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It's hard to look past Australia for foreign lawyers looking to strike the right balance between professional development and quality of life. It has one of the most resilient and reactive economies in the world and a sophisticated legal market. Lawyers here advise on complex domestic & cross-border matters every day.
Below are the cities in this region which Sonder recognise as having a growing legal industry with demand for professionals.
SydneyView Salary Guide
Sydney is Australia's financial and economic hub and has contributed significantly to Australia's economic growth over the last decade. The city is a gateway to the ever-important Asian markets and serves as the Australian HQ for many leading national and international organisations. 60% of Australia's top 100 companies are headquartered in Sydney.
MelbourneView Salary Guide
Melbourne is the second-most populous city in Australia, after Sydney, and ranked 9th in the 2021 Mercer Global Quality of Living Survey. Melbourne is a major port and an important commercial and cultural centre that is renowned for its quirky restaurants, arts and culture. 30% of Australia's lawyers are now based in Melbourne.
BrisbaneView Salary Guide
Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, with a population of around 2.4 million people and a $160+ billion economy. Most major Australian and many international organisations have offices in Brisbane. Queensland is also known as the 'sunshine state' - averaging 280 days of sunshine a year. The weather is certainly an attractive feature of living in Brisbane.
PerthView Salary Guide
Perth, the capital of Western Australia and the fourth most populous city in Australia is home to beautiful nature parks and reserves, unique wildlife encounters, and world-class walking trails. It is an extraordinary place to live. Western Australia (WA) is also developing a reputation as a regional resources service hub. It is home to the head offices of more than 300 of the top ASX listed companies, more than any other Australian city.
Below are the Sonder team members who work and serve this region. To find out more, connect on LinkedIn or fill out the form below and a Consultant will be in touch.
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Senior Associate - Tech / TMT
We have been briefed by our client, a newly established boutique firm in Sydney, on a fantastic TMT / Tech opportunity in Sydney. You will work closely with a leading partner in the area on a range of telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) matters, with a focus also on data, including privacy and ad tech. Our client is looking for a lawyer at experienced associate level or above, who has a strong interest in TMT matters and who has interest in growing the firm.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Private Equity Real Estate Senior Associate
Our client, a Band-1 firm in Sydney, is looking for a Senior Associate to join their elite Private Equity Real Estate practice. In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with prominent global and domestic private equity sponsors, managers, and investors. You will be immersed in a dynamic environment, engaging in a wide range of fast-paced, diverse, and intricate strategic and transactional activities across the entire capital structure.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Disputes Resolution (Insurance) Senior Associate
Our client, a top tier firm in Sydney, is looking for a Senior Associate with a background in insurance matters and construction disputes to join their elite Dispute Resolution team. In this role, you will primarily deal with insurance matters, offering front-end advice on policy wording, claims coverage, and insurance requirements for substantial contracts. Additionally, you will handle complex insurance disputes and major transactions involving multinational corporations.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Our client, a top tier firm in Melbourne, is looking for a lawyer (2-4 years) to join their elite corporate team. In this role, you will be involved in providing guidance to a diverse range of clients, including bidders, targets, sellers, and financial advisers, spanning various aspects of public company M&A. It will encompass different approaches such as schemes, takeovers, private treaty M&A involving asset acquisitions and divestments, joint venture setups, and corporate restructures.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Banking & Finance Lawyer
We have been briefed by our client, a top tier law firm, on a fantastic opportunity for a lawyer (3-5 PQE) to join its market leading Banking and Finance team in Sydney. The successful candidate will currently be working as a banking + finance lawyer in top tier or mid tier platform. The successful candidate will currently be working as a banking + finance lawyer in top tier or mid tier platform.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Senior Associate / Special Counsel - Competition / Antitrust
We have been briefed by our client, a newly established boutique firm in Sydney, on a fantastic Senior (2IC) competition / antitrust opportunity in Sydney. This role will see you working very closely with one of the most highly regarded Competition partners in the APAC region and offers a healthy pipeline of work, strong mentorship, and short partnership track.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch