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Special Counsel / Senior Associate - Investment Management

K&L Gates Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/04/2017

Job Category:

Legal / Banking & Financial Services

Job description:
Special Counsel / Senior Associate - Investment Management

Opening Date06-Apr-2017

Closing Date22-Dec-2017

Job LocationSydney

GroupFinancial Services


Practice information

This vacancy sits within our Investment Management practice group. Our Sydney team regularly advises on a range of domestic and international financial products including retail funds, wholesale funds, private equity funds, offshore investment vehicles, infrastructure funds, hedge funds and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS).

What does the role involve?

We can offer you the opportunity to join a high performing team which often works on international and cross border matters. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to fulfil this position.

On a day to day basis you will have the chance to:

  • Work in a team-based environment, working collaboratively, with the partners and senior associates
  • Prepare transaction documents for investment management business acquisitions and disposals and major investment management outsourcing arrangements
  • Prepare investment fund formation documentation including constitutions and product disclosure statements
  • Prepare advices on corporate and financial services laws impacting investment managers in Australia
  • Assist global investment managers operating in the Australian market
  • Obtain offshore advice from other K&L Gates offices for Australian investment management clients with overseas operations, in particular in the US, UK, HK and Singapore
  • Assist investment management clients undergoing ASIC enforcement action and where significant regulatory breached have been identified
  • Assist investment management clients with business transformational projects

About you

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for likeminded individuals who in addition to possessing technical excellence are able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done.

We are looking for a lawyer with 6+ years' experience in a corporate/commercial practice area. Previous financial services experience, although not essential, would be beneficial. You should be practical and proactive in your approach in addition to demonstrating strong problem solving skills and work well in a team. A high level of client service is expected as are excellent organisation, written and oral communication skills. Candidates with career aspirations are encouraged as there is the opportunity for career progression.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

Initiatives include:

  • Structured mentoring program
  • Professional development programs
  • Strategic planning program for business development
  • Momentum Program for women and men who are taking a period of parental leave and wish to stay on career track
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for women and men
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance

About Us

K&L Gates has history as far back as founding firms 1858 in London, UK, 1883 in Seattle, USA and 1946 in Pittsburgh, USA. Merging in the mid 2000s to become the 11th largest Law Firm in the world and becoming K&L Gates as we know it today.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients. They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses. However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

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