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Experienced lawyers

Embrace every challenge in a career that brings out the best in your work – and you.

Much of the work performed by lawyers in Australia involves cross-border deals such as listings for local clients and inbound and outbound investment.

We offer the market a unique service – a focused local practice combined with the knowledge of our global network and the ability to offer a single sign off across key international jurisdictions.

If you are looking for a career in a global elite firm and you have the drive, experience and ambition to succeed, then Allen & Overy offers the ideal environment for realising your aspirations.

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Practice areas

Banking and International Capital Markets

Banking and International Capital Markets

The Banking practice works at the heart of the world’s financial markets, supporting global corporate and financial institutions on a full range of domestic and cross-border banking transactions.

International Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, Project Finance and Asset Finance are some of our practice areas. Typical assignments include transactions for clients requiring debt funding – clients that need loans in order to fund their general corporate activities or to make purchases of other companies or assets.

Work in the Banking practice includes drafting loan documentation and general transaction management, preparing board minutes for a company wanting to borrow, coordinating documents, possibly from other jurisdictions, and liaising with lawyers in those jurisdictions.

Corporate

Corporate

The Corporate practice advises clients on acquisitions of other businesses, disposals of their own business and raising finance in the equity markets, and provides a wide range of general corporate advice.

Our Lawyers in the Corporate practice work in teams, but each lawyer also has an area of specialism, for example, public takeovers, or in a sector such as energy and resources. So, on the acquisition of a company in the energy field, a general corporate lawyer may run the matter, but he or she will call on the expertise of the energy specialist as well as other specialists around the firm.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy and Resources, Tax, Anti-trust/Competition, Infrastructure, Funds, Equity Capital Markets, Private Equity and Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) are some of the teams that sit within the Corporate practice and our clients include publicly listed or private companies, companies owned by financial institutions and private equity sponsors.

Litigation

Litigation

The Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice provides specialist advice and representation to clients around the world on litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters, as well as risk management.

We deal with a variety of disputes, but mostly ones with a commercial aspect, for example, banking disputes, where a bank may have a dispute with a counter party over a contract, a loan agreement or some other financial product. On the corporate side, disputes may include those with service providers or relating to projects, for example, the construction of an energy plant.

Join us and you’ll help to draft pleadings or requests for arbitration, and prepare evidence to be filed and served on the other side. You can also expect to attend court for applications, for example, for freezing orders, to attend meetings with clients and to interview witnesses – potentially in other jurisdictions.

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Alex Ross

Associate - Banking & Projects

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Working environment

Our Sydney office occupies 4,500 square metres over three levels with views over Hyde Park and Sydney Harbour and is a contemporary landmark tower. Our state-of-the-art building is registered for Greenstar Design Rating and a targeted 5 star NABERS Energy rating.

The building has immediate access to world class dining, five star hotels, Hyde Park, Martin Place and the financial core of the CBD.

Our Perth office is located in both the heart of the CBD and a stone's throw from the banks of the beautiful Swan River. It is within a short walk of all of the city's major public transport hubs as well as within close proximity to the Hay and Murray Street Malls and a great range of upmarket bars and restaurants. 

The building offers excellent natural light throughout, a floor dedicated to an expansive conference and functions centre, on-site car washing and detailing, as well as lockers, free bike storage and shower facilities and access to a gym.

Learning and development

The A&O Business School will provide you with the commercial and personal skills that you need to navigate through an ever-changing business landscape. We offer exceptional professional and personal development, training, mentoring and practical support – all of which will allow you to progress in your career.

The A&O Business School offers a variety of excellent courses relevant to your career stage, with an emphasis on practical skills and business insight, to complement our advanced legal knowledge training. The school also offers a unique opportunity to interact with, and learn from experts, peers and partners and gain valuable insights from the world of business. From cutting-edge content to world-class coaches, our partners work on the design of the courses and act as faculty members to share their experience and expertise.

The A&O Leadership Centre equips our partners with the leadership skills to inspire others, encourage innovation and develop strong and enduring relationships with our clients. The Centre offers a combination of programmes, master classes, personal coaching, mentoring and access to relevant experience and opportunities, so you can tailor your personal development to your own needs and aspirations.

Benefits

Cash reward

Cash reward

Our salaries are benchmarked against our top-tier competitors in each market.

 

Health and well-being

Health and well-being

  • Social activities including informal staff get-togethers, themed functions and family-based events
  • Subsidised gym memberships, personal training sessions and shower facilities (Sydney)
  • Access to an onsite gym and shower facilities (Perth)
  • On site bike storage
  • Sporting activities and participation in corporate challenges
  • Annual flu vaccinations and skin checks
  • Employee assistance program providing free and confidential counselling to staff and their immediate family
  • After-hours meals and taxis
Financial security

Financial security

  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Personal accident and total permanent disability insurance
  • Business travel insurance
Time out

Time out

  • Paid parental leave (over and above the government scheme) 
  • Flexible working
  • Transaction breaks
  • Study leave
  • Community service & volunteering, religious & cultural, marriage and house-move leave

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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