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Senior Associate - Banking and Financial Services - Perth

Clayton Utz

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/12/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Banking & Financial Services

Job description:

As Australia’s leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.


We’re looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you’ve always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?


The Banking and Financial Services (BFS) Practice Group
Our Banking and Financial Services Practice Group is recognised by their ranking in the top tier of service providers in Australia.


We are at the forefront of industry innovation, regularly participating in government, industry committees and working groups to review the key legal issues. Our front end Banking Partners are regularly acknowledged as leaders in their field by independent legal directories such as IFLR 1000, Australian Financial Review Best Lawyers, Chambers Global and Asia Pacific Legal 500.


For further information, please visit our Banking and Financial Services showcase page on LinkedIn


The role
Working for Rohan Mishra, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our BFS team located in Perth on a 12 month maximum term contract to cover a period of parental leave. The team supports a variety of flexible working arrangements and would be open to the successful candidate working from home and on a part-time basis.


You will join a busy and collaborative team who act for both financiers and borrowers, advising on a range of structured finance matters across a number of industry sectors. The clients you will work with are top-tier, a combination of major domestic and international banks and funds, as well as large domestic and offshore corporates.  The role will also include some restructuring work as well as direct client interface.


Skills & Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 2-5 years' experience as a Senior Associate at a market leading Australian (or overseas, English common law jurisdiction) law firm
  • Experience in project finance, corporate finance, property finance, restructuring and have worked for both financiers and borrowers.
  • Strong technical skills and ability to drive transactions
  • A proactive working style, willing to work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience supervising junior lawyers.

In addition to this, we're looking for a resilient, self-starter. Someone who is able to work autonomously and is focused on attention to detail and providing an outstanding service to their clients.


Why Clayton Utz?
As part of this innovative team you will be working with major national and government clients, all the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you’ll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.


Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.


Go on, challenge your expectations.


How to apply?

To submit your interest in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact Kate King on  03 9286 6752 for more information.


For more information on Clayton Utz, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn here 

Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements.