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

We are currently looking for a General Associate with 2-4 years’ PQE in debt capital markets and structured finance/securitisation. Broad general banking and finance experience is also desirable.

The Team

Our Debt Capital Markets practice is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Australian and global clients. Our transactions are not only in the Australian market but a significant number are offshore. Our expertise has been reflected in our DCM team being finalists both in the Australasian Law Awards and in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2018. With offices across the globe, we provide our clients with something that no other Australian law firm can offer – a leading Australian practice with access to an integrated global platform.

Our Debt Capital Markets practice advises on a broad range of transactions including domestic and offshore debt programmes, high yield bonds, additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 issues, green bonds, sustainability bonds, social impact bonds, structured finance and securitisation transactions.

Duncan McGrath leads the Banking & Finance and DCM team. He is a high-profile, senior debt capital markets lawyer. Duncan was previously a partner at Gilbert + Tobin, where he established and headed that firm's DCM and securitisation practice and has also worked at Allens, Allen & Overy and Goldman Sachs.

The firm is expanding its Debt Capital Markets practice globally, including in Sydney, where it is experiencing strong client demand.

What we're looking for -

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • 2-4 year's PQE in a similar top tier firm environment.
  • Strong technical, drafting and commercial skills.
  • A strong academic background.
  • A strong client service ethic, initiative and drive.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Business development aptitude, interest, and experience.
  • Relevant legal qualifications.
  • Commitment to high work standards.

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.