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, structural finance and securitisation transactions.

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

This particular role will report directly to a globally-recognised Partner, Duncan McGrath.

Duncan is a high-profile, senior debt capital markets lawyer who has joined the Sydney office as partner. 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.

Duncan has a very broad DCM practice which includes securitisation, leveraged and general finance, peer-to-peer lending, insolvency and restructuring, block chain and smart contracts.

You will work very closely with Duncan and also assist with the support, training and growth of the junior members of the team.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Senior lawyer with 5+ years PQE in Debt Capital Markets and structured finance/securitisation gained in a top tier firm;
  • Exceptional technical, drafting and commercial skills with a strong client service ethic;
  • Strong initiative and drive, and work well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team and assist with the support and training of junior team members; and
  • A strong academic background is essential

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 77 locations across 47 countries.

To Apply

If you are self motivated and excited by the connectivity that a global law firm can offer, then we would like to hear from you. Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role. We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application.

For a confidential discussion and further information, please contact Mitch Barreca, Senior Talent Management Consultant, 02 8922 5575.

Experience Required

  • 5 - 7 years PQE