Senior Associate/Special Counsel – Banking & Finance


About the job

  • Broaden your experience with a rapidly growing Banking & Finance 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  • A true meritocracy model – be promoted by your contribution and not held back by outdated structures.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

We have a unique opportunity for a dynamic candidate to join our impressive and highly regarded Sydney Banking & Finance team working predominantly with partners, Adam Fuller and Ben Burney. You will be a part of a sub team of 15 lawyers, at various levels, working on a range of interesting work including:

  • linked bilateral, club and syndicated financings;
  • senior/mezzanine finance and related intercreditor arrangements;
  • debt advisory and tenders (including pre-mandate documentation, terms sheets and commitment letters);
  • IPO financings;
  • construction and development finance; and
  • acquisition finance, strategic debt investments, debt restructurings and recapitalisations.

As a Senior Associate or Special Counsel, you will run deals from start to finish, operating autonomously with the support of your partners and team. You will mentor and lead juniors and work closely with other B&F SAs, SCs and Partners on progressing the team, clients and matters.

To succeed in this role, ideally you’ll have:

  • strong document drafting skills and technical ability;
  • strategic and critical thinking capabilities;
  • transactional management skills;
  • client focused mindset and a demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships; and
  • strong leadership skills to develop and mentor juniors.

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 or +61 2 9334 8363.

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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