Lawyer – Associate/Senior Associate – M&A – Energy & Resources

Location: Sydney/Melbourne

Our client, a top-tier international law firm known for its exceptional service and expertise in the legal industry, is seeking a talented and experienced M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) – Energy & Resources Senior Associate/Associate to join their team in either Sydney or Melbourne.

This pivotal role offers the opportunity to work on high-profile transactions within the energy and resources sector, providing an ideal platform for a driven and accomplished legal professional. The successful candidate will play a key role in steering complex M&A deals, offering strategic legal advice, and contributing significantly to the growth and success of our firm in this specialised field.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Deal Management: Lead and manage complex M&A transactions in the energy and resources sector. This involves coordinating with various stakeholders, negotiating terms, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  2. Client Advisory: Provide strategic legal advice to clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions. This includes assessing risks, structuring deals, and advising on regulatory matters.
  3. Due Diligence: Conduct comprehensive due diligence processes, including reviewing and analysing documents, assessing risks, and preparing due diligence reports.
  4. Document Drafting and Review: Draft and review transaction documents such as sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, and other legal documents pertinent to M&A activities.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all transactions comply with local and international laws and regulations, particularly in the energy and resources sector. This includes understanding environmental laws, mining regulations, and energy policies.
  6. Team Collaboration: Work closely with other associates, partners, and cross-functional teams within the firm, and coordinate with external advisors as necessary.
  7. Business Development: Participate in business development activities, including building client relationships, attending industry events, and contributing to the firm’s growth in the energy and resources sector.

Key Requirements:

  1. Qualifications: A legal degree with strong academic credentials. Admission to practice law in Australia, preferably in Queensland or New South Wales.
  2. Experience: Several years of experience in M&A, with a focus on the energy and resources sector. Experience in a top-tier law firm is highly desirable.
  3. Skillset: Strong analytical, negotiation, and communication skills. Ability to handle complex legal issues and provide practical solutions.
  4. Industry Knowledge: Deep understanding of the energy and resources sector, including key market trends, regulatory frameworks, and business challenges.
  5. Personal Attributes: Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to work under pressure, and a strong team player.
  6. Client Management: Proven track record in managing client relationships and delivering high-quality legal services.

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Job Type: Private Practice
Job Location: Melbourne Sydney

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