Associate, Energy & Resources (Brisbane)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

Your Role

We are seeking a Lawyer/Associate to join our Brisbane Corporate team, with specific experience and interest in the energy and resources sector.

This is a fantastic role for a lawyer interested in working in a collaborative and high performing team, building relationships with large, listed clients and advising on complex and interesting transactions in the Brisbane market.

Our Team

The energy and resources industry is changing rapidly. At Allens, we are regularly sought out by major resources clients to assist them with large-scale projects and complex commercial transactions across the oil and gas, energy and mining sectors. Resources is in our DNA, our expertise is based on a long history of working on a wide range of resources projects and transactions in Australia and internationally.

We work with our clients in this sector across the entire spectrum of issues that arise, including: acquisitions, disposals and restructures; joint ventures; the full cycle of approvals for development of mineral and petroleum projects; advising on project operational and regulatory matters; land access and native title; agreements for supply of use of crucial infrastructure such as rail, port and water; gas and commodity sale agreements.

We are seeking an Associate to join our Brisbane Corporate team, with specific experience and interest in the energy and resources sector. You will be working with leading energy and resources specialists who are focussed on your career, and have the opportunity to work with an exciting portfolio of clients.

Your day

We're looking for an Associate with experience, or a keen interest in, energy and resources. As an Associate in our Corporate practice, you'll get the benefit of spending part of your time working across our wider Corporate team (M&A and capital mergers) while also spending time specialising in resources, building relationships with key clients.

From an energy and resources perspective, your day will typically include advising on matters such as:

  • Acquisitions and divestments in the energy and resources sectors
  • Joint ventures, JOAs, shareholders agreements and partnership structures
  • Project development approvals, including negotiating agreement for land access and native title;
  • Occasional matters in the Land Court or National native Title Tribunal dealing with project approval objections or compensation disputes
  • Regulatory matters involving energy and resources operations


Your clients

We have a blue chip energy and resources client base, and you will be working with a range of clients including several of the world's largest mining and oil and gas companies, as well as a number of leading private companies active in the sector. Our relationship with our clients is key, and with many of them we do both day to day operational work as well as major transactions.

Our Brisbane team is a core part of Allens' national Corporate team, offering members the ability to work for Allens' national client base and to regularly work with lawyers from our offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to accelerate and further develop your technical skills and experience.

Our team is committed to delivering exceptional client care – if we spot an issue we raise it; if we spot an opportunity we let our clients know.

Your career trajectory

Our Brisbane Energy and Resources team is expanding and looking for an Associate with the desire to learn and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of high performance at each career stage at Allens.

You'll be exposed to corporate legal work across the Partnership while also developing a specialised skillset in energy and resources. This role will focus on relationships with clients, rather than purely transactional work and the potential for growth within the practice is enormous.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • Experience working in the energy and resources sector at a leading Australian practice or international firm
  • Experience advising on  M&A transactions and/or project development
  • An enthusiastic interest in the sector, a willingness to learn and a growth mindset
  • An ability to effectively manage small to medium size matters and play a key role as part of a team working on larger matters
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships with them
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks including across all our offices, as we work as an integrated team across jurisdictions.

Work pattern

This is a permanent opportunity for Corporate lawyers with experience in energy and resources.

Allens supports flexible work practices and we are equally interested in speaking to lawyers looking for a flexible work arrangement.

We support a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is the norm. 

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly.

Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Thomas Wigglesworth, Senior Resourcing Consultant, or contact Thomas for a confidential discussion on +61 449 539 834.

If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.

Allens is always looking for top tier legal candidates, so if this opportunity isn't for you, have a look at our Careers page for more live vacancies.  

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