The Role

We are currently looking for a Senior Associate with 4 - 8 years' experience to join our specialist US Securities/Capital Markets team, within our Corporate Markets practice group in Sydney.

This role involves advising Australian and New Zealand issuers and underwriters on US capital markets transactions such as:

  • establishing American Depositary Receipt programs;
  • Rule 144A and Section 4(a)(2)/Reg. D private placements as part of Australian IPOs and secondary offers;
  • initial public offerings in the United States;
  • SEC reporting obligations for Nasdaq-listed clients; and
  • securities law aspects of M&A transactions.

The team also advises on other US securities and corporate law matters. In addition, working with colleagues in other offices, the team provides Australian clients with securities law advice in relation to other countries.

The Team

Our Corporate Group 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 corporate governance and compliance, corporate advisory, due diligence, foreign investment, hostile and recommended takeover bids, joint ventures and alliances, privatisation/corporatisations, public/private partnerships, as well as spin-offs, demergers and stock exchange listings.

Qualifications & Experience

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • minimum 4 - 8 years' experience in in US capital markets;
  • experience in equity transactions (essential) and experience across equity and debt transactions (preferred);
  • relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred;
  • a strong client service orientation;
  • strong technical, drafting and commercial skills;
  • business development aptitude, interest, and experience;
  • relevant legal qualifications;
  • strong academic background;
  • excellent analytical, communication, and research skills;
  • commitment to high work standards;
  • ability to demonstrate initiative and proactivity; and
  • 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);
  • willingness to learn; and
  • willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences.

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.

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.

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 Angelique Holden, Talent Management Consultant, 02 8922 5596.