Senior Associate

Full Time
Melbourne VIC
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Why Baker McKenzie?

At Baker McKenzie not only do we pride ourselves on leading pay and a great culture, joining a leading Global Law firm provides unique development opportunities to grow in a highly supportive working environment throughout all stages of your life. We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this BAgile. As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.

The Role

Baker McKenzie's Banking & Finance team is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Australian and global clients. Our clients include local and overseas banks, investment banks, private equity houses, governments and corporations for whom we act in relation to many types of financing including acquisition finance, project finance, construction finance, receivables financing and securitisations.

We have a market reputation for managing large financing transactions, including project finance for power, natural resources, telecommunications and infrastructure assets, syndicated corporate lending and mortgage lending. The group also has significant experience in the areas of leasing, electronic payment systems, the documentation of various retail products and regulatory compliance.

The role will involve working closely with the Banking and Finance partners and team on matters including:

  • general lending
  • property financing
  • construction financing
  • project financing
  • debt restructuring

What we're looking for -

  • minimum 4 years' experience in Banking & Finance with exposure to general lending, property lending, construction financing, project financing and debt restructuring
  • a strong team player with delegation/supervision skills
  • relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred;
  • a strong client service orientation;
  • strong technical, drafting and commercial skills;
  • business development aptitude, interest, and experience;
  • relevant legal qualifications;
  • a strong academic background;
  • excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • a commitment to high work standards and strong attention to detail;
  • an ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity;
  • an ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
  • an ability to work well in a team environment (including across Australian offices and internationally);
  • a willingness to learn; and a willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences.

About the Firm

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 46 countries.

Baker McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market leading matters working with some of the world's best legal minds – people who know the law and who understand business. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network.

Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm.

Our application process

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

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