We are looking to recruit a Junior French Consultant to assist a Sydney based partner in our Energy, Resources and Infrastructure group. This partner is specialised in assisting French clients investing in Australia, and international companies doing business in major projects in the French Pacific islands (including large mining projects).
The candidate needs to be a French Qualified lawyer with at least a postgraduate qualification in France (Master 2 or equivalent). Australian qualification or on-going Australian legal studies is a plus. Drafting and contract management experience are critical legal skills as well has a strong analytic capacity for regulatory searches and advice. Legal experience in the French Pacific legal system is key for the performance of this role. French Speaking skills at professional level is compulsory. Second European language and/or knowledge of the resources industry will be desirable
Baker McKenzie's transactional group is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Australian and global companies, fund managers, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds. We have one of Australia's largest dedicated energy, infrastructure and resources teams, with experience in all Australian jurisdictions.
We are particularly well known for our high-end mergers and acquisitions. 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.
Some of the group's key areas of specialisation is in complex M&A transactions, privatisations, listed public to private transactions, PPPs, structured finance, major infrastructure (including digital and telco infrastructure), energy, resources and utilities.
As the world's largest M&A practice, over 1,300 lawyers execute more cross-border transactions than any other law firm.
Qualifications & Experience
Our ideal candidate would have:
- French legal qualifications;
- a proven understanding of the legislation in the French Pacific (New Caledonia or French Polynesia);
- drafting, legal research, and contract management experience (including Australian, French, New Caledonian and French Polynesia law and regulatory advice);
- experience in a top tier environment;
- 2 to 3 years' experience (including training);
- proficient French and English language skills;
- a strong client service orientation;
- strong technical, drafting, and commercial skills;
- business development aptitude, interest, and experience;
- a strong academic background;
- excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
- commitment to high work standards;
- ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity;
- ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to take responsibility for this relationship;
- ability to work well in a team environment (including across Australian offices and internationally);and
- willingness to learn.
AUD70,000.00 - AUD90,000.00 (package, including Superannuation).
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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.
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. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you will work in small teams on matters that often cross borders. We value people who think ahead and get noticed.
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.
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 Angelique Holden, Talent Management Consultant, +61 8922 5596.