THE OPPORTUNITY We are seeking a Senior Associate to join our Equity Capital Markets group in Sydney. Working closely with our leading partners, Philippa Stone and Philip Hart, you will have exposure to some of the best and highest profile deals in Australia as well as cross-border transactions. Your day could typically involve Being involved in all aspects of corporate ECM and M&A transactions, including privatisation work and corporate reconstructions for listed companies. This will include drafting and negotiating key transactions documents and managing external client relationships. Working closely with other legal teams across the firm to deliver an integrated service to our clients. Acting as lead associate on ECM and M&A transactions, including drafting and negotiating key transaction documents and providing advice on areas of legal risk for clients Project managing transactions to ensure that key deadlines are met, including working closely with other legal teams across the firm to deliver an integrated service to our clients as well as working closely with other advisers on transactions Managing and building external client relationships, including assisting with business development activities for key existing clients and new clients Mentoring junior associates in the team, and assisting with providing training to junior associates both in the team and across the firm To be successful in this role you will have: strong legal skills, coupled with a high degree of commitment and practical mindset demonstrable experience in equity capital markets, M&A (public and private) and/or corporate reconstructions, preferably in the Australian market proven technical expertise in ensuring compliance with evolving regulatory practices a proactive approach and desire to be an integral member of our leading and supportive team an ability to work to tight timeframes, collaboratively and at times autonomously an eagerness to create an exceptional experience for our clients and value empathy, simplicity and commerciality as we do. The Team Our firm has been recognised as having the leading Equity Capital Markets and public and private M&A team in Australia and we are consistently ranked as a leading firm in this area when measured against international benchmarks. Our award winning team covers the full spectrum of work from IPOs and secondary offers to hybrid transactions. With extensive experience in Australia’s landmark equity and hybrid capital raisings and domestic and international capital markets funding, our award-winning team is committed to ensuring outstanding outcomes for our clients. We advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice