Corporate Lawyer - K&L Gates

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Closing On: Friday, 18th October 2019
Category: Legal
Location: VIC
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Young Lawyer

Job Description:

An opportunity to work directly with Partner, Caroline Carnegie is on offer for a skilled mid-level corporate lawyer with ambition to be cultivated by a well-regarded Corporate/ M&A leader. Residing within an M&A practice of four Partners and lawyers across varied levels, in our Melbourne office, you should have at least three years experience within a general corporate practice servicing in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, contract preparation and negotiation, asset sales and other transactional advice, across a broad variety of industry sectors.

In addition to a vast range of mergers and acquisitions work, Caroline's practice encompasses advice on distribution and logistics arrangements, corporate governance and general commercial work, together with sports law.

What does the role involve?


This role will be a key resource for Caroline on a day to day basis, where you'll have the chance to:

act for international and domestic clients from a variety of different industries
advise on a range of corporate and commercial matters including Mergers and Acquisitions, disposals. distribution and logistics arrangements and asset sales
participate in business development and client relationship activities
access and work with our global network of lawyers and resources
contribute to the firm's learning and development programs in your area of specialty.

About you


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

To be successful in this role you will ideally have 4 - 5 years post qualification experience in the Corporate/M&A practice area working in a similar firm on similar matters.

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.

The successful applicant will have exceptional technical abilities and be commercially minded.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality we thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces our diversity and takes a holistic approach to career development in a rewarding role.

In addition you can expect a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including

Social events – social club and sporting teams
Fortnightly Friday night drinks
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 regardless of gender
Flexible working options
Salary continuance insurance

Do you like what you see?


Please apply via our Careers page at

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at

For more information about K&L Gates please see our website

Referrals from agencies not accepted at this time.

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