Senior Associate

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Job Number: 967420
Work type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Lawyer, Brisbane

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.

At MinterEllison, our people are our brand.  Every day, every person in our firm plays a vital role in helping clients to close deals, find solutions, resolve disputes, grasp opportunities and create value.  We are a friendly and supportive firm that takes pride in our work, our individual and collective achievements, our clients' success, and our strong reputation in the marketplace.

Purpose of the role

A great opportunity currently exists for a Senior Associate, to join our well regarded Commercial and Regulatory practice in Brisbane, specialising in front-end IP and Technology work . Working closely with Vanessa Mellis, our Brisbane lead for our IP and Technology practice, you will enjoy a wide variety of commercial and regulatory advisory work and contract drafting suited to an experienced intellectual property, technology and commercial lawyer . We work with both public and private sector clients, including clients in the health, transport, education, franchising, research, data and technology industries.

More about you

  • We welcome applications from lawyers with:
  • Strong experience in advising clients on research collaboration/IP commercialisation and/or ICT and data protection matters, with public sector experience highly desirable but not essential;
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to deliver quality, commercial and pragmatic advice under pressure;
  • Strong contract drafting skills including large and complex contracts;
  • A strong interest in working for clients focused on research and innovation;
  • A strong client focus and demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and industry experts;
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment;
  • An interest in and willingness to contribute to business development initiatives including presentations, client training and publications;
  • Resilience and a commitment to excellence that matches our own; and
  • Pride in your work and for whom you work.

Candidates may be looking to work full-time or part time 3-4 days per week.  You will be supported by Vanessa Mellis who worked part-time for a substantial portion of her career.

Who we are

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 Mariah Ioannidis, 03 8608 2372 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.

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