The Role We are currently looking for a Senior Associate with 4 – 8 years’ experience to join our specialist US Securities/Capital Markets team, within our Corporate Markets practice group in Sydney. This role involves advising Australian and New Zealand issuers and underwriters on US capital markets transactions such as: establishing American Depositary Receipt programs; Rule 144A and Section 4(a)(2)/Reg. D private placements as part of Australian IPOs and secondary offers; initial public offerings in the United States; SEC reporting obligations for Nasdaq-listed clients; and securities law aspects of M&A transactions. The team also advises on other US securities and corporate law matters. In addition, working with colleagues in other offices, the team provides Australian clients with securities law advice in relation to other countries. The Team Our Corporate Group is at the forefront of providing commercially astute advice to major Australian and global companies. We are particularly well known for our high-end mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and private equity practices. With offices across the globe, we provide our clients with something that no other Australian law firm can offer – a leading Australian practice with access to an integrated global platform. Our areas of experience include corporate governance and compliance, corporate advisory, due diligence, foreign investment, hostile and recommended takeover bids, joint ventures and alliances, privatisation/corporatisations, public/private partnerships, as well as spin-offs, demergers and stock exchange listings. Qualifications & Experience Our ideal candidate would have: minimum 4 – 8 years’ experience in in US capital markets; experience in equity transactions (essential) and experience across equity and debt transactions (preferred); relevant experience in a top tier or leading international firm preferred; a strong client service orientation; strong technical, drafting and commercial skills; business development aptitude, interest, and experience; relevant legal qualifications; strong academic background; excellent analytical, communication, and research skills; commitment to high work standards; and ability to work well in a team environment. The Firm At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global. Our Australian practice was established in Sydney in 1964, in Melbourne in 1982 and in Brisbane in 2014. Our lawyers work seamlessly with our global colleagues, collectively providing a capacity of more than 5,600 locally qualified lawyers and 6,000 professional staff in 78 locations across 46 countries. Diversity & Inclusion Baker McKenzie is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture for all its employees, with equal opportunity for all to progress and have a meaningful career with our Firm. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of every ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, age, disability, carer status and working style may succeed professionally and fully contribute to the goals of the Firm. As part of our inclusive culture, we encourage applications from all genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. To Apply Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role.