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Senior Counsel (Litigation)

Litigation - Sydney - 4 weeks ago
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Period: Permanent / Full Time

Job Summary:

Our client is a well established innovative financial services brand, with a global footprint, looking for an experienced commercial litigator.

Description:

The Role
A rare position has become available for a top tier commercial litigator looking to either make their first move in-house, or for someone looking to develop their in-house career further, with a broader, fast paced brand.
  
The work on offer is broad, but in general, your day-to-day tasks will include
  
  • Working closely with the legal leadership team on a specific litigious matter that is ongoing;
  • Manage and oversee day-to-day litigious matters concerning two business streams;
  • Gain exposure to non-litigious work, assisting with a broad range of commercial, marketing, tech, and supplier agreements on an ad hoc basis;
  • Assist the Compliance team on regulatory legal issues, and work with non-legal stakeholders to understand regulatory reforms and their potential impacts for the business;
  • Advising on all aspects of legal liability, and risk management;
  • Engaging with, and managing external law firms from a cost and work-flow perspective;
  • Providing broad legal advice to the business across all business functions (finance, IT, HR etc).
  • Working closely with the wider business in APAC, and Senior Management to deliver regional objectives.
  
About You
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Australia;
  • At least 4PQE gained from a top tier private practice team or in a similar in-house role, ideally with a commercial litigation team;
  • Ability to manage and prioritise key tasks;
  • A demonstrable ability to form and develop valuable internal stakeholder relationships;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment;
  • Time management skills and the ability to prioritise key tasks is essential;
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral);
  • A willingness to work as part of a collegiate and collaborative team.
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