Practice focus: Purchases and sales of companies/assets, takeovers, reorganisations and demergers M&A lies at the heart of our client’s Corporate practice and they have established a strong reputation for mid-market transactions, advising both public and private companies, across a broad range of sectors. As a senior lawyer within this class-leading practice your work will focus on end-to-end M&A work: identifying opportunities, initiating negotiations and then guiding the client through the process to a successful transaction. There is a prominent international dimension to the work, stemming from the diverse nature of the client base and the broad interests and experience of their lawyers – many noted and award-winning. The Corporate Practice The Mergers and Acquisitions Group works across a broad range of sectors, advising both public and private companies on: Purchases and sales of companies or their assets Recommended takeovers Private equity transactions, including buy-outs and buy-ins Transactions involving reorganisations and demergers Schemes of Arrangement Restructurings Job Profile Prospective candidates will demonstrate a proven track record in providing high quality legal advice to flourish in this dynamic working environment. In addition to a strong academic background, candidates will have excellent technical skills with a keen eye for detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a pre-requisite as are organisational and top-rate client care skills. There is a high level of responsibility from the outset, so the candidate will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and possess a positive attitude towards the challenges and opportunities of carrying and managing diverse and high-value deals. Candidates will be creative legal thinkers who are able to approach matters both from a legal as well as a commercial perspective and inspire the trust and confidence of clients and senior colleagues. We’re looking for candidates between 4-8 years PQE who are really looking to carve out a fantastic and varied career for themselves as part of a supportive and forward-thinking team. The Role In the context of the above job profile, successful candidates are expected to: manage a diverse portfolio of client work allocated by the Partners and other colleagues within the Corporate department and wider firm; ensure that client work is progressed in a timely fashion and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and costs; exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner; demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal skills in order to meet the drafting and presentation aspects of the role; demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritising skills to meet the demands of internal and external clients, as well as competing priorities; achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording; maintain clear communication links with colleagues; ensure good working relationships with colleagues, clients and external organisations; take responsibility for and attend to self-development; be active in promoting the services of the firm; take a keen interest in undertaking business development activities both internally and externally. Person Specification Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills; Excellent writing skills, with strong drafting abilities; Ability to effectively manage own workload, undertaking a true client-facing role; Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, both internally and with clients; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Personable and confident, able to build relationships with colleagues, clients, and external organisations; Resilient and calm under pressure; Adaptable and flexible approach; and Proactive and takes initiative. Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. Diversity and inclusion lie at the heart of this firm’s core values and they aim to promote and foster a culture that embraces diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of talent, to empower individuals to fulfill their, and the firm’s, potential. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the ‘Apply’ button. Please upload your cover letter and CV or contact: Ivan Pignataro Director D’Arcy Weil St James Building, Mezzanine 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 T: 61 3 9999 7409 M: 0416 507 856 E: ivandarcyweil.com Where we indicate a band of PQE for a role, this indicates how long a client would expect a lawyer to take to gain the level of experience required in an appropriate legal context. It does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE who can demonstrate that they