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

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

Norton Rose Fulbright's Sydney Banking and Finance group includes some of Australia's leading banking and finance lawyers. The team works on a variety of transactions ranging from property finance, acquisition finance, structured finance and project finance, to debt capital markets, securitisation, derivatives, asset and equipment financing, general corporate banking and financial restructuring. Clients include the major Australian, Asian, European and US banks and finance houses, ASX Top 100 corporates, investment banks, fund managers and professional trustees. The broader team works across a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure and natural resources, transport, technology and consumer markets. As part of the global Norton Rose Fulbright network, many of the transactions have cross-border elements, involving a high level of collaboration with Norton Rose Fulbright colleagues in North America, the UK, Europe and Asia.

Some recent examples of matters that the group has worked on include:

  • Advising one of Australia's largest banks global on its transition from LIBOR.
  • Advising one of Australia's largest property development and asset management businesses on a $1bn acquisition facility
  • Advising a syndicate of Australian lenders in relation to corporate financing facilities provided to a marketing leading online travel business, including advising through the various disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advising a syndicate of US and international banks and lenders on Term Loan B and asset based lending facilities in connection with the acquisition of Sensis.

This is a terrific opportunity for an Associate seeking personal and career development within a genuinely global firm. This presents numerous options to learn under some of the best and broaden and specialise skills sets in a variety banking and finance practice areas, and across a variety of sectors.

The key requirements for this role are as follows:

  • Demonstrated experience working on banking and finance transactions gained at a reputable national or international law firm, or in-house at a leading corporate or financial institution
  • The ability to work independently and also as a part of a team with multiple partners and senior practitioners within the group
  • Strong academic results
  • 2+ years post qualification experience
  • A keen willingness to learn and grow

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.