Senior Associate/Special Counsel – Corporate & Commercial


  • Be part of a leading national ECM and M&A team that has consistently ranked amongst the top law firms on Australian deal tables.
  • A true meritocracy model – be promoted by your contribution and not held back by outdated structures.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 Lawyers is Australia’s largest and fastest growing legal partnership, with offices in every state and territory in Australia. Our Melbourne Insurance Practice Group comprises of 7 partners 25 solicitors and 6 PAs across a number of speciality areas and is part of a national firm of over 280 partners and over 1700 staff.

The Opportunity

We have a unique opportunity for a candidate to join our impressive and highly regarded Sydney Corporate practice working with Partner Grant Hummel and team. As part of the team you will work on an interesting mix of equity capital markets, public M&A, private treaty M&A, strategic advice & corporate governance work. This is an amazing opportunity to work on top tier matters and collaborate with our prominent client base.


Specific accountabilities for this role include:

  • Equity capital markets transactions, including IPO and ASX listings, secondary raisings as well as private rounds;
  • private and public M&A, including sale of business, share purchase agreements and schemes of arrangements;
  • corporate governance and director duties advice;
  • business set up, structuring, shareholder agreements and related documentation; and
  • work in collaboration with International Clients in relation to Australian transactions.

To be successful in this role, you might have:

  • 5-10 years PAE.
  • Experience in ECM & M&A.
  • Strategic and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Strong leadership skills to assist in developing our junior cohort.

Our 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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