Senior Associate 3-4 years- Banking & Financial Services

Clayton UtzSydney

Job Type:Full Time
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The role and responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Senior Associate to join Clayton Utz's renowned Banking & Finance practice. This is a full-time role based in the firm's Sydney office and will report to Narelle Smythe. In this role you will act for clients in a range of financial services regulation, investigations and enforcement, and privacy matters.

The quality, depth and expertise of our Banking and Finance team are recognised by their ranking in the top tier of service providers in Australia

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will have

  • 5-8 years post qualification
  • Broad range of banking skills and regulatory experience
  • Strong client-facing capability
  • Experience supervising junior lawyers
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate with impact to both internal and external clients and staff
  • A team player with strong time and project management skills

Additionally, 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 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 and collaborative working.

The Banking & Financial Services team

The Clayton Utz Banking and Financial Services group is one of the premier teams in the Australian market and covers all of the most important areas of banking & finance, including financial services regulation, corporate, property, leveraged, structured and project finance as well as securitisation and capital markets.

The quality, depth and expertise of our team is evidenced by the list of clients we serve including local and international banks and numerous financial institutions. proven track record acting on some of Australia’s most significant and complex banking and financial services transactions and our deal sheet is second to none. The team provides advice that is technically correct, pragmatic and strategically oriented towards our clients' business objectives.

For further information, please visit our Banking & Finance showcase page on our website and LinkedIn.

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?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Camilla Baker on 02 9353 4605 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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Agency submissions

Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees - this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.