Energy Commercial and Regulatory Law - Associate or Senior Associate



Location: Melbourne 


Contract Type: Permanent 


MinterEllison is one of Australia’s largest law firms, with nearly 200 years of business history.  We're known for our legal and consulting expertise - and for our inclusive and authentic character.


Our purpose is to create sustainable value with our clients, people and communities.  That means we have a proud history of providing excellence to clients, nurturing our people and giving back to the communities in which we live and work.


We value excellence, curiosity and collaboration.  Clients rely on us for our responsive, commercial approach.  Our clients include government departments and agencies, private and publicly listed companies, and small and large businesses in Australia and overseas.  


As a highly valued employee we will also provide you with a wide range of benefits. To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser


Our Energy and Resources Team


MinterEllison is currently offering an opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to work as part of our national Energy and Resources team, sitting within our Commercial & Regulatory group in Melbourne. This role will have a primary focus working on cutting-edge energy projects for both public and private sector clients.


Your role


Working with a group of highly specialised senior lawyers and partners you will assist clients in achieving their policy and business objectives within Australia's energy regulatory framework. Your role will be varied and challenging, including advising on the implementation of major government and commercial projects, drafting complex contracts and advising on the application of and compliance with Australia's energy laws. This is an ideal opportunity to be involved in a range of interesting and intellectually stimulating matters.


As a lawyer in this team you will be working with both government and corporate clients. These clients trust MinterEllison with their biggest and most complex matters. You will be part of a team, collaborating across practice areas and across offices, as well as working with individuals who are recognised as leaders in their field.


To be successful in this role you will have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a desire to learn quickly and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Regulatory lawyers with an interest in energy law are encouraged to apply.


What you need


We welcome applications from candidates with:

  • At least four years post admission experience in commercial and regulatory work (including contract drafting and regulatory advice);
  • Experience in and long term interest in working on energy projects;
  • The ability to drive a matter forward autonomously where appropriate; and
  • A client-focussed approach and the ability to build strong working relationships with clients, colleagues and peers.


Why MinterEllison


We offer flexible working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership - all with no minimum tenure.


We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders (including trans or gender diverse), LGBTQ+ people, those with carer responsibilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people .


How to apply


We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV by clicking on the 'Apply' button. We encourage all applications, including if you do not meet the criteria listed for the role. Your application will also enable us to consider you for other opportunities that may be available at MinterEllison.


If you would like further information, require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or for a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected].


Melbourne, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent