Associate/Senior Associate - Corporate / Commercial Lawyer - Sydney/Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EY has established legal practices throughout most major centers across the globe. In Australia, Law is a fast growing practice. That means opportunities for our people every day - and a need for talented, ambitious professionals to join us now and fuel our growth tomorrow.

The opportunity

The team continues to grow and we are now recruiting corporate/commercial lawyers to join us on our journey. We are seeking an associate level corporate/commercial lawyer with between 3 - 10 years post-admission experience to join the Sydney arm of our growing corporate practice. You will be working alongside the Corporate Law team which operates as an international law firm. This role has great opportunities for progression for the right candidate.

Your key responsibilities
  • Managing corporate and commercial transactions
  • Drafting transaction documents (both international and domestic) for a mixture of M&A, group re-organisations and public markets work
  • Develop your career by receiving excellent mentoring from highly experienced lawyers and taking a hands on approach to developing the juniors who will report to you.
Skills and attributes for success
  • The ideal candidate will be commercially astute
  • Demonstrate strong technical skills
  • Natural relationship building and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and keen attention to detail
  • A positive approach and a can do attitude

To qualify for the role you must have the following
  • Experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer in an Australian top-tier, mid-tier, boutique law firm or BIG 4 legal practice
  • Experience working on private M&A transactions, public market transactions and/or cross border debt and equity restructures
  • A detailed understanding of the corporations law, particularly around corporate governance, securities law, debt and equity instruments, fundraising, capital management (share buy-backs, dividends, reductions of capital)
  • An appreciation of the ASX Listing Rules
  • Solid client facing skills and strong commercial acumen
  • Experience in working as part of a team, with the ability to build effective internal and external relationships.
What we look for

In addition a willingness to co-ordinate and work together with the other teams of EY international is essential. EY is a global professional services firm and most of our work involves working together with various other professional teams in various locations.

About EY Law Practice

We are part of the expanding EY legal network which includes offices in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. EY Law has a truly global footprint, comprising over 1800 lawyers across 75 countries. Whether acting for a client in a single legal capacity or as part of a formal multi-service EY engagement, our direct access to EY's international network ensures clients receive an efficient, streamlined and cost effective service.

We work closely with our Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory colleagues, we draw on extensive experience beyond the borders of law to provide multidisciplinary services. Our Law network brings together legal specialists around the world and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate.

Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. With our commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our goal to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark.

Apply now.