Our Melbourne office is expanding and we have a new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Banking & Finance practice. The successful candidate will be a key member of the Group, getting the opportunity to work within one of the largest and most diverse groups of banking specialists in the region, and with a broad range clients.
As a Banking & Finance Senior Associate at Allens, you will work with dedicated lawyers advising lenders and borrowers throughout the region and globally. We work across the full spectrum of financing transactions including project finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, securitisation and debt capital markets, asset finance and corporate and property finance.
We are one of the few firms to feature on every major legal panel in the Australian finance market and we advise some of the world's leading financial institutions, as well as regularly acting for a large number of financial sponsors and corporate borrowers across a range of industries on their financing transactions.
The Allens Banking & Finance Team is billed a ‘class act’ across the banking and finance sector (Chambers Global). It is also ranked Band 1 for Banking and Finance (Legal 500 2020) and ranked Band 1 for Acquisition Finance, Corporate Finance, Property Finance and Project Finance by (Chambers Asia Pacific 2020).
Our team includes specialist Banking & Finance Partners and Lawyers, supported by Knowledge Management Lawyers, Paralegals, Business Development professionals and Practice Assistants. You will also work closely with many parts of the firm (including Real Estate, Funds Management and Projects), each with unique backgrounds and life experiences. Harnessing the many talents of our people helps us connect with our clients, solve complex problems, innovate and attract even more great people. We've long been committed to inclusion and diversity and we're proud that there isn't an 'Allens' type'.
Our clients work with us because of our diverse teams, market leading quality and service. We are in a significant and exciting growth phase and we are looking to expand our Banking & Finance Team with a high calibre Senior Associate with specialist Banking & Finance experience. As a member of our experienced and friendly team within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.
The range of services provided by the Allens Banking & Finance Team is varied and your role within the team could typically include advising our clients on financing arrangements relating to:
• The structure and documentation for their project
• Acquisition and leverage
• General corporate financing
We can provide you with genuine knowledge of the banking and finance industry and the people within it.
We are ideally looking for lawyers with a broad range of experience across the full spectrum of financing transactions, although we are equally interested in speaking to candidates who have specialised, or are looking to specialise as they progress their careers, particularly those with Project Finance experience.
Our Melbourne office's core client base is comprised of Australian major banks and international banks, the State Government, as well as private and listed corporates.
Our Melbourne team is a core part of Allens' national Banking & Finance Group, offering members the ability to work for Allens' national client base. We view this as a unique opportunity for you to gain exposure to a deeper variety of financing transactions to accelerate and further develop your technical skills and experience on financing transactions. This access to the firm's extensive client base also give you the chance to explore and develop new opportunities and deliver outstanding service.
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 Banking & Finance Team is looking for a Senior Associate who has 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 what high performance at each career stage at Allens looks like.
We 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 a Banking and Finance Team, ideally at a well-regarded top tier firm, international firm or boutique firm, ideally with exposure to acquisition and leverage finance transactions. Experience in an in-house legal team is also highly regarded.
• A strong academic background.
• An ability to effectively manage matters.
• A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, article writing, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
• A desire and ability to grow, both as a Banking & Finance Lawyer and leader.
• A strong team ethic.
• An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.
• A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
• A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
We are ideally looking for a full-time Senior Associate, however support flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you.
Allens also supports a hybrid working model where working from home part of the week is the norm.
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.
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