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Senior Associate - Real Estate - Agribusiness

K&L Gates
Brisbane, QLD
30 days ago: K&L Gates

Job Description

Our market leading Agribusiness practice services both national and international corporate clients investing in Australian Agribusiness through farmland property Australia wide.  Our clients are drawn from China, Singapore, Canada and the United States amongst others.

Our partner is recognised as an industry leader with a career spanning more than 20 years focussed on Agribusiness property matters throughout Australia. Our partner is recognised as a Preeminent Agribusiness Lawyer in Doyle's Guide (2016 - 2019) and is recognised as one of Australia's leading Agriculture & Rural Affairs lawyers in the 2016 - 2019 editions of Best Lawyers.

About the role

We are seeking a junior Senior Associate to join our Real Estate (Agribusiness) practice on a 6 – 9 month maximum-term contract.  Working alongside a well respected partner in a collegiate team this is an exciting time to join a growing practice and work on a range of complex and exciting projects. 

You will maximise the skill development of junior lawyers by supervising and coaching, and assist the partner in further building the practice by seeking out and acting on new client opportunities.

As part of a global firm, we have the ability to service our clients' needs both nationally and internationally and we are able to work with our overseas offices to be at the forefront of some of the industry's innovative developments.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills and run your own matters with a high level of autonomy. 

What does the role involve?

  • Acting on acquisitions and disposals of farmland and water rights in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in the permanent row cropping, livestock, cotton, wheat, dairy, berry and other industries
  • Acting on major leasing and development leasing transactions for farmland and water rights in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania in the permanent row cropping, livestock, cotton, wheat, dairy, berry and other industries
  • Drafting and negotiating a range of other agreements (agistment agreements, Conduct and Compensation Agreements, Dairy Sharefarm Agreements and the like)
  • Acting on property aspects of M&A transactions
  • Completing and project managing extensive legal due diligence investigating and reporting
  • Completing Agricultural FIRB applications
  • Closing working with the Corporate Team on Agribusiness matters
  • Contributing to the firm's learning and development program in your area of specialty
  • Maximising the skill development of junior lawyers by supervising, mentoring and coaching
  • Contributing knowledge and learning resources, including precedents

About You

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation. We are looking for a likeminded individual who, in addition to possessing technical excellence, is able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done.

You will ideally have experience working in a well-respected firm across a full range of property transactions, including agribusiness and primary industries.  You are proactive in your approach, and possess strong problem solving skills.  You are hardworking, dedicated and possess a high level of integrity when dealing with clients and colleagues.  You are enthusiastic and willing to learn and develop additional specialist knowledge.  A high level of client service is expected as are excellent organisational, written and oral communication skills.

Whilst agribusiness experience is sought, those well rounded property lawyers with an interest in the industry and a willingness to learn should not be deterred from applying.

The extras

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

Initiatives include:

  • Professional development programs
  • Strategic planning program for business development
  • Flexible working options

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries.  With lawyers located in four established offices in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients.  They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses.  However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service.  The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page at  www.klgates.com

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant  at tania.brierley@klgates.com

For more information about K&L Gates please see our website www.klgates.com

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Our market leading Agribusiness practice services both national and international corporate clients investing in Australian Agribusiness through farmland property Australia wide.  Our clients are drawn from China, Singapore, Canada and the United States amongst others. Our partner is recognised as an industry leader with a career spanning more than 20 years focussed on Agribusiness property matters throughout Australia. Our partner is recognised as a Preeminent Agribusiness Lawyer in Doyles Guide (2016 - 2019) and is recognised as one of Australias leading Agriculture & Rural Affairs lawyers in the 2016 - 2019 editions of Best Lawyers. About the role We are seeking...