Elnaz Nikibin

Elnaz Nikibin

Graduate Lawyer

The facts

  • I studied a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Politics and Anthropology) and a Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University.
  • I decided to work for Gilbert + Tobin due to its commercial reputation and pro bono opportunities.
  • During my clerkship I rotated through the Corporate Transactions (Corporate Advisory) and the Competition + Regulation teams.

The experience

  • The best thing about my clerkship experience was breaking into the commercial world, learning directly from senior lawyers and making great friends.
  • The proudest moment of my career so far was travelling to the central desert in WA to meet with Aboriginal communities as a Gilbert + Tobin representative.
  • If I was Managing Partner of Gilbert + Tobin I would not change the culture. It is open, relaxed and innovative, which makes life as a summer clerk, graduate and lawyer enjoyable and exciting.
  • I think the culture, the outstanding reputation and the firm’s genuine commitment to pro bono work makes Gilbert + Tobin stand out amongst other law firms.

The insights

  • The last book I read was The Kite Runner.
  • If I was going back to uni now I’d study a language – probably German.
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