Senior Lawyer / Associate (5-8 PQE) - Corporate/M&A/ECM

Job Type:Full Time
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The role and team

Our Sydney Equity Capital Markets team is experiencing ongoing and exciting growth, as they continue to act for many of Australia's top 100 companies and leading multinationals. Working with our National Head of Equity Capital Markets (ECM), Stuart Byrne, this is an exceptional opportunity for a Senior Lawyer / Associate to join a close-knit, solid and highly successful team.

As the successful candidate, you will play a leading role on key aspects of large and high-profile transactions. This will include advising companies, funds and major investment banks across the full spectrum of unlisted and listed fund raising transactions on initial public offerings/IPOs and follow-on capital raisings, including rights issues, accelerated renounceable and non-renounceable entitlement offers, placements, share purchase plans and dividend reinvestment plans. The team also regularly work with foreign investors, applying a fine-tuned understanding of their capital raisings needs in or from Australia.

As a senior member of the team, you will have significant exposure to clients and directly manage client relationships. You will be an independent thinker who is comfortable leading, managing and mentoring more junior members of this dynamic team.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 5 - 8 years' post-qualified experience in a (preferably top-tier) firm environment within an ECM/corporate practice (experience working on hybrid or debt capital raisings is a plus)
  • An in-depth understanding of corporate governance, continuous disclosure, executive and employee incentive plans, and on mergers and acquisitions.
  • The ability to prioritise your time across a number of busy matters, and drive matters forward.
  • A strong client service focus and work ethic; great resilience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills - required for building and directly maintaining client relationships
  • Self- motivation with a commercial focus and an entrepreneurial flair
  • The ability to lead, manage, mentor and motivate a team.
  • Ability to see the big picture but handle the detail

**The firm

As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?

To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Rose Bundrock on 03 9286 6682 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.

Accessibility and Inclusion

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