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Legal Counsel (Wealth Management)

In-House Financial Services - Sydney - 4 weeks ago
Salary: 140000 - 180000 + bonus
Period: Permanent / Full Time

Job Summary:

Opportunity for a lawyer to join a growing Australian wealth management company.

Key Points:

Report directly to a fantastic General Counsel.
Strong salary on offer for the right candidate.
Convenient Sydney CBD location.


The Company
We’re working with an emerging Australian wealth management business. In a short time frame, the company has established itself as one of the leading specialist private wealth management businesses in the market. The company is at a really exciting point in its growth phase, and the need to hire a Legal Counsel is a direct reflection of the growth of the business.

The Role
The Legal Counsel role reports directly to the company’s General Counsel – a fantastic leader who takes a lot of pride in the development and support of his staff. The role will involve, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Providing legal advice in relation to the laws governing the regulation of financial services in Australia, including AML/CTF, privacy and wealth management laws specifically.
  • Engaging in more ‘general’ commercial work including the review of various commercial contracts, advising on employment law issues, data protection and IP and corporate governance.
  • Identifying any key risks to the business and raise them with the appropriate team internally.
  • Providing legal training to the business as required.
  • Engaging with external law firms and ensuring that those firms provide a streamlined and efficient service to the legal team.
  • Juggling multiple stakeholder relationships (including executive level relationships) and often acting as the first point of contact for any issues that the business may raise.

The Requirements
The successful candidate will be a qualified Australian or NZ lawyer with the following attributes:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a similar role, either in the corporate or financial services team at a reputable law firm or in an in-house role with a reputable financial services company.
  • Experience in financial services regulation, wealth management, AML/CTF or Corps Act issues is highly advantageous.
  • A demonstrable ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proven time management skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills and an ability to distil complex legal concepts into simple, commercial advice.
  • A willingness to work as part of a high performing team.

If this role sounds of interest, please apply or get in touch with Matthew Edwards for a confidential discussion on +61 406 809 995. CV’s can also be emailed directly to

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