Job Description

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the worlds pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers operating in over 58 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Americas and Central Asia.

Recognised for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join the Perth Banking and Finance team. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a top-tier and energetic team and to work on the most challenging, engaging and complex financial transactions available, both in Australia and globally.

The team is managed by two partners who have a recognised track record in regularly advising on the highest-profile deals in the marketplace and who act for a range of local and international commercial banks, investment banks, private equity and hedge funds and corporate borrowers. The team is staffed by enthusiastic, high-performing and collegiate lawyers. Any successful candidate will need to demonstrate these same qualities.

The role offers exciting potential for career advancement and significant technical and client development opportunities.

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:


  • Work on a range of specialist financing matters including acting for lenders, borrowers and project sponsors on both international and domestic debt-financing transactions.
  • Work as part of a team on project finance, acquisition finance and general corporate finance.
  • Direct client management, with extensive client interaction, across different time zones.
  • Business development activities with a focus on the resources and commodities sectors.


  • A minimum of 2-3 years PQE gained from a top tier or large international Banking & Finance, Projects or Corporate practice.
  • Outstanding analytical, technical and drafting skills.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with complex transactions.
  • Experience in mining and energy project financings in Australia and/or various emerging markets (desirable).
  • Candidates qualified in non-Australian jurisdictions will be considered.

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focussed individual. At Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience. 

Norton Rose Fulbright values diversity and strives to create an inclusive environment where all employees can bring their whole selves to work. We embrace the opportunity to contribute to the communities in which we work which underpins our strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. We provide a range of opportunities in which our people can make a difference to their local and global communities including through pro bono legal work, charitable giving, volunteering and support for the environment.

We are proud that Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia has been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) as well as a silver employer for LGBTI Inclusion through the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. It is the policy of NRFA Group to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact Annabel Anderson- Nicholls on (08) 6212 3139 or annabel.anderson-nicholls .

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