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Commercial Lawyer 2-4 PAE

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job Title: Commercial Lawyer 2-4 PAE
engagement: Permanent
location: Canberra
position: lawyer
reference: 3182309
contact email:
contact name: Kirra Gaskell
job Published: 09 Dec 2020
closing Date: 18 Mar 2021

Job Description

  • Leading National Firm
  • Dynamic Close-knit Team of Lawyers
  • Career-Defining Work
  • Canberra Based Appointment

Our client is a highly respected national law firm with a proven history of successful growth along Australia's eastern seaboard.

It is an Employer of Choice and one that can confidently lay claim to its inclusive and collaborative culture, together with senior management that embraces workplace flexibility and a long list of employee benefits.


Strategic and well-conceived growth of 10-15% is being rolled out for each of their offices which is underpinned by the sustained need for additional resources to service increasing client demand in key areas of practice.

This particular role is for their Canberra Office and will work closely with a Partner who specialises in International Commerce Law. This is a Partner who is lauded as one of the best technical advisers in this space globally, and has also been recognised by various peer reviews and prestigious legal publications.

The role will suit a General Commercial and Business Lawyer of 2-4 years PAE who has a genuine interest in International Commerce Law. Whilst practical experience in Commercial Law would be well-regarded, the quality of your foundation skills will be advanced and honed through strong mentoring program.
Working in the International Commerce Team will see you exposed to cross-border and international issues including but not limited to:
  • regulatory advice and compliance;
  • safeguard measures and quarantine;
  • international product control and tariffs;
  • advising on government policies and procedures;
  • subsidies and countervailing issues;
  • investment approvals across multiple countries and jurisdictions;
  • international business transactions - establishment of the relevant entity, financing arrangements to commercial contracting and international dispute resolution.
In this role you will work with clients such as major Australian companies and NGOs, large multinationals, foreign exporters and foreign governments and their agencies. 
Our client has been recognised for its positive and comprehensive approach to supporting (women’s and men’s) gender equality in the workplace. They provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to support your professional development and wellbeing including: Flexible work arrangements and a positive, encouraging work environment; Modern and contemporary offices, Health benefits such as vaccinations, weekly personal training, fruit box delivery and support for sporting events; Comprehensive leadership development and opportunity for career progression; Paid parental leave as well as Paid study. 

At Law Staff we offer all Lawyers a Lounge room, Zoom or FaceTime meeting for a relaxed confidential discussion, allowing you to comfortably provide us an understanding of your skills as well as ideals around your next role. We are full in our disclosure and by the end of the meeting you will be provided with a detailed profile on this role and other opportunities for you to research at your leisure. To request a confidential meeting, please click APPLY and upload your Profile. Alternatively quote Ref: CPL20201710 and email your Resume to either:
  • Kirra Gaskell - 
If this role is not entirely suitable then we would still enjoy the opportunity of hearing from you. We often work on roles that are not advertised, with a range of positions across private practice and in-house.  
Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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