Due to a strong pipeline of work and increasing demand, we are seeking a solicitor 2-4pqe with experience in derivatives or financial markets to join our Banking and Finance team. This is an opportunity that will see you work with leading Partners on market leading matters.
Our team is known for its breadth and depth of expertise and is recognised as Australia's leading team of derivatives and financial market and financial systems lawyers, acting as counsel to many Australian and international financial institutions, market infrastructure providers, state entities, funds, corporates and industry bodies (including ISDA and ICMA) in relation to derivatives and financial market transactions, collateral, netting and regulation.
Scott Farrell and Max Allan are our key Banking Partners seeking to recruit into their team. Scott is a senior partner with more than 20 years’ experience in finance, financial markets and financial systems law, advising market participants, exchanges, clearing and payment systems, regulators and governments in Australia and Asia. Max is a leading partner in the Australian derivatives market and the key contact for the Australian opinions for various industry bodies (including ISDA and ICMA). He works with banks, corporates, funds, market participants, exchanges, clearing and payment systems, regulators and governments, and specialises in structured and complex derivatives, financial markets transactions, financial market infrastructure and systems, and advising on legislative and regulatory frameworks.
Scott and Max together have given many years of service to the public and private sector in advising on, and guiding, regulatory and legal change in the financial market and system landscape.
You will have
You will have high-quality experience gained in a similar environment and enjoy working as part of a committed team. You will also have:
- a high degree of technical expertise;
- strong academics to accompany your application;
- an understanding and appreciation of the law;
- strong analytical skills;
- broad-ranging drafting experience;
- commitment to producing high-quality legal advice; and
- a passion to deliver excellent client service.
Who are we?
We are a top tier international law firm, from Asia, for the world.
A firm born in Asia, underpinned by world class capability. With over 2000 lawyers in 30 global locations, we draw from our Western and Eastern perspectives to deliver incisive counsel.
We are driven by a simple purpose – to use our mastery of the law for the lasting prosperity of our clients, people and communities.
Everything we do is grounded in a set of core principles which guide the way we operate as a leading international firm – how we enable our clients to succeed; how we develop our people to be their best and how we support our communities to thrive. Our Principles are:
Why work with us?
Behind every mandate we work on are our clients and our people. Understanding our client’s and our people’s ambitions and their lived experiences matters to us, so we can create a workplace where our people are proud to work and grow. We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. We have made a commitment to offer a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.
Connecting with our people is also a priority. 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 and see their ambitions realised.
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.
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