Senior Lawyer - Corporate Energy & Resources

This is a rewarding opportunity for an experienced commercial lawyer to take a step up in their career and join an agile, leading team with an international focus. 


Location: Sydney 


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.


Who we are

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.


How we 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 an extensive range of wellbeing, recognition & benefits offerings.  To view our benefits, please copy this link into your browser 


Our Team

Our Project Solutions team is a multidisciplinary team that sits within our broader Capital Markets & Corporate business line and is recognised as an industry leading practice offering integrated solutions across the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.


The team are regularly engaged to act for government, domestic and global clients with respect to complex energy and resources projects, M&A, infrastructure, foreign investment, licensing, regulatory approvals and compliance, and energy industry-specific transactions such as power purchase, supply, infrastructure access, distribution and trading agreements. 


Your Role

Due to an increase in deal flow and a strong pipeline of work, we are looking for an experienced senior associate to join our industry leading Projects practice in Sydney. You will work closely with partners Bryn Davis and Adam Handley in their resources focussed M&A and project practice that spans both the east and west coast of Australia with their domestic and international client base. You will enjoy working on a fascinating variety of high value transactions and matters, including advising on M&A deals, investment and capital raisings, procurement, joint ventures and regulatory regimes.


Given the diverse client base, and its client focussed practice, flexible and agile working arrangements are embraced in this team.  You would also have access to other senior practitioners across our nationally collaborative team, with access to a supportive network of lawyers and paralegals.


You will enjoy a clear, structured path for senior progression opportunities. Our partners will support and guide your career development, enabling you to build your professional brand, team leadership and client skills through our tailored L&D programs.


More About You

We welcome applications from lawyers who have:


  • 6+ years' post admission experience in Corporate / M&A, ideally within the Energy & Resources sector;
  • Strong communication, technical drafting and problem solving skills;
  • Team player attitude and ability to mentor junior team members;
  • Demonstrated ability to form enduring relationships with peers, clients and fellow advisers;
  • Resilience and a commitment to provide exceptional levels of service to our local and international client base.





An inclusive culture

Our culture attracts key inclusion awards.  We are recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working.  We offer 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 welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


Excellence, curiosity and collaboration

We foster growth and development in our people so we can continue to make excellence the hallmark of everything we do, drive market-leading innovation and harness the power of working together.  Our learning programs will help you build the skills of tomorrow, today.




We prefer to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below.


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


Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team.  All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent