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Aus - Per - L&DR - Associate

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Associate/Assistant
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JR-1274 Requisition #
Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a fully integrated global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working which combines the Firm's global standards with in-depth local expertise.

As well as the opportunity to work on exciting and complex matters which frequently headline the financial and business news, a role with Clifford Chance affords you the following benefits:

  • You will be working with a broad range clients and the firm's other teams and practice areas, not only in Australia, but across the globe
  • Extensive client contact, both as a part of your daily working routine and special opportunities such as providing client training and organizing client seminars
  • You will develop an unbeatable multi-disciplinary skill set as well as client facing skills whilst working with some of the best-known market leaders in their respective practice areas
  • You will benefit from a comprehensive training program in a broad range of client-focused skills
  • A highly competitive base salary, with potential for a significant bonus under the Clifford Chance bonus scheme

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice


We have one of the world's leading litigation and dispute resolution practices specialising in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation, international arbitration and regulatory investigations around the globe. Our team in Australia is one of the country's leading litigation and dispute resolution teams and has overseen many of the most complex corporate cases and arbitrations in the market in recent years. We have extensive experience across all major dispute resolution disciplines including, but not limited to, anti-corruption, arbitration, banking litigation, fraud, class actions, insolvency and restructuring and projects and construction disputes.

Skills & experience


We are seeking an Associate (3 < 5 years' PQE) to join our leading L&DR practice in Perth, working primarily under Ben Luscombe and Pat Saraceni. To be successful in this role:

  • You must have a background in commercial litigation (at the Supreme/Federal Court level) and have experience working with expert witnesses.  Class action experience including with large scale discovery (using Relativity/Ringtail) are highly desirable. Contentious regulatory and investigations experience is also highly desirable.
  • You must have the ability to work seamlessly across borders to deliver global expertise, local insight and the latest industry know-how to our clients.  Ideally you would have worked in at least one geographic market outside of Australia.
  • You have outstanding academic history and proven first-rate legal skills, combined with a strong industry reputation, excellent transactional and management skills.
  • You will enjoy working in a busy and demanding team environment and have had experience working with specialists across multiple practice groups. You will display a considerable appetite for business development, client relationship management and other commercial activities.
  • You will have a strong commitment to continuing your own professional development and be passionate about coaching and mentoring your team members who will look to you for guidance and direction.
Equal Opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. We believe that each and every one of us should experience an equality of opportunity and an equality of experience here. We are always working to develop and deliver the best and most innovative approaches to make that happen. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are therefore committed to treating all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

The firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

We have a number of initiatives and networks that support our aspiration to be the Global Law Firm of choice. These include our LGBT, Gender Parity, Ethnicity and Disability networks.

 
Agencies
 
Where possible, Clifford Chance endeavours to recruit for vacancies directly. Where agencies are required, we operate within a preferred suppliers list – as such, only agencies who have been directed to source candidates will be invited to submit an application. In accordance with Clifford Chance policy, all candidates must be uploaded directly on to our applicant tracking system as per the instructions provided by the relevant HR contact. Candidates submitted outside of this system will not be considered

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