Legal Counsel



Work with Heads of Business & leadership teams | 5 years' broad banking & securities law experience preferred Your new company Hays Legal have partnered with a global investment bank as they look to add a Legal Counsel to their team of 10 Lawyers. This organisation operates in an interesting and dynamic international financial services environment and is seen as a leader in their field. The organisation is dynamic, collaborative, has a strong focus on CSR and sustainability initiatives and has strong retention of staff.

Your new role This role will support the Securities Services Business across Australia and New Zealand. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Negotiating and establishing agreements with new clients or managing deals with existing clients; Providing regulatory advice on the financial services landscape, including on new products and services; Drafting contracts with sub-custodians and other service providers, including IT vendors; Assisting with PDS review, legal disclaimers, incident reports and document management; Reporting to Head of Legal and various Committees; Working with the business and legal team to establish best practice. What you'll need to succeed Australian legal qualifications and a current Australian practicing certificate; 5-8 years' legal experience in the financial services sector from either a leading tier law firm or another financial institution; Previous experience with banking and securities is preferred; Maturity, operational and commercial judgement, and proven experience building positive working relationships with business teams.

What you'll get in return You will get the opportunity to work with a phenomenal legal team who are extremely collegiate, supportive and high-performing. This organisation values the importance of flexibility and work-life balance. Successful candidates will also have access to industry leading training and the opportunity for international secondments down the track.

What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV (in MS word format), or email

au or call Caitlin on (02) 9049 6961 now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. LHS 297508 2376280.

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17 May 2020


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