Lawyer - Corporate/M&A/Capital Markets


Lawyer - Corporate

Our Corporate team in Sydney is experiencing ongoing and exciting growth. Working with David Wilkie and Kylie de Oliveira, this is an exceptional opportunity for a Corporate lawyer to join a supportive, solid and integrated team working on extremely high profile, major transactions that are market leading.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for advising global funds on the investment and divestment in all alternative assets classes, including Real Estate and Infrastructure. This work includes corporate advisory, public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures and foreign investment.

The role offers an opportunity to not just be a lawyer, but to be a trusted commercial and legal advisor to our top tier clients including Blackstone, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, JP Morgan and Invesco, each of which have instructed the team on numerous transactions over the past two years. With real career progression on offer and an unrivalled opportunity to work on the some of the largest and most complex corporate deals in the current market, there could not be a better time for a high performing and ambitious corporate lawyer to join the team.

You will have significant exposure to clients, playing a leading role on key aspects of transactions, including negotiations and drafting. You will also be an independent thinker, who is comfortable leading and mentoring junior lawyers and project managing matters through to completion. The successful candidate will work across many practice areas of Clayton Utz drawing on specialist skills including taxation, managed investment trust advice, competition, real estate, major projects, finance, debt capital markets, IT and IP.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Between 2-4 years experience across a range of corporate matters in a (preferably top tier) firm environment
  • A strong academic record
  • Self- motivated with a focus on commercial advice and an entrepreneurial flair
  • Curious and always asking the next question and having the next answer
  • The ability to drive matters forward
  • Ability to see the big picture but handle the detail
  • The ability to prioritise your time across a number of busy matters
  • A strong client service focus and work ethic; great resilience
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills - required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment
  • An ambitious and focused determination to take your career to the next level

About Clayton Utz's Corporate, M&A & Capital Markets team

Clayton Utz maintains a top-tier multi-disciplinary Corporate / M&A practice.

Acting for many of Australia's top 100 companies and leading multinationals, we provide corporate clients with the tools needed to manage all the issues that arise in a successful company.

Our clients' business is our business. Whether it's capital raising, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions or commercial contract negotiation, we offer leading edge expertise, second-to-none execution skills and commercial judgment born from years of experience in the Australian corporate environment.

About Clayton Utz

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 ph: 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.