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Solicitor (mid level) – Banking and Finance

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

We have an opportunity for a mid level solicitor (4pqe + ) who is bilingual to join our Banking & Finance practice working with the Cross Border Finance team in our Sydney office.

Our work

You will be responsible for varied challenging and complex legal work on transactions which set the pace in the market.  This role will see you work on a wide range of cross-border financing matters focussing on Asia in particular China and Hong Kong.  You can expect to work on a wide range of lending transactions, including acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing, real estate financing, privatisation financing and general syndicated lending.

Our team

This role will see you work with David Lam, a leading practitioner and highly regarded partner in our banking and finance team.  David is consistently listed in legal publications for his expertise and deep experience in cross-border financing mandates.  He regularly advises lead arrangers, lenders, sponsors and corporate borrowers and is well known for his expertise in advising Chinese sponsors.

You will have

  • previous experience in a similar role working for a highly regarded banking team with exposure to international clients and matters
  • previous experience working with Chinese clients along with fluent bilingual Chinese/English language skills
  • excellent technical, analytical, communication and research skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice
  • 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
  • first rate experience of drafting documents.
  • a willingness to be challenged, and think creatively and laterally

Who are we?

We are Asia’s top tier international law firm with deep roots in Australia spanning almost 200 years. With 30 offices, we have over 3,000 lawyers strategically positioned on the ground in the world's growth markets and financial centres.  

Why work with us?

We promote a culture based on respect, trust, inclusivity, diversity, flexibility, mastery and growth. We seek to create a workplace where our people are proud to work and where their ambitions can be realised. Connection with our people is a priority, we offer targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, with regular feedback and coaching. 

What else we’ll offer

  • Access to market leading work in your chosen specialty, and the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields
  • Flexible ways of working and various leave arrangements to balance your work and life commitments
  • Holistic wellbeing programs supporting mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, EAP, gym memberships, flu vaccinations, skin cancer checks and in house catered meals.
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities to help you meet your goals
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities, including 26 weeks paid parental leave open to both primary and secondary carers with no minimum service period for permanent employees
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion networks

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 diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. We welcome, value, support and harness the positive benefits that people’s different life experiences bring, especially as they relate to gender, sexual orientation, culture, faith, disability and life stages.

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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