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Senior Associate – Native Title and Resource Projects

Apply now Job no: 497541
Work type: Full time - Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Environment & Planning

About the role

You will be responsible for varied challenging complex legal work which often sets the pace in the market. Working closely with Scott Singleton, you will perform advisory and transactional work for a range of clients across the mining and petroleum, energy,  government, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors, and for traditional owner groups, across Australia.

Primary practice areas include:

  • native title future acts and Aboriginal cultural heritage advice and negotiations for major projects;
  • representing respondents in native title claims in the Federal Court;
  • native title, Aboriginal cultural heritage and Aboriginal land due diligence for developments, acquisitions and financings;
  • mining and petroleum tenement acquisitions and divestments, farmins and joint ventures;
  • representation in negotiated and litigated land access matters; and
  • advice on mine and gas field development and tenement compliance.

You will have

  • strong experience advising clients on native title, Aboriginal cultural heritage and Aboriginal land matters – candidates with experience and a passion for negotiating agreements will be considered particularly favourably;
  • regulatory experience with any or all of Australian mining and petroleum regimes (including Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory);
  • excellent analytical, communication, drafting and research skills;
  • strong commitment to client service, cultural sensitivity and well-developed relationship management ability;
  • a team focus - to facilitate effective teamwork by developing strong internal relationships; and
  • enthusiasm to be involved in business development activities – including 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, Senior Resourcing Consultant at 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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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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