Senior Associate (7+ years PQE) - TMT

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Job Type:Full Time

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a mid-to-senior Senior Associate to join Clayton Utz's rapidly expanding technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) transactions practice. This is a full-time role based in the firm's Sydney office. You will directly support Ken Saurajen, a market-leading technology partner with a formidable reputation, built over 20 years, for the design and successful execution of some of Australia’s and the Asia Pacific region’s most difficult and unorthodox software, technology, commercial IP and telecommunications transactions. You will also work with Walid Sukari, a partner with a fast-growing reputation in complex information technology, media, and telecommunications projects.

We are a driven, dynamic team with a rich and diverse practice across both private and public sectors and a shared vision of shaping Australia’s future business, industry and consumer landscape through our approach to transformative IT projects and revolutionary thinking.

Cultural alignment is key. The optimal candidate for this role will be an energetic self-starter who shares our team vision and will thrive in an egalitarian meritocracy. That person will also possess:

  • creativity, imagination and the capacity for unconventional problem-solving;
  • exceptional technical skills derived from first-tier experience;
  • superior written and verbal expression skills and an aptitude for reshaping and expressing complex concepts in a concise way; and
  • a naturally collegiate mindset which prioritises respect for peers.

Skills & Experience

The nature of the tasks to be performed in this role will suit a candidate with at least 7-10 years post-qualification experience, a transactional background, a willingness to nurture the development of more junior lawyers and exposure to procurement in the financial services sector.

Our TMT Practice

The telecommunications, media and technology industries are characterised by rapid regulatory and technological change. Working at the forefront of these developments with industry, regulators and policy-makers, our team has played an integral role in events which have redefined the media and telecommunications landscape of Australia. Our TMT team's strong track record is complemented by our ability to advise on all aspects of our clients' business including corporate and transactional issues in major mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions such as content arrangements and IT outsourcing and copyright and other commercial intellectual property issues. Our Australian and international based clients include major telecommunications companies, television and radio networks, content providers, private equity firms, banks (international and local), sporting bodies, film production companies, government agencies, regulators, online service providers, new media companies, media personalities and their agents, print and digital publishers, and IT software and equipment suppliers and their users.
For further information, please visit our Telecommunications, Media and Technology showcase page on LinkedIn.

How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Consultant Contact Details

Camilla Baker, (02) 9353 4605

Accessibility and Inclusion

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