Senior Lawyer/Senior Associate (4-8 PQE) - Tax

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Full time
Reference: SYD1719

The role

Our Sydney Tax team has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Lawyer/Senior Associate to join the team. This team has significant expertise in corporate taxation, mergers and acquisitions and private equity, and has acted for a wide range of clients on national, international and cross border matters.

Working with Jonathan Donald and Peter Feros, this is an exceptional opportunity for a Tax lawyer to join a supportive, solid and integrated team working on extremely high profile, major transactions that are market leading. Our lawyers are results driven and commercially aware and offer a cross-section of expertise on the accounting, financial services and corporate law aspects of taxation.

Visit the Taxation showcase page on LinkedIn to learn more.

Key responsibilities

The role offers real career progression and an unrivalled opportunity to work on some of the largest and most complex deals in the current market, there could not be a better time for a high performing and ambitious tax lawyer to join the team.

As a senior member of the team, you will have significant exposure to clients, playing a leading role on key aspects of transactions, including negotiations and drafting. You will also be an independent thinker, who is comfortable leading and mentoring junior lawyers and project managing matters through to completion. The successful candidate will work across many practice areas of Clayton Utz drawing on specialist skills including corporate, real estate, major projects, finance, debt capital markets.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least 4 years' post-qualified experience across a range of tax matters in a (preferably top tier) accounting or legal firm environment
  • A strong academic record
  • The ability to drive matters forward
  • Ability to see the big picture but handle the detail
  • The ability to prioritise your time across a number of busy matters
  • A strong client service focus and work ethic; great resilience
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills - required for building client relationships and maintaining a positive team environment
  • An ambitious and focused determination to take your career to the next level

**The firm

As Australia's leading independent law firm, our culture has been built by innovative thinkers. They are the driving force behind our firm and if you choose to be part of the team your expectations will be challenged every step of the way.

We're looking for individuals who will thrive under our spirit of independence. Dynamic personalities who can collaborate, innovate and strive for success within our collegiate culture. In return we will work to help build the career you've always wanted. Are you up for the challenge?

Why Clayton Utz?

As part of this innovative team you will be working across major national, government, and global clients. All the while collaborating with some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry. Clayton Utz has also been a powerful force in Australian pro bono practice, striving to deliver justice for those who need it and not just those who can afford it. In your time here you'll be constantly surprised by the projects you get to work on and what you can accomplish.

Imagine what you could achieve at a top law firm that actually values independent thinking. A law firm who challenges the status quo.

Go on, challenge your expectations.

How to apply?

To submit your interest in this role, please click the 'Apply' button or contact Rose Bundrock on 03 9286 6682 for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Accessibility and Inclusion

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Agency submissions

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