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Legal Counsel (Investments)

In-House Financial Services - Sydney - 18 hours ago
Salary: Enquire
Period: Permanent / Full Time

Job Summary:

Legal Counsel role with a leading Australian super fund. Focus on corporate investments.

Description:

Beacon Legal has partnered with a leading Australian superannuation provider in its search for a Legal Counsel. The role can be based in either Sydney or Melbourne.

The Company
The business is a household name in the Australian financial services market. It has developed a reputation as a leading super fund through its dedication to its members, and has been serving the Australian market for over 30 years. The company's legal team is made up of a number of high-performing lawyers, most of whom were trained in the corporate M&A teams at top-tier firms.

The Role
A role has become available for a mid-level / senior lawyer to join the business as a Legal Counsel, reporting directly to the company's General Counsel. The Legal Counsel will be tasked with providing support to the investments arm of the business, and will be largely transactional in nature. The day-to-day tasks will include:
  • Providing ad-hoc legal advise to the transactions management team;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating terms of various documents, including investment management agreements;
  • Engaging in commercial contract support across the business generally;
  • Provide input and recommendations on business decisions and monitor business transactions and projects;
  • Supporting the business through strategic initiatives and providing legal as well as commercial advice;
  • Providing legal training to the business as required;
  • Managing external counsel.

About You
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Australia;
  • At least 3 years PQE gained from a reputable private practice team or in a similar in-house role;
  • Experience in corporate M&A and transactional law;
  • Ability to manage and prioritise key tasks;
  • A demonstrable ability to form and maintain valuable internal stakeholder relationships;
  • Strong communication skills across all levels of staff and management;
  • An ability to manage competing deadlines in a transactional environment.
If you're interested in this position, apply directly or send an email tomatthew.edwards@beacon-legal.com.au.
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