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Job Title Associate - M&A/E&R
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Job Location Brisbane
Practice Group/Department Corporate, M&A and Securities
Role Associate

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers operating from 58 offices worldwide in Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Americas and Central Asia.

Our Corporate/M&A team is a full service practice advising on M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, disposals, equity capital markets, W&I insurance, governance, franchising, general commercial and corporate advisory matters as well as advising across the life cycle of natural resources projects and all elements relating to regulated infrastructure. Working across 3 of our corporate partners in Brisbane, this is an exciting opportunity for an Associate to join a close knit, and highly collaborative team. You will work on a broad variety of complex matters, with an enviable list of high profile clients.

Examples of some of the matters the group has worked on recently include:

  • Acting for Loan Market Group in relation to the acquisition of NAB's mortgage aggregation business
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs and Blue Sky joint venture in relation to the sale of the Atira student accommodation portfolio
  • Acting for Anglo American Coal on mining lease expansion issues, native title matters and above rail contracts
  • Acting for Multicom on the development of a high grade Vanadium mine
  • Acting for Shell QGC on the sale of an interest in its mid-stream LNG assets and on a range of native title and cultural heritage matters
  • Acting for QCoal on a range of development and operational matters and acquisition of the Bounty mine
  • Acting for Arrow Energy on a variety of contracting and land access matters.


  • Advising a variety of clients across a broad range of sectors including consumer markets, technology, financial services, tourism and leisure, mining, oil and gas, renewables and power
  • Advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings, rail and port infrastructure access and pricing, native title, international expansion and market entry, franchising and commercial law
  • Due diligence and drafting documents for complex commercial transactions
  • Actively participate in business development and marketing initiatives


  • 2+ years' PQE gained within a corporate and commercial practice in an international or top tier law firm
  • A strong desire to work on high profile, complex transactions.
  • Excellent analytical, drafting and communication skills
  • Exceptional client liaison skills and acute commercial acumen are considered essential

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with a strong work ethic and a collaborative attitude. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will becommensurate 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' button 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, Senior Manager - Talent Engagement on +61 2 9330 8578.

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