Investment Management and Funds – Senior Associate


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Sydney, Australia

The role

DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future, which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development. 

That’s our commitment. This is your opportunity. 

DLA Piper’s Investment Management & Funds (IM&F) practice is growing, and we are looking for a Senior Associate or Associate on the cusp of promotion with experience and interest to grow their career specifically in the area of investment funds, asset management and financial services law. 

Your role will involve working closely with the team on a diverse range of transactional and advisory work, both locally and internationally. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in the strategic development and growth of the IM&F practice and business development planning, with the support of a talented group of lawyers.

You will work closely with each of the 3 senior Partners in the IM&F Australian team. You will also be part of one of the largest investment management and funds practices in the world, with dedicated lawyers working across key global jurisdictions team. DLA Piper is ranked #1 for global M&A by deal count for the past 13 years and has one of the largest investment management and funds practices in the world, with dedicated lawyers working across key global jurisdictions. We’re the market-leading practice for investor representation and the only firm ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global, USA and UK for investor representation on both sides of the Atlantic. We have more lawyers rated by Chambers for our investor representation work than any other law firm in the world.

In Australia, our vision is to be the #1 global law firm in funds, leveraging our strength and market profile as leaders in the field. The 3 Australian IM&F partners are recognised as leading practitioners in investment funds, working for top tier clients on the most complex matters. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced funds lawyer who is seeking personal and career development within a truly global firm with clear focus on the investment management industry. 

You will also have access to our DLA Piper Career Academies, an award-winning international development forum designed to cultivate high performance and support your career goals.


  • Work across a range of funds formation and transactional work, including cross border investments
  • Transaction support on deals focussing on real assets sectors including PE, energy/renewables, debt, real estate and infrastructure
  • Provide high quality advice to a broad range of blue-chip global and domestic asset management clients
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships
  • Mentor junior lawyers in the team
  • Assist with business development and the strategic development of the practice


  • 5+ years PQE with experience within funds at a leading firm
  • Excellent analytical, technical and drafting skills
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Outstanding academics

The successful candidate will need to be an engaging, and highly motivated individual with exceptional academic achievements. At DLA Piper, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

If you’re a high performing Senior Associate, ready to take the next step in your career, we want to hear from you. Be part of a team that thrives on complex challenges and delivering exceptional results. We’re trusted advisors, innovators and game changers and now, we’re asking you to join us and be part of our success.

Together, we can make business better. Apply now and be part of our future.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.