Technology and IP - Associate or Senior Associate

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Flexible Working Arrangements
Reference: 966076

About us

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices.

Our Technology and IP team

Our Technology and IP team (which sits within the Commercial and Regulatory group) does a wide range of interesting – and often cutting-edge – work, including large-scale technology outsourcing and procurement, whole-of enterprise telecommunications procurement, IP commercialisation and licensing, privacy and data security, regulatory issues in the technology space, and copyright, trade mark and other IP advisory work, acting for vendors and purchasers, for government, and for private sector clients across almost every industry.

Our partners are consistently rated among the leaders in their respective fields. As one of the largest ICT and regulatory practices in the Asia-Pacific region, we have advised on some of the largest and most complex ICT projects in the region, and have the capacity to fully understand the relevance of local and overseas developments and issues.  We advise clients operating in the region on cross-jurisdictional ICT, privacy and regulatory law issues, working seamlessly with Minter Ellison Rudd Watts in New Zealand on trans-Tasman matters.

We have also recently acquired a technology consulting firm – ITNewcom – and our lawyers work seamlessly with ITNewcom's consultants to provide end-to-end legal and commercial advisory services on some of the most high profile and mission critical technology matters in the Asia-Pacific region.

Your role

Your role will be varied and challenging, covering both public and private sector ICT, IP, privacy and related advice and transactions, and you will be passionate and committed to delivering innovative solutions of the highest quality. This is an ideal opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting, cutting-edge and intellectually stimulating matters.

As a senior lawyer or Senior Associate in this team you'll be working with government agencies and government business enterprises as well as major private sector corporations and local companies. These clients trust MinterEllison with their biggest and most complex deals. You'll be part of a cross-disciplinary team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices and working with partners who are recognised as leaders in their fields.

To be successful in this role you will have at least 4 years' post admission experience in ICT, IP, privacy and regulatory work, excellent drafting, analytical and project management skills, a passion for the technology sector, the desire to learn quickly and produce work of the highest quality, and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

What you need

To be successful in securing this role, you will need to have the following skills and expertise:

  • law degree with solid academic results;
  • At least 4 years' post admission legal experience, predominantly in the ICT and IP fields, obtained within a reputable law practice;
  • strong drafting and research skills;
  • strong communication and relationship skills;
  • strong commercial acumen; and
  • exceptional time management and organisational skills.

On a personal level, to be successful and genuinely enjoy this role you will need to be enthusiastic and flexible, with a good work ethic and a strong collegiate team focus. You will also need to have the confidence and maturity to work autonomously with some of MinterEllison's largest and most prestigious clients and take pride in your work and the services we deliver.

What we offer

MinterEllison offers a working environment where people care about ensuring that you balance your professional goals with your interests outside of work. As an employee of MinterEllison you will have access to a wide range of staff benefits including free gym membership, numerous staff discounts and our comprehensive wellbeing and L&D programs.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly. Please submit your cover letter, CV and academic transcripts for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Sandra D'Souza on for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.