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Solicitor – 2-4 years – Mergers & Acquisitions

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Canberra
Categories: Mergers & Acquisitions

About the role

Our Canberra Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) group are currently recruiting a mid-level Solicitor. Our lawyers get exposure to significant matters for both Commonwealth clients and major corporates; this mix of government and major corporate work is unique in the Canberra market.  We also have strong ties to the local community particularly in supporting the ACT innovation ecosystem.

This role is part of our M&A group where the focus is on undertaking financial services regulatory and corporate and commercial advisory work for a broad range of clients.

The team has strong leadership from Partners from across the M&A team who work together to expose you to good, challenging work.  Whilst working in a friendly and encouraging environment, you will have access to supportive and creative mentoring from senior lawyers, partners, and other legal experts (across different locations and practice areas), deepening your own legal expertise.  However, you will be expected to be a “self-starter”, proactively driving forward matters with an appropriate level of autonomy.

You will have

First rate written and oral communication skills, strong drafting experience, top notch legal analysis and an ability to get across complex areas of law quickly, but what’s most important to us is that you have a passion for commercial law and serving clients.  You will also have a strong interest in and understanding of industry sectors in which we operate.

You will be self-aware, positive and have the ability to work well with others; being able to collaborate and work in a team is critical to success at KWM.  In this ever changing legal and commercial landscape, you will also thrive in a culture that embraces change.

You will be the centre of information for clients and transform the client experience by truly engaging in and fostering those relationships to deliver relevant, prompt and commercially astute advice. We want people who build a culture of commitment to achieve the best results for our clients and our people by being innovative and being experts in their field.

Have an existing Security clearance (or have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance)

Please note, this role requires Australian citizenship due to the security clearance obligation.

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 our people 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 working
  • 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 Time in Lieu
  • 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 Britt Evans, Resourcing Consultant at britt.evans@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, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third party websites will not be accepted.



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