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Finance Lawyer - Sydney

Pinsent Masons
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate level lawyer to join our Finance team in Sydney.

You will work closely with senior lawyers and partners on complex debt financing arrangements. This includes documenting and closing all types of financing transactions in Australia and in international markets, covering multi-billion dollar corporate debt programs and major corporate, energy, infrastructure and real estate transactions in the APAC region.


Pinsent Masons' Banking & Finance practice has built a reputation for providing commercially astute solutions and delivering timely results with a breadth of experience across a full range of banking and restructuring disciplines. Our experience covers a broad range of industries and sectors, with a significant presence across the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Our team advises market-leading borrowers, lenders and sponsors with their debt portfolios and major transactions and is well known for handling complex multi-bank cross-border transactions, both on a secured and unsecured basis. We are a full-service banking team covering:
  • Bilateral and syndicated lending
  • Acquisition and leveraged finance
  • Debt capital markets and securitisations
  • Asset based lending, receivables finance and trade finance
  • Commercial real estate finance
  • Project finance
  • Derivatives and hedging
  • USPP, AMTN, EMTN and other capital markets financing


At Pinsent Masons we do things a bit differently, and look for high-performers who are not afraid to try new things and question the status quo.

To be successful in this role, you will also have the following skills and attributes:
  • Have at least 2 years' post-qualification experience in banking & finance law, with an appetite for a diverse work mix for excellent clients, covering real estate finance, corporate finance, capital markets, acquisition finance, asset finance and/or project finance
  • Have strong organisational skills, with the ability to assimilate information quickly and handle multiple priorities under pressure or within tight timeframes
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be interested in market developments, economic news, and the commercial rationale behind transactions
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, high-performing, collegiate team, and
  • Bring energy, passion, inclusion and empathy to the role!

About Pinsent Masons

Pinsent Masons is one of the world's leading law firms, with a rapidly growing presence in Australia built on a reputation for outstanding work for clients and genuine care for its people.

We focus on five key sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Real Estate. Our practice teams - Finance & Projects, Property, Risk Advisory Services and Transactional Services - work collaboratively across these sectors.

The result is work for blue-chip clients on the full lifecycle of vital projects and transactions that shape markets across the world.

In Australia, we are rapidly growing with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. We are well connected into our global network, which results in rewarding work and unique career opportunities.

Most importantly, we are a purpose and people led law firm.

Our purpose is to make business work better for people. That means constantly questioning how the world works and then being bold with our responses.

Our people are what drive this purpose. We want lawyers who bring their own unique experience to the firm, are constantly curious, and who meaningfully connect with their colleagues and clients. In return, we provide an environment where our lawyers can drive their development, work flexibly and learn fast.

What will we offer you?
  • We have a global reach and a local feel. With 28 offices and 2000 lawyers operating across Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, you'll be exposed to domestic, international and multi-jurisdictional high-profile work, yet be in an office where everyone knows your name.
  • We do things a bit differently. Legal services are at the core of our business, however we have diversified into other areas providing complimentary services to clients through offerings like Vario flexible services.
  • We like to be flexible. Our firm is professional and allows you to bring our whole self to work. Dress for your day and in your own style and participate in practices that support your wellbeing, mental wellness and work/life balance so that everyone can thrive at work and at home.
  • We're lots of fun and very inclusive. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to participate in, and even run, social activities, diversity and inclusion networks, and charitable initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Contact Details

If you're interested in learning more or discussing this opportunity in further detail, please contact Internal Recruitment Manager Ellie Rosenberg via

Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

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