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Associate: Mergers & Acquisitions
Firm Summary White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be. With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market.
We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work. Position Summary We are currently looking for associates to join the M&A practice in our Sydney office. As well as possessing excellent academic credentials and legal knowledge, you should also be commercially-minded, with a solid grasp of the market and an enthusiasm for the cut-and-thrust of international deal-making.
Highly focused, you should display the organizational skills and composure needed to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced practice, working to tight deadlines and managing multiple workstreams and communication channels. Given the fluidity of the deal-making process, you should also be mentally agile—adept at thinking on your feet, and quickly adapting to changing circumstances. Excellent oral and written communication skills will be major assets—enabling you to negotiate effectively, and to seamlessly manage the flow of information between practice groups, clients and stakeholders.
Regularly working in large, international and multidisciplinary teams, you should also demonstrate a collaborative approach and an ease interacting with a wide range of legal and business professionals. Proactive and self-motivated, you should be eager to take ownership of your work product and demonstrate the skill, talent and commitment to deliver outstanding results. Duties and Accountabilities Drafting and reviewing legal and technical documentation Conducting legal and technical research Analysing commercial and legal information Working directly with clients Involvement in due diligence – analysis of agreements and their subsequent description Drafting legal memoranda on broad range of topics arising under commercial law and corporate law precedents Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients Qualifications PQE 4 years Admission in Australia (or willing to re-qualify in Australia) Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker Commercial and business awareness Ability to see the big picture Outstanding communication and negotiation skills Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects Excellent drafting skills International experience a plus Good understanding of the key risks and issues involved in....