About Ashurst: Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit ashurst.com What makes Ashurst a great place to work? We offer you all the things you should expect from an international law firm: competitive remuneration with the flexibility to reward high performance, flexible working, complimentary gym memberships, corporate health plans and an industry – leading programme that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We are committed to delivering positive impacts to our communities through our Social Impact programme, with a strong emphasis on working with First Nations people through our pro bono practice. We aim to recruit, retain and promote the best people from the widest possible talent pools. We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for all employees to ensure they are supported to work at their best. Beyond this, what sets Ashurst apart from others is our global strength, our drive to innovate and collaborate , and our commitment to excellence. It is these values that make Ashurst a unique place to work. The Opportunity: Our Corporate Transactions team in Sydney is looking for a strong Senior Associate to join our global practice. We are commercial and outcome-focussed as evidenced by our team’s track record in getting deals done. Advising on the full range of commercial and corporate advisory work, we are the preferred legal advisers to local and international corporates, leading investment banks, funds and financial sponsors and government, who return to us time-and-again. Our work spans acquisitions, divestments, private equity, joint ventures, restructures and capital raisings as well as day-to-day corporate head office advice including commercial agreements and governance arrangements. This is buoyed by specialist knowledge across highly regulated industries including insurance, financial services, health and energy and resources and infrastructure. The work you will have access to is for a client base that spans mid-cap entities through to blue chips, and includes mainstream corporate transactions such as takeovers, business and asset acquisitions and disposals, equity capital markets work, restructuring and recapitalisation transactions, joint venture arrangements, ASX listing rule work and corporate governance. Desired Skills and Experience: To succeed in this role you will need: • 3-8 years’ corporate transactional experience gained within a truly top-tier firm with regulated M&A and ECM skills being particularly highly regarded • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal • Superior drafting ability • A commercial approach and an ability to negotiate effectively • Strong attention to detail with well-developed analytical skills • The ability to be team-focused and also work independently • A proactive, positive and energetic approach with a commitment to providing excellent service and, a desire to interact with the market and build client relationships At Ashurst, you’ll have the opportunity to work in an environment that encourages learning and excellence with some of Australia’s leading professionals. You will also have a range of social, sporting and health benefits available to you.