Senior Associate – Corporate

Work Type: Permanent Full-time
Ref#: AD22-CORP-SA

Addisons has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our highly successful corporate team. This is a key mid-market M&A and corporate role involving public and private M&A and capital raisings, corporate restructures, debt and equity funding, strategic commercial negotiations, and corporate and governance advisory work.

The Addisons corporate team has high-quality Australian and international clients across various sectors. Our team is known for its top-tier performance, and we think this role would be particularly appealing to a senior lawyer looking to move from a larger firm to work more closely with long-term high quality clients . The role will involve close day-to-day client contact, as well as mentoring from experienced and dedicated partners.

Addisons was recently recognised as a top 20 law firm in Mergermarket’s Asia Pacific Advisory – Australasia H1 2022 legal advisor league table by deal count.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Drafting and negotiating transaction and other commercial documents
  • End-to-end management of M&A processes, including due diligence
  • Advising on Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules and Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act issues
  • Supporting and working with partners and junior lawyers in the team and across the firm in meeting clients’ objectives and deadlines
  • Supervision and training of junior lawyers
  • Undertaking business development activities both internally and externally

About you

To be considered for the role, you will need to have:

  • A minimum of approximately 5 years’ post qualification experience with a leading law firm or in a transactional in-house environment
  • Admission to practice as an Australian lawyer and a current practising certificate 
  • A strong academic record
  • Great client and commercial stakeholder and relationship management abilities
  • Demonstrated excellent organisational and prioritising skills to meet the demands of internal and external clients, as well as competing priorities
  • Solid drafting and writing skills
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail with well-developed analytical skills
  • Experience mentoring and developing staff
  • An ability to hit the ground running and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Working at Addisons

Addisons is committed to bringing out the best in our people. We invest in you to succeed through client exposure, high quality training and development and encouraging open communication between all levels. We attract the very best people with outstanding levels of talent, character and work ethic.

With a progressive Parental Leave policy, flexible working arrangements (including WFH) and a range of development programs and opportunities, at every career stage we offer you the opportunity to develop your legal, business and personal skills. We provide you the flexibility, support and guidance to achieve balance between work and family responsibilities, whilst also achieving your career aspirations.

We value each other and the culture we have created, with an inclusive, diverse and positive work environment.

About Addisons

Addisons delivers commercially sound legal solutions of the highest standard that help drive the business success of our Australian and international clients. Passionate and committed to ensuring our clients’ success, we excel in helping drive positive business outcomes with solutions underpinned by our longstanding specialist legal expertise.

Building and nurturing client relationships is in our DNA. Our immersion approach facilitates intimate understanding of the business, culture and operations of our clients so we can support them in strategic and commercial opportunities, in Australia and internationally, and in navigating market and regulatory challenges.

We’re proud to be a diverse group of leading experts who work together to ensure our clients’ needs are seamlessly managed. Our partners actively lead every client engagement proudly supported by our lawyers to ensure the ultimate levels of accountability and service.

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Application Form

To apply to the Addisons Graduate Program, please upload three PDF documents:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Academic Record / University Transcript

Applications can be uploaded from 1 July 2022.