Lack of marketing budget / or the support to build your own?
Here, sector specialisations are encouraged. Essentially, if you’ve got an aptitude and interest in something and it can be developed. The global resourcing that can be put behind your marketing and business development initiatives are enviable.
There are direct examples that can be given where Perth fee earners, even those at sub-Senior Associate level, are being recognised globally for their niche expertise. You will align with two partners at capacity; they want the new ranks to build.
There is a dedication there about bringing up the next generation. Atypically for Perth, the majority of the partners are in their 30s or 40s, with a couple of senior heads around when needed. With a global equity pool the final destination, this is both an achievable and lucrative option if you have ambitions for partnership.
While you develop your own, they have ample deals for your attention. Listed (ASX, TSX, London markets) mergers and capital raising deals. Resources and energy sectors will dominate – expect significant lines from emerging markets. Schemes of arrangement, back-door listings, and off-market takeovers have all featured.
4+ years’ PAE in corporate law, with a listed M&A and capital markets line. Ideally you have had SA conversion already however those knocking on the door are encouraged to get in touch.