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Careers at mdp

Working at mdp is both challenging and rewarding. Our team is fortunate to work with great clients on exciting and diverse projects, many of which involve an international component.

Every member of our team is committed to and passionate about our areas of practice, and to providing exceptional advice and assistance to our clients. Our advisors are commercially-minded, inquisitive, proactive, genuine and personable.

Staff benefits at mdp include:

  • health assessments and flu shots;
  • continuing professional development programme;
  • associated professional memberships and practising certificate fees;
  • remote network access for legal staff;
  • weekly staff drinks; and
  • social events and functions.

Open Positions

Corporate & Commercial Senior Associate Role – 5-8 years PAE

  • Full time or part time position (min 3 days per week)
  • Broad corporate/commercial Senior Associate role
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Contemporary CBD firm
  • Exciting, diverse client base
  • Client relationship management responsibilities
  • Newly created fulltime role
  • Excellent work/life balance

About the Role

mdp Law is seeking a personable senior applicant with corporate and commercial experience to fill an important Senior Associate role in our firm. This is a newly created position, as an additional Senior Associate is required for this rapidly growing practice. This new position requires a candidate with a proactive personality, excellent drafting skills, and demonstrated commercial acumen and ability to foster and develop client relationships.

The role will see you working within an experienced IP and commercial team in a collegiate environment on a variety of matters, conducting work such as the following:

  • conducting corporate and commercial advisory work;
  • drafting and negotiating all manner of commercial contracts;
  • business structuring and related advisory work;
  • advising on corporate compliance including the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  • drafting and negotiating shareholder and unitholder agreements, joint venture agreements, distribution and marketing agreements and occasionally, franchise agreements;
  • acting in business sales and acquisitions, including conducting due diligence investigations and drafting key transaction agreements;
  • advising on intellectual property issues, in particular, assisting clients with intellectual property commercialisation, including advising on and drafting licence agreements; and
  • capital raising advisory work including compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth);
  • drafting capital raising documents including information memorandums;
  • business development for the firm; and
  • mentoring and training junior lawyers.

Experience in one or more of the following areas would also be an advantage but not essential:

  • trusts;
  • succession planning;
  • wills and estates;
  • property and leasing; and
  • litigation.

Working with a friendly and talented team, you will have both the autonomy of conducting your own files and the experience of collaborating with other team members on larger transactions. For the right candidate, there is a genuine opportunity for career progression, and you will receive ongoing professional development support and training from the firm’s Partners.

Other qualities we value:

  • a high degree of independence balanced with excellent teamwork skills;
  • a commercial mindset and inquisitive approach;
  • strong oral and written communication skills; and
  • strong leadership and mentoring.

Core skills

We are interested in hearing from you if you have:

  • 5-8 years PAE in the above areas of law;
  • strong file and time management skills;
  • good commercial drafting skills;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills; and
  • a commercially astute focus, aimed at balancing clients’ legal obligations with their commercial objectives;
  • proven experience in leading and mentoring junior lawyers; and
  • above all, an open mindset and willingness to work on a broad variety of matters and legal areas.

What to expect from us

  • become part of a highly regarded, dynamic and friendly team;
  • career progression opportunities;
  • exciting and stimulating client caseload;
  • the opportunity to work independently;
  • access to business development support;
  • extensive CPD program; and
  • salary commensurate with your experience.


If you are keen to take the next step in your career and accelerate your development please submit your application via seek by COB 26 July 2017, and addressed to Ms Dianne McDonald, Practice Manager.

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