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Senior Legal Counsel

In-House Financial Services - Sydney - 1 month ago
Salary: Enquire
Period: Permanent / Full Time

Job Summary:

Senior Legal Counsel Opportunity with a leading Australian Financial Services Institution.


Why is this a great role?
What will the role of Senior Legal Counsel at a leading Australian listed bank mean for you?
You will develop your legal, banking & finance skills through exposure to a wide variety of legal tasks, providing the business units, who will rely on your expertise, with legal advice within superannuation and platforms. This role will provide learning opportunities in privacy law, data protection, WRAP Products, risk mitigation and more.
If you’re looking for a role where you will have responsibility, autonomy and the opportunity to make commercial decisions whilst providing sound legal advice, then please read on.
This company also offers top of market pay and benefits.
How will this role develop your career?
This role will provide you with exposure to a wide range of legal and privacy issues and you will have an opportunity to implement robust privacy frameworks, that will have an impactful and lasting effect on the organisation.
If you’re a Private Practice lawyer looking to broaden and deepen your skill set, or an experienced in-house lawyer looking to gain exposure and experience within privacy law and superannuation, then this opportunity will allow you to immerse yourself to an exciting area of law with a chance to provide legal advice that will lead to long lasting positive changes within the organisation.
Why do lawyers like working here?
This company is a “household name” brand. Lawyers we have placed previously tell us they get opportunities to make business decisions and influence outcomes, progression opportunities and a great work culture with reasonable hours. This organisation also prides themselves on their flexible working arrangements and strives to ensure the wellbeing and work life balance of their staff are paramount.
What work will you do?
In addition to what’s mentioned above, you will:
  • Provide expert legal advice relating to privacy law, which includes but not limited to data breaches, data protection and the SPAM Act.
  • Provide legal advice on new product development and management of the existing products on offer.
  • Responsible for providing legal advice on IDPS and super wrap structures.
  • Review client and adviser communications, which includes providing significant event notices to members and their investors.
  • Reviewing various regulated documents such as IDPS Guides and product disclosure agreements.
  • Managing potential conflicts of interests for the organisation and ensuring appropriate advice is given when conflicts arise.
What type of person will be successful?
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Australia.
  • 10 + years PQE gained within a leading financial services organisation or a renowned law firm.
  • Strong wrap platform experience dealing with superannuation and non-superannuation products and IDPS-like structures.
  • Expertise and understanding of privacy law and the Privacy Act 1988
  • Some in-house or secondment experience would be preferred.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with all levels of stakeholders.
  • Commercial mindset and a drive to deliver on high standards.
  • A willingness to work hard and take on new challenges within the legal team.
If you are interested in this role, please apply below or contact Ricky Huynh on 0424 709 651.
If this role isn’t quite right for you, but you’re interested in other roles, please get in contact. We have over 50 live roles across Sydney in both private practice and in-house. Get in touch with any of the Beacon Legal team for further details.
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