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Solicitor  - Projects / Project Finance

Apply now Job no: 497176
Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Projects & Real Estate

We have a new opportunity for a Solicitor (2yrs +) to join our Projects/Infrastructure team in Sydney.

About the role:

In this role you will work closely with (and be supervised by) Rebecca Finkelstein who specialises in project development, corporate, project and acquisition financing, public private partnerships and privatisations. Rebecca acts for sponsors, financiers, borrowers, governments or other stakeholders in relation to major projects in Australia with a particular focus on infrastructure, energy (including renewable energy), mining and PPPs. You will also work with Mark Upfold who is our Australian sector leader for infrastructure and specialises in privatisations, PPP/PFI, infrastructure, water, project financing, energy and resources and complex financing transactions.

Our team is highly regarded and known for the breadth and depth of its expertise in the projects space, from inception and financing to delivery.  Rebecca and Mark are leading lawyers in this field, and are consistently lauded in legal publications. 

In this role, you will be responsible for varied, challenging, complex legal work across an enviable range of clients. You will receive great mentoring and work in a friendly, supportive environment.

You will have:

  • previous experience at Solicitor level in an Australian or overseas law firm - preferably large top end Australian or overseas law firm
  • experience in projects and/or project finance matters with a strong desire to progress your career in this area
  • excellent project management, communication, and drafting skills - to contribute to the delivery of prompt and commercially astute advice and documentation
  • 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

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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