Senior Associate - Corporate - (Venture Capital)

K&L Gates (Sydney NSW, Australia) 8 days ago

Senior Associate - Corporate - Venture


The Opportunity

Working with partner, Daniel Atkin, you will focus on M&A
and private equity/venture capital transactions across a range of
industries particularly in the technology, financial services,
health and energy industries (domestic and cross-border).

You will work on a variety of large and interesting corporate
and commercial matters and we can offer you the opportunity to join
a high performing team and work autonomously with support and

On a day to day basis you will have the chance to 

  • advise and act for local and multinational
  • advise on a range of corporate and commercial matters
    including Mergers and Acquisitions, private equity and venture
    capital market transactions
  • participate in business development and client relationship
  • provide mentoring to junior lawyers working on
  • contribute to the firm's learning and development program
    in area of specialty
  • access and work with our global network of lawyers and

Skills, experience and qualifications

To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • 5+ year's legal experience working in a medium to large
    sized law firm in a corporate/commercial practice.
  • Prior experience in venture capital transactions (or a keen
    interest to further develop these skills).
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving skills and work well in
    a team.
  • Excellent technical abilities, be commercially minded,
    along with excellent organisation, written and oral
    communication skills

Group / Team


Group / Team Profile

K&L Gates is one of the largest law firms in the world with
more than 40 offices located in key capital cities and world
commercial and financial centres across five continents.

The emerging growth and venture capital practice represents
venture funds, corporate investors, and individuals in connection
with their investments in start-up and early stage, emerging growth

These engagements have involved venture capital financing,
acquisitions and disposals of portfolio companies,
recapitalizations, restructurings, and liquidity and realization
events, including initial public offerings. 

We also represent many start-up and early stage, emerging growth
companies across diverse industries, and work with these companies
from formation, through the various stages of their financing
activities, and in their strategic joint venturing, acquisitions
and disposals, and liquidity transactions. Some of the
world’s leading businesses have turned to K&L Gates for
assistance and guidance with their most important opportunities and
challenges as young companies.

What we offer

K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for all employees to
progress in their careers. 

Initiatives include:

  • Structured mentoring program
  • Professional development programs
  • Strategic planning program for business development
  • Momentum Program for women and men who are taking a period
    of parental leave and wish to stay on career track
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer
  • Flexible working options
  • Salary continuance insurance



For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment
Consultant at

Referrals from agencies not accepted at this time.

Diversity & Inclusion

K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer and promotes
the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We
welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or
culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Senior Associate - Corporate - (Venture Capital)

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