Associate - Corporate M&A



Take your career to the next level and join our internationally collaborative Transaction Solutions team, working on market-leading transactions for a diverse global client base.


Our Team


The Transaction Solutions team sits within our broader Capital Markets & Corporate line of business and is regarded as one of the most successful M&A and ECM practices in Australia, consistently ranking amongst the top Australian M&A and ECM firms in League Tables.


Operating internationally, the team is led by leading M&A and ECM practitioners with extensive experience in M&A (both public and private), Private Equity, Capital Markets and Corporate Advisory. They are the trusted advisors to international and local clients across a range of industry sectors including Financial and Business Services, Agribusiness, Real Estate, Technology, Education, Government, Health & Aged Care, Infrastructure and Energy & Resources.  


The team is one of the largest corporate teams in the Australian market with an independent brand which gives our lawyers the opportunity to develop their technical skills, and build their deal sheets, in high profile transactions for large international and local clients. 


Your Opportunity


We continue to be busy, despite the softening economic environment, and we have an opportunity for experienced Associate to join the Brisbane team working on public and private M&A transactions spanning a range of industries.

You will work closely with Stephen Knight, the partner leading our Transaction Solutions team in Brisbane, as well as other members of the Brisbane team. However, our integrated model means you will often have the opportunity to work collaboratively on matters with a team of experienced and supportive professionals across our network of offices.  This allows you to gain exposure to our diverse client base and play a key role advising on a variety of major domestic and cross-border deals.


You will be empowered to grow and develop at each stage of your career through our tailored learning & development programs. The Transaction Solutions team has a long and distinguished  track record of guiding several lawyers into partnership and in assisting other lawyers  to secure leading international and local engagements both in private practice or in-house roles.


You will also experience world class skills training, guided by a dedicated mentor and supervisor. We have had several Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 M&A Award winners and nominees in our team.  This demonstrates the investment we make in our junior lawyers and the great experience they receive working on a diverse range of deals for our high profile clients.


More About You


We welcome applications from lawyers who have:


  • 4-5 years' experience within Public and/or Private M&A and Corporate Advisory
  • Private practice experience, gained at a reputable law firm in Australia or overseas
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Strong technical ability and drafting skills
  • 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.



About the Firm


MinterEllison is renowned as one of Asia Pacific's leading legal and consulting practices. What sets us apart is that we are driven by a strong sense of purpose: we endeavour to build authentic and enduring relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. Through our leading-edge innovation and our collaborative legal and consulting specialists, MinterEllison is redefining the boundaries of what it means to be a law firm.


Who We Are

We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results. This is why we offer agile and alternative working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer up to 20 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership – all with no minimum tenure.


We are recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


How To Apply

We prefer to connect with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Nicole St John, Resourcing Lead at [email protected] for a confidential discussion.


Brisbane, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent