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Senior Associate (2-3 yrs) - Projects (Finance Focused)

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Banking & Finance

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Associate to join our Projects/Infrastructure team in Sydney, focused on financing transactions.

About the role:

In this role you will work closely with (and be supervised by) Rebecca Finkelstein who specialises in project development, corporate, project and acquisition financing, public private partnerships and privatisations. Rebecca acts for sponsors, financiers, borrowers, governments or other stakeholders in relation to major projects in Australia with a particular focus on infrastructure, energy (including renewable energy), mining and PPPs. You will also work with Mark Upfold who is our Australian sector leader for infrastructure and specialises in privatisations, PPP/PFI, infrastructure, water, project financing, energy and resources and complex financing transactions.

Our team is highly regarded and known for the breadth and depth of its expertise in the projects space, from inception and financing to delivery.  Rebecca and Mark are leading lawyers in this field, and are consistently lauded in legal publications. 

Rebecca and Mark are looking for a new team member to focus on financing transactions and the financing aspects of broader projects transactions.  In this role, you will be responsible for varied, challenging, complex legal work across an enviable range of clients. You will receive great mentoring and work in a friendly, supportive environment.

You will have:

  • previous experience at Senior Associate level in an Australian or overseas law firm - preferably large top end Australian or overseas law firm.  A senior lawyer candidate may also be considered.
  • experience in project finance matters or general banking and finance transactions with a strong desire to progress your career in this area
  • excellent project management, communication, and drafting skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice and financing documentation
  • 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

About us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of over 2000 lawyers in 27 locations around the world, we work with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  

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 Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority.  So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow. 


  • Market leading work for premium clients
  • Formal and informal flexible work
  • Support for working parents including emergency childcare
  • Comprehensive wellbeing program including gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin checks, discounts on health, general insurance and other products and services
  • Swap pay for leave and a rest and recovery program
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Commitment to gender pay equity

How to apply

Please apply by selecting the "apply now" link below and completing an online application form.

For further information on this role, please contact Kellie McLean on Kellie.McLean@au.kwm.com

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com or LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.

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