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Senior Associate – Real Estate – Sydney

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Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Projects & Real Estate

We are seeking a senior associate that is passionate about the real estate sector to join our Sydney Project & Real Estate team.

Our Work

Our National Real Estate team provides a full service offering to the real estate sector, including both the public and private sectors and domestic and international participants.  The team’s expertise and specialism spans the commercial, residential, industrial, retail, agricultural, hotel and health sectors, and regularly involves work on large scale developments, urban regeneration, key public infrastructure developments and major project works.   Our National Real Estate team thrive on assisting clients with their complex real estate transactions. 

About You

You will have (deep) experience in the real estate sector, and have had exposure to large and complex transactions (including development and urban regeneration projects and investment into such projects) within a first-tier or high profile real estate practice. You will be familiar with common development and property investment structures and have an understanding of the legal and other risks to key participants and stakeholders in complex real estate transactions and an ability to apply core real estate and commercial law principles to manage and mitigate those risks.  You will have some familiarity with other specialisms and disciplines that impact on complex real estate transactions, including foreign investment, stamp duty, tax, trusts and funds management and corporations law, financing, construction and environment and planning matters. 

You will have

  • excellent analytical and (oral and written) communication skills
  • strong commitment to client service
  • a team focus (including an ability and willingness to mentor junior team members) and be self-aware  – being able to collaborate and work in a team is critical to success at KWM
  • strong drafting and legal analysis skills
  • a strong knowledge of the national real estate sector
  • a positive (and flexible) attitude and will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and willing to grab all opportunities that cross your path
  • matter management skills - an ability to appropriately scope matters and manage fee estimates and billing

You will enjoy working as part of a close, collaborative and committed team that is widely recognised as one of the best in the market.

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 almost 3000 lawyers in 28 locations around the world, works 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. 

What else we’ll offer

  • Formal and informal flexible working patterns and leave arrangements
  • Holistic wellbeing programs to support mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, gym memberships, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities
  • 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 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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