strong academic background.
  • An ability to effectively manage matters.
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as a Banking & Finance Lawyer and leader.
  • A strong team ethic.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.

Work pattern

We are ideally looking for a full-time lawyer, however support flexibility and would therefore be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you.

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 for almost 200 years, 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. We offer clients and our people a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters.

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?

Please submit your resume online or contact Thomas Wigglesworth, Senior Recruitment Consultant, for a confidential discussion on +61 449 539 834. 

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.

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