Corporate & Commercial – M&A – Associate/Senior Associate

23 February 2022

Sydney | Full Time

  • Be part of the 4th ranked national M&A team that completed 96 deals in 2021
  • Broaden your experience with one of the largest C&C organizations legal groups in Australia
  • Benefit from close interaction with partners and partnership track mentoring.
  • Flexible work arrangements including remote working.

About us

HWL Ebsworth is Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, with offices in every state and territory in Australia.¬†Our Sydney Corporate & Commercial Practice Group comprises of 80 Partners and Staff across a number of speciality areas and is part of a National group of 260+ Partners and staff.

We are proud to offer our staff unrivalled career development opportunities and you will be encouraged to take ownership of the direction and pace of your career. We promote and reward talent based solely on merit, which allows all team members to reach their potential and we are committed to providing an environment that supports and encourages all team members to progress. The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where building relationships and high performance are celebrated and rewarded.

HWL Ebsworth is committed to supporting flexible working arrangements for our employees to assist them in balancing their professional and personal commitments. To support this, the firm offers a flexible working arrangement whereby professional staff members can elect to work a portion of their week remotely.

The Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity for a dynamic candidate looking for advancement opportunities to join our impressive and highly regarded Sydney Corporate practice working with Partner Maria Townsend and her team. As part of a close-knit team you will work on an interesting and broad mix of private M&A specialising in the Automotive Industry, General Commercial and Corporate advisory. This is an amazing opportunity to take your career to the next level and beyond, by working on high value matters with an industry leading team and prominent client base which includes large privately held corporate groups and public companies.

Scope of role

The successful candidate will be engaged in:

  • Direct client access and close collaboration with Partners
  • Supervision and mentoring of junior solicitors
  • Private M&A including drafting and negotiation of Business Sale Agreements, Share Sale Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Loan and Security agreements and other transactional documents.
  • Advisory work including corporate governance and director duties advice as well as general commercial contract reviews and reviews and advice on automotive franchise and agency agreements

Skills and Experience required for this role include the following:

Specific skills and experience for this role include:

  • 3-4 years PAE plus
  • Experience in general commercial and M & A work with good drafting skills and attention to detail
  • Property transaction and commercial lease experience would be well regarded but not essential
  • Ability to balance legal and commercial considerations in negotiations and drafting
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to deal with clients and other parties
  • Desire to develop leadership skills to assist in developing our junior cohort
  • A ‘can do’ approach
  • Team player

How to apply

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Steve Lalic on slalic@hwle.com.au or 0411 047 054.

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia to apply.

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