Corporate & Commercial – Senior Associate/Special Counsel


  • Broaden your experience with a rapidly growing Corporate & Commercial Practice Group.
  • A true meritocracy model – be promoted by your contribution and not held back by outdated structures.
  • Flexible 3:2 work arrangements.
  • Generous leave policies including purchased, parental and performance reward leave.

About us

HWL Ebsworth is not your typical law firm. Our rapid rise to become the largest legal partnership in Australia shows that in our case, the differences are real. We deliver first class legal advice to our government and commercial clients in every State and Territory across Australia. Firm wide, we have over 270 Partners and 1700 people.

The Opportunity

Join our impressive and highly regarded Norwest Corporate practice working with partners Brendon Noney and Matthew Rowe. You will work on an interesting mix of private treaty M&A, general commercial advice, acting for franchisors, strategic advice and corporate governance work. This is an amazing opportunity to work on matters from government, publicly listed local and foreign companies through to medium, family, emerging businesses that makes up our prominent client base.


  • Private M&A (with a healthy mix of buy-side and sell-side mandates).
  • Advising on structuring and documenting a wide range of commercial arrangements.
  • Transactional and general commercial work for high profile franchisor clients and IP, Technology and Media clients.
  • Corporate governance and director duties advice.
  • Business set up, structuring, shareholder agreements and related documentation.

Skills and Experience

  • Corporate advisory experience (ie M&A, general corporate/commercial) from a reputable firm background.
  • Driven with great attitude to work and life.
  • Procurement, supply and distribution agreements.
  • PPSR experience preferred but not essential.
  • IP/IT experience preferred but not essential.
  • Franchisor work preferred but not essential.
  • Strategic and critical thinking capabilities.

What we offer

  • Unrivalled career pathways: Our unique meritocracy model proudly offers our staff career development, promoting talent based solely on merit. Our size, range of experience and competitive pricing model will provide you with everything you need to succeed. Unlike our competitors, our Solicitor to Partner ratio enables greater mentoring and client engagement. Our 180 day career forecasting sessions provide the platform to fast-track your progression.
  • Work-life balance: We offer flexible work arrangements to support your work-life balance.
  • Culture: Be part of a firm renowned for its friendly and down-to-earth culture.
  • Prestige: Join a firm consistently ranked at the forefront of the Australian legal market, where your work is recognised nationally.

How to apply

For a confidential discussion or to apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Laura Harrison on

Applicants must have full working rights in Australia and a valid practicing certificate to apply. HWL Ebsworth also strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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