Senior Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions - Oil & Gas / Energy & Resources (Perth)

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

Your Role

We are seeking a Senior Associate to join our Corporate team, with the role based out of the Perth office of Allens, with specific experience in Oil and Gas, Energy, and Resources.

This is a fantastic role for a projects focused M&A lawyer interested in working in a collaborative and high performing team, building relationships with large, listed clients and advising on complex and interesting transactions in the Perth and national market, in these sectors.

Our Team

The energy and resources industry is changing rapidly. At Allens, we are regularly sought out by major resources clients to assist them with large-scale projects and complex commercial transactions across the oil and gas, energy and mining sectors. We have been involved in the majority of oil and gas/LNG project in Australia, and are growing our hydrogen based practice.

We work with our clients in this sector across the entire spectrum of issues that arise, including: acquisitions, disposals and restructures; joint ventures; the full cycle of approvals for development of mineral and petroleum projects; advising on project operational and regulatory matters; land access and native title; agreements for supply of use of crucial infrastructure such as rail, port and water; gas and commodity sale agreements.

A snapshot of our recent matters includes:

  • Acquisition of Darwin LNG interest from ConocoPhillips
  • Acquisition of Shell QCLNG common infrastructure interest
  • Acquisition of interest in Gladstone LNG infrastructure
  • Wesfarmers/Kidman merger
  • Oil Search merger with Santos
  • Project work on Waitsia, and West Errugulla

Your day

As a Senior Associate in our Corporate practice, you'll get the benefit of spending part of your time working across our wider Corporate team (M&A and capital mergers) while specialising in Oil and Gas, Energy, and Resources, building relationships with key clients.

Your day will typically include advising on matters such as:

  • Acquisitions and divestments in the oil and gas, energy, and resources sectors including related infrastructure transactions
  • Joint ventures, JOAs, shareholders agreements and partnership structures
  • LNG project agreements such as tolling agreements in the context of M&A

Your clients

Our Perth 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 Brisbane, as well as our associate offices around the world in our Linklaters alliance. This provides an excellent opportunity for you 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 Perth Corporate team is expanding and looking for a 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 high performance at each career stage at Allens.

You'll be exposed to corporate legal work across the national Partnership while also developing a specialised skillset in energy and resources. This role will focus on relationships with clients, rather than purely transactional work and the potential for growth within the practice is enormous.

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

  • Experience working in the oil and gas, energy, and resources sector at a leading Australian practice or international firm.
  • Experience advising on  M&A transactions and/or project development.
  • An enthusiastic interest in the sector, a willingness to learn and a growth mindset.
  • An ability to effectively manage matters autonomously.
  • Experience mentoring and leading others.
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships with them.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks including across all our offices, as we work as an integrated team across jurisdictions.

Work pattern

This is a permanent, full time opportunity based in our Perth office.

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.

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 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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