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Job Title Associate - Banking & Finance
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Job Location Melbourne
Practice Group/Department Banking and Finance
Role Associate

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join Norton Rose Fulbright's leading Banking and Finance group in Melbourne. Working as part of a fast growing, collaborative and supportive team, you'll gain exposure to a diverse mix of high quality banking and finance matters in Australia and internationally, presenting an excellent career development opportunity.

Norton Rose Fulbright's Banking and Finance group includes some of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Australia. Clients include the major Australian and international banks, top tier corporates, entrepreneurs, investment banks, fund managers, private capital providers and professional trustees. Some examples of the work the team have been involved in recently include:

  • Advising AirTrunk, a hyperscale data centre operator, on all of its debt financings for the expansion of its data centre business in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, including on a $2.1 billion sustainability linked loan facility that leads the market globally for sustainability financings in the data centre industry.
  • Advising ESR, an international property fund manager, on its acquisition of Blackstone's Milestone logistics portfolio (the largest real estate investment globally this year) and the associated $2.2 billion debt financing.
  • Advising the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) in relation to its investment in lender warehouse facilities as part of its $15billion investment program via the Structured Finance Support Fund.

Broadly you will gain exposure to:

  • Corporate and acquisition finance
  • Real estate investment and development finance
  • Securitisation
  • Project and infrastructure financing
  • Private debt and special situations
  • Fund financing
  • Specialised finance such as receivables, trade, supply chain and asset based lending

We are looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience working on banking and finance transactions gained at a reputable national or international law firm, or in-house at a leading financial institution
  • Excellent written, drafting and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, commitment to quality and good work ethic
  • A respectful and collegiate attitude to colleagues and clients
  • 2-5 years post qualification experience

The successful candidate will need to be a collaborative, driven and focused individual. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with first class career development and training, genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work which underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities including through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click the 'Apply here' link below. To apply online please click the 'Apply here' link below. It is the policy of NRFA Group to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact Scott Baker on 02 9330 8578 or

If you are trans or gender diverse and would like a confidential discussion before applying, please contact Yvette Borradale (03) 8686 6003 or Scott Baker (02) 9330 8578.