The Role

We are currently looking for x 2 Associates with 2-4 years' experience to join our Transactional Practice Group - Corporate Markets in Sydney with a focus on M&A.

The Team

Our Transactional Practice Group - Corporate Markets is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Australian and global companies. We are particularly well known for our high-end mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and private equity practices. 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 areas of experience include hostile and recommended takeover bids, joint ventures and alliances, privatisation/corporatisations, public/private partnerships, as well as spin-offs, demergers and stock exchange listings, corporate governance and compliance, corporate advisory, due diligence and foreign investment.

As the world's largest M&A practice, over 1,300 lawyers execute more cross-border transactions than any other law firm, gaining the experience and expertise critical to helping clients mitigate risk and achieve our goals across industries including healthcare, media, renewables, retail, industrials, insurance, food and beverage, and technology. For more than a decade, we have been ranked number 1 for M&A in emerging markets by deal volume. We close a deal somewhere in the world nearly every day.

Our lawyers assist clients through all stages of a transaction, from preparing the business for sale or performing due diligence, to negotiating the transaction documents, coordinating the closing across multiple jurisdictions, and integrating the operations of the resulting business. Recent notable transactions include: GSK's US$60 billion consumer health joint venture with Pfizer; Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) acquisition of CBA's global asset management division; sale of Australasian Fibre Business, Orora; Tencent's A$300m investment in AfterPay Limited; and Booking Holdings Inc's recent acquisition of Hotels Combined Pty Ltd.

Skills & Experience

  • 2-4 years' experience in mergers and acquisitions;
  • Experience in a similar top tier environment (desirable)
  • Relevant legal qualifications
  • Strong technical, drafting and commercial skills
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent analytical, communication and research skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice
  • Strong commitment to client service and well-developed relationship management ability - you will play a role in supporting and actively developing our relationships with clients.
  • Team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships
  • Enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities - participating in industry related programs and developing strategic relationships and networks.

The Firm

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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.             

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 mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, carer status and working style may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. As part of our inclusive culture, we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Our bAgile program encourages a range of flexible work opportunities for all. We invite you to let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require to equitably participate in the recruitment process or in performing the requirements of this role.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Nicole Woodward, Senior Manager, Talent Management + 61 2 8922 5759.