Sponsorship opportunities available
We have partnered with the Big 6 firm Allens to grow their Tier 1 Corporate practice across their Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for overseas lawyers and they are also very keen to speak to Australian or New Zealand qualified lawyers, who are considering relocating to Australia from overseas.
Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for their clients, their people and the communities in which they work.
Through their alliance with Linklaters, they offer clients a global network of 41 offices in 29 locations.
Allens and Linklaters have a global alliance to better serve clients. The network offers an integrated service, giving clients one point of contact and a unified team comprising the best resources of each firm in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the US.
With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.
Allens have achieved 15 elite Band 1 rankings in Australia and had 32 recognised practices in the Chambers Asia Pacific results.
The Corporate Practice
Allens' Corporate practice is Band 1 (Chambers Asia Pacific 2021) and Tier 1 (Legal500 Asia Pacific 2021) ranked, having won Law Firm of the Year 2020 at the Australasian Law Awards, as well as Australian Deal of the Year 2020, M&A deal of the Year 2020, and Equity Market Deal of the Year 2020.
We are looking for experienced Corporate lawyers with 2+ years of post-qualification experience, including those at Senior Associate level who are interested in relocating to Australia. This is an exciting opportunity to join Allens' Tier 1 Corporate team which spans a broad range of matters, including private and public M&A, ECM, private equity and corporate governance.
Allens pride themselves on offering a broad scope of work and team members work across all Partners nationally, rather than being siloed with just one or two Partners in one location. This offers their people exposure to all areas and the opportunity to develop their skills broadly, before starting to specialise as they progress to a more senior level.
Training, development and career progression are key for not just the Partners in this group, but also Allens as a whole. They have an excellent mentoring program, which is focused on tailoring support to individual needs and helping people to achieve their career aspirations.
The Corporate team is very collaborative, cohesive and has a great working culture. Growing the team so they can continue meet demand, provide excellent service to clients and ensure their people enjoy balanced and sustainable careers where wellbeing is prioritised is of high importance to Allens. You'll have access to the highest-profile transactions in the market, and learn from the very best lawyers in a fun, supportive and social environment.
The team is non-hierarchical and Partners are keen to offer team members space to take on responsibility and challenge themselves, without feeling out of their depth.
Flexibility is very important to Allens and they support a hybrid model where working from home part of the week is the norm. The group and team members work from home on a regular basis as well as coming into the office to collaborate. Even pre-pandemic, the team were working flexibly and this is something they are keen to continue doing.
What you'll bring:
· Experience obtained with a leading Corporate practice within an international firm or top tier environment
· A minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience
· An excellent academic record
· A willingness to participate in business development activities, such as pitch documents, firm-wide pursuits, article writing, attending industry events and hosting seminars.
· A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships.
· A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.
Allens would be pleased to have conversations with those who are considering a move to Australia over the next year.
Hydrogen Group is currently retained on an exclusive basis to manage the search for overseas candidates. Any CV's received from other sources will be passed on to Hydrogen for this search.
For a confidential discussion to discuss further, please contact Tamara Salem on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 810 9707.