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Job Title Senior Associate - M&A
Work Type Full Time
Job Location Melbourne
Practice Group/Department Corporate, M&A and Securities
Role Associate

Due to continued growth, Norton Rose Fulbright's Corporate practice is on the look-out for an ambitious and talented senior lawyer to join the thriving Melbourne team.

A full-service global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright operates in over 50 cities and works with the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions on all aspects of business law.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning practice, learn from some of Australia's leading Corporate lawyers and work on market shaping cross-border transactions.

What we do

The Melbourne Corporate Partners boast an exciting portfolio of clients and work across several sectors but is focussed largely on private and public M&A including private equity/venture capital, technology/TMT, renewables, infrastructure, retail and financial services. Some recent deals the team has worked on include:

  • Advising Vodafone Hutchison Australia on its $16.63 billion merger with TPG Corporation and listing the merged group on ASX.
  • Advising Shell on acquiring 49% of renewable energy project developer Esco Pacific. This was Shell's entry into the renewable energy market in Australia and an important step in the energy transition.
  • Advising General Motors on withdrawal of the Holden brand and sale of General Motors Financial Australia.

Who we are looking for

We want to speak with people who:

  • operate effectively in a dynamic and energetic team;
  • enjoy working with and mentoring junior lawyers;
  • are comfortable working directly with Partners; and
  • like to manage their own matters and take pride in developing strong relationships with their clients.

Your role in the team

All lawyers in the Melbourne Corporate team work across a range of cross border and domestic M&A transactions.

As a senior lawyer you will:

  • liaise directly with clients and proactively work to develop your own client & peer relationships;
  • assume a project management role on small and significant matters;
  • co-ordinate work streams between Partners and more junior lawyers; and
  • work for multiple Partners specialising in all areas of corporate law including private M&A, private equity/venture capital, ECM and public M&A.

The Partners are committed to providing genuine career development opportunities in a high performing environment.

The essentials

To be considered for this role, you must:

  • be a tenacious and collaborative person with an exceptional academic record;
  • have 4+ years PQE with experience in private M&A and ideally public M&A; and
  • take a commercial approach when providing legal advice and be experienced dealing with complex transactions.

You must also be an exceptional communicator and have proven excellent analytical, technical and drafting skills.

Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Why work with us?

The Melbourne Corporate team, and Norton Rose Fulbright more broadly, genuinely value building and growing strong and invested teams. We value quality, but are also pragmatic, inclusive and like to make work enjoyable.

We proudly strive to create a safe space for all kinds of people and all kinds of ideas with an absolute commitment to diversity and inclusion. All Norton Rose Fulbright employees can and are strongly encouraged to 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) year on year 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. We will provide adjustments for candidates with disabilities. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact