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Job Title Associate - Funds
Work Type Full Time
Job Location Sydney
Practice Group/Department
Role Senior 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 3,700 lawyers operating from more than 50 cities worldwide including Sydney, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Singapore and Johannesburg.

We're seeking an Associate with solid experience in investment funds to join our growing Sydney funds team, working with the national lead partner of the funds practice. Our investment funds clients are truly global and you will regularly work on matters with your counterparts in other regions across the NRF global network. Work highlights for the funds team have included:

  • Advising a big 4 Australian bank on the acquisition of a $250m interest in an Australian infrastructure fund
  • Advising a top 10 global asset manager on the establishment of $2bn and $5bn fund-of-ones investing in alternative risk investment management strategies
  • Advising on the restructuring of holding trusts for an Australian renewable energy project
  • Advising a large Australian superannuation fund on the establishment of an Australian domiciled fund of one for investment in European real estate assets and subsequent transition to Luxembourg
  • Advising a leading Canadian asset manager on its $10 million investment into an unlisted Australian REIT, including FIRB requirements and the terms of investment

You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the strategic development and growth of the funds practice and business development planning, with the support of a talented group of associates.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer who is seeking personal and career development within a truly global firm. After joining Norton Rose Fulbright, you will enter into our International Academy, an award-winning, internationally-integrated career development programme that you will follow throughout your working life at the firm. The International Academy is designed to prepare you for each step in your legal career and there are clear opportunities in the funds team to progress your career.

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:


  • Work across a range of funds formation and transactional work, including cross border investments
  • Transaction support on deals focussing on real assets sectors including PE, energy/renewables, debt, real estate and infrastructure
  • Provide high quality advice to a broad range of blue-chip global and domestic asset management clients
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Mentor junior lawyers in theteam
  • Assist with business development and the strategic development of the practice


  • 2+ years PQE with experience within funds at a leading firm
  • Excellent analytical, technical and drafting skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Outstanding academics

The successful candidate will need to be an engaging, and highly motivated individual with exceptional academic achievements. 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, National Resourcing Manager on +61 2 9330 8578.

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.