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Associate/Senior Associate - Corporate & Commercial Law

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.

A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

The opportunity

As our team continues to grow we are recruiting Corporate/Commercial lawyers to join us on our journey. We are seeking an Associate/Senior Associate level Corporate/Commercial lawyer with between 3 - 7 years post-admission experience to join the Sydney arm of our growing Corporate practice. You will be working alongside the Corporate Law team which provides clients with strategic top tier advice on international M&A, large corporate re-organisations and ASX Listings.

This role has great opportunities for progression for the right candidate with a clear path to promotion and hands on responsibility for clients with partner support as needed.

Your key responsibilities
  • Managing corporate and commercial transactions including direct client access
  • Drafting transaction documents (both international and domestic) for a mixture of M&A, group re-organisations and public markets work
  • Develop your career by receiving excellent mentoring from highly experienced lawyers and taking a hands-on approach to developing the juniors who will report to you
Skills and attributes for success
  • Experience working on private M&A transactions, public market transactions and/or cross border debt and equity restructures
  • Demonstrate strong technical skills
  • Natural relationship building and inter-personal skills
  • A detailed understanding of the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules, particularly around sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, debt and equity instruments, fundraising and capital management (share buy-backs, dividends and reductions of capital)
  • Excellent communication skills and keen attention to detail
Ideally, you'll also have
  • Experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer in an Australian or international top-tier, mid-tier, boutique law firm or BIG 4 legal practice
  • An appreciation of the ASX Listing Rules and international M&A

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensive Total Rewards package can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that's right for you. This includes;
  • a variety of flexible working and leave arrangements
  • personalised career development including coaching and support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so you can develop the skills you'll need to thrive in the future
  • a range of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career
About EY

At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career. Read more about Diversity and Inclusiveness at EY.

EY is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process for people with disability. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via [email protected] or phone +61 3 8650 7788.

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.

Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third-party provider.

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