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Solicitor - 1-3 yrs - Restructuring & Insolvency - Sydney

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

We are seeking a solicitor with experience in restructuring and insolvency to join our dynamic Sydney team.

About the role

King & Wood Mallesons’ specialist restructuring and insolvency team works on the biggest and most complex work in the market. It is known as a centre of excellence and as a specialist team has the benefit of some of the finest legal and commercial minds working in restructuring and insolvency in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

As the leading international firm headquartered in Asia, KWM is uniquely placed to lead on cross-border restructuring matters in the fast paced Asia-Pacific Region, as well as globally. This has been demonstrated in a series of high profile restructuring and insolvency matters including leading roles on Arrium, Virgin, Queensland Nickel, Paladin Energy, Tiger Resources and many other matters over many years. 

As we move through 2022, it is clear that the world has changed. With unprecedented turmoil in the global markets, our team is uniquely positioned for complex and challenging restructuring and insolvency work. This is a very exciting time for us and ware looking for an ambitious and focused solicitor to join our front-end focused restructuring and insolvency team, based in Sydney. The team is part of KWM’s market-leading Banking & Finance practice and is closely connected with all areas of the Australian firm, as well as specialists across the firm’s network in the Asia-Pacific.

Candidates will:

  • have 1-3 years’ post-admission experience, with exposure to restructuring & insolvency work
  • demonstrate a passion to work in a team environment with a focus on collaboration
  • be focused, with strong attention to detail, organisational skills and a strong work ethic
  • intend to specialise in restructuring & insolvency work and over time develop into a senior role in our team

You will:

  • be actively involved in complex restructuring and insolvency matters and work directly with our clients
  • have opportunities to take initiative and responsibility on matters
  • be supported to develop your skills and profile and to build relationships in the restructuring and insolvency market
  • work on cross-border matters as part of a leading international platform in the global legal market

Who are we?

We are King & Wood Mallesons. The 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.

Our unique firm was born out of a big idea – that the world needs a firm like us. A firm that can bridge East and West and create a new standard of world-class legal services. A firm that attracts clients and talent with borderless ambitions. To become the leading top tier international law firm from Asia, for the world.  Our clients need a top tier firm in the region who can match deep local understanding with a world-class platform. That's us. That's KWM.

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 grow our people to be their best and how we support our communities to thrive.

  • Empathy
  • Betterment
  • Quality
  • Generosity
  • Clarity
  • Creativity
  • Trust
  • Dynamism

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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