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Associate Corporate & Commercial, M&A Lawyer

| Corporate & Commercial Law

Melbourne, VIC

120 — 155

About the job

  • High-end matters rather than commoditised work.
  • Clear career progression to Senior Associate.
  • Award-winning Corporate and Commercial team.

The Team

The Corporate and Commercial team and its members have received multiple accolades in the industry, including ‘Transaction Team of the Year’ and ‘Commercial Partner of the Year’, and recognition in Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and Best Lawyers International. Needless to say, this is a high-performing team with high-performing standards – and the ideal incumbent will come from a top-tier or highly regarded international firm, and have strong academics.

The Work

The team’s focus is on complex and high-end matters rather than commoditised work, which has led to a reputation for prestige rather than volume. Acting for a range of clients in Australia and overseas, you will have the opportunity to be involved in:

  • Public and private takeovers, takeover defences, and mergers by way of scheme of arrangement
  • Public and private capital raises, including IPOs and back-door ASX listings, venture capital and private equity fund establishments
  • Business and share acquisitions and disposals
  • Shareholder activism and board disputes
  • Corporate governance, and general commercial and corporate advice.

The Firm

This pre-eminent practice has the reputation and influence of a bigger firm, while having a close-knit culture that encourages collaboration across the team. The role is best suited to someone who has 3 – 5 years PAE, however, career progression is based on meritocracy rather than ‘post-admission experience’ and this position is a great opportunity for a young lawyer who is performing above their years’ experience, who is looking for an environment where they will be recognised and rewarded for the quality and value they bring to the team.

Salary: $120k – $155k


With over 10 years’ experience in Recruitment and a thorough knowledge of the Law Sector, I can guarantee that your application is in good hands. The market is small and confidentiality is key. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have or to discuss the options available in the market.