Senior Associate – Corporate Regulatory


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Brisbane, 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 financial services regulatory practice, a part of the Corporate team, is looking for a Senior Associate. Clients will include some of Australia’s largest financial institutions and financial services businesses, as well as some of the most innovative Fintechs entering the market. 

You will work closely with leading regulatory practitioners in a team lead by Samantha O’Brien who heads this practice and is the Head of our Insurance Sector in Australia. You will be part of one of the largest corporate practices in the world. DLA Piper is ranked #1 for global M&A by deal count for the past 13 years with dedicated lawyers working across key global jurisdictions. 

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.
The successful candidate will need to be a dynamic, and motivated person with at least 4 years PQE experience. You will be a highly effective communicator and a team player. It will be necessary that you are experienced in advising clients across all facets of the key financial services regimes (AFS, ACL AML and APRA regulation), and supporting the delivery of commercial and M&A mandates for finance services clients. Preferred candidates will have deep experience in the insurance/risk and payments sectors, ideally, with exposure to advice to Fintech and Insurtech clients. 

The team is based in Brisbane, but the role can be performed in any of our east coast offices. 

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 Laywer or 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.