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Head of Legal (Maternity Leave Cover)

In-House Commercial - Sydney - 6 days ago
Salary: Enquire
Period: Permanent / Full Time

Job Summary:

Head of Legal role with an ASX-listed organisation. Rare opportunity to lead a legal function.


The Company
Beacon Legal has partnered with an ASX-listed organisation seeking a Head of Legal on a fixed term contract of between 6 - 9 months. The contract will cover the current Head of Legal's period of maternity leave.
The company is a well known entity in the technology and software solutions market.
The Opportunity
This is a great opportunity for a senior commercial, corporate and/or technology lawyer to manage the company's Australian legal function. You'd be leading a team of three lawyers and working closely with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver legal advice and drive commercial outcomes. The role will include:
  • Drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements relevant to the company's day-to-day operations;
  • Developing relationships with key senior business leaders (both in Australia and overseas);
  • Advising the company on any relevant regulatory requirements;
  • Providing general advice in relation to technology, IP and employment law issues;
  • Assisting the company with dispute resolution management and litigation;
  • Overseeing and managing the company's engagement with external legal counsel;
  • Managing and training junior lawyers in the team.
The Requirements
The successful candidate will be an experienced lawyer looking to work closely with the business and provide an effective and reliable legal service at the senior level. Key criteria includes:
  • Admission as a solicitor in Australia;
  • At least 10+ years' PQE in corporate, commercial or technology law;
  • Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills;
  • Ideally some exposure to company secretarial work;
  • A proven ability to quickly develop relationships with key senior stakeholders and act as a trusted legal advisor.
If this role sounds like it might be of interest, apply now or reach out to Matthew Edwards at
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