Corporate M&A Partner or Dynamic SC

Location: Brisbane
Discipline: partner & special counsel
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable based on Skillset & industry Profile
Contact name: Craig Ashton-Sward

Contact email:
Job ref: CP150324
Published: 29 days ago
Join a Highly Regarded Partnership and Elevate Your Career!

This prestigious firm has established a reputation for exceptional financial performance, consistently achieving $3.5M+ per 100-point partner over the past decade. With a young and highly collaborative partnership, the firm is dedicated to continued growth and development, targeting a 20% to 30% increase in its Partner ranks in the next 12 months in their Queensland office.

The firm offers the full range of commercial solutions and has earned an excellent reputation for providing superior legal services to its corporate clients. Now, they are seeking a talented Corporate Partner with 10 to 25 years of experience to join their highly regarded corporate practice.

As a part of this esteemed firm, you will work alongside other Corporate Partners nationally, collaborating in managing and mentoring a team while serving clients on a range of matters. Your expertise will encompass:
  • Regulated and off-market mergers and acquisitions,
  • Equity capital markets,
  • Back door listings,
  • Corporate advisory,
  • Joint ventures, as well as
  • ASX and Corporations Act compliance.
While experience in all these areas is not essential, compatibility with the team will require working across the majority of these practice areas.

To excel in this role, you should possess 10-25 years of post-admission experience, with a significant portion obtained in Brisbane within a specialist M&A firm, mid-tier, or large national practice, allowing you to have a strong profile in the corporate market.

Apart from your technical skills, the firm values soft skills that drive client communication and business development. Your ability to generate additional client activities will be crucial. As a Partner (or Special Counsel), you must have the confidence to back yourself, aiming to have supervised fees of $800K to step into the Salaried Partner level role, or $1.6M as the entry point to equity.

In return for your expertise, this lateral partnership appointment offers earnings that reflect your abilities as well as what you bring to the table. Expect a remuneration package at the upper end of the market, exceeding your expectations. Entry-level Partners receive generous salaries plus bonuses based on reasonable KPIs, while Equity Partners enjoy earnings triple the industry benchmarks. This firm stands as one of Australia's most profitable practices, and its prosperity continues to grow exponentially every few years.

With Law Staff's 30 years of experience as specialist consultants to the legal profession, we have facilitated discreet moves for Partners and whole teams to specialist firms, mid-tier and top-tier practices. We provide critical intelligence on various factors, including individual profitability of relevant firms, partnership structures and equity distribution, strategic growth plans, cross-practice compatibility, historical transitions, performance expectations, as well as partnership culture. Our commitment to confidentiality ensures your interests are preserved until you decide to move forward.

Take the next steps to discuss your considerations for your next move in a relaxed, confidential setting over coffee/tea. Contact our Director & Senior Client Advisor, Craig Ashton-Sward, quoting REF: CP150324, via email at or call 0413 743 838 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days). Your anonymity can be maintained initially if preferred.