Associate - Technology Law

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Job Number: 967405
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Lawyer, Sydney

MinterEllison people aspire to be our clients' best partner. Collaboration, innovation and opportunity are the foundation of our workplace environment. We welcome people who want exciting careers in high performing teams.

Purpose of the role

Our Technology & Data team is one of the most successful practices in Australia and is led by industry experts, with extensive experience across complex, critical technology & communications solutions, and technology disputes. We remain at the forefront of emerging developments in technology and our team of lawyers provide practical solutions to help our clients across a range of projects and challenges.

Due to an exciting growth phase in the firm, we are looking for a talented Associate to join our specialist team.

Job Description

In this role, you will join a high performing team with talented and supportive professionals who will help you learn and challenge you to grow. This Associate level role will see you working directly with a team that has a strong record in advising on a full range of technology and telecommunications matters, for both private sector and government clients. 

You will play a key role in advising on major ICT outsourcing deals, IT development projects, procurement strategies and major supply contracts. 

You will also assist clients with cybersecurity and privacy, as-a-Service and cloud-based offerings, licensing and commercialisation, as well as the ICT and business separation aspects of major M&A deals.  Our Technology & Data practice is sought out by clients around the globe, and members of the team have travelled to Hong Kong, mainland China, the US, the UK, and other parts of Asia and Europe to work on ground-breaking technology transactions.

You will also enjoy working with our Technology Consulting division, ITNewcom, to deliver a seamless legal and consulting offering, designed to help clients optimise their technology spend. ITNewcom has established itself as one of the leading technology advisory, relationship optimisation, and benchmarking firms in the region, and is a fully integrated part of MinterEllison's technology offering.  

More About You

We welcome applications from admitted lawyers who have:

  • Ideally 2-5 years' experience in commercial technology contracting
  • Private practice experience
  • Strong technical drafting and communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate commercial terms and to assist clients with makinge difficult decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts
  • A team player attitude and the ability to mentor junior lawyers in the group
  • Resilience and a commitment to provide exceptional levels of service to our local and international client base.

Who We Are

This year MinterEllison was placed in the top 25 best workplaces in Australia in LinkedIn’s 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019—the highest ranking of any law firm. MinterEllison has been recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the past 10 years, and this year was also recognised as a Gold Employer by the Australian Workplace Equality Index at this year’s LGBTI Inclusion Awards—one of only two firms to receive this prestigious award.

We embrace flexibility and empower all our people to learn, grow and become truly extraordinary. We provide our future leaders with best practice learning and development programs to accelerate and grow their careers. We value diversity in the workplace and care about ensuring you balance your professional goals with your commitments and interests outside of work. We have a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing.

How To Apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Fraser Hunter on for a 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.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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