Junior Legal Counsel - Financial Services (2-4yrs)
9-12m Fixed-Term Contract
One of Australia's largest, leading lending institutions
About Our Client
RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR A JUNIOR LAWYER TO JOIN A GROWING AND DYNAMIC IN-HOUSE TEAM AT A LEADING FINANCIAL SERVICES INSTITUTION
Our client is one of Australia's largest, leading retail lending institutions servicing thousands of customers nationwide.
This a 9-12m fixed-term contract role in a busy and fast-paced in-house team based in the Sydney CBD!
Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel you will be involved in providing legal services to the business on a range of matters relating to:
o National Consumer Credit Code;
o Australian Competition and Consumer Act;
o General corporate law;
o Banking law;
o Franchising law and the Franchising Code of Conduct;
o Employment law; and
o Intellectual Property law.
In addition you will:
- Assist and provide advice to various business stakeholders on legal aspects of their defined areas, playing an integral role in the ongoing success of the organisation, including interpreting legal documentation and advising on the most appropriate course of action.
Use legal expertise to assist the Senior Legal Counsel and business stakeholders to manage risk through provision of timely, accurate and practical legal advice.
Manage outside counsel and legal costs focusing on reducing external legal spend, improving service levels and quality of advice.
Review, draft, analysis and negotiate contracts and commercial agreements.
Interact with all business units in the organisation on various legal matters, including providing legal support on new projects, incidents, business initiatives, acquisitions, regulatory change and improvements to systems and products.
Assist in the strengthening relationships with key regulators, government agencies and industry bodies, ACCC, ASIC, AFCA and MFAA.
Assist in the development and improvement legal function and infrastructure to maximise efficiency and business support.
Assist the Company Secretary with the compliance of its statutory and regulatory obligations.
Supporting the Company Secretary in all aspects of corporate governance.
The Successful Applicant
- An admitted solicitor with a NSW Practicing Certificate and a minimum of 2 years' PQE
- Prior experience and a general knowledge of Retail banking law, general corporate/commercial law, dispute resolution, mediation and negotiation skills and corporate governance
- Excellent communication skills
- Willingness to be involved in a variety of matters
- Attention to detail
- Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced environment
What's on Offer
Rare opportunity for a junior lawyer to experience the in-house world and gain some great new skills and expertise in a diverse range of matters