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Senior Legal Counsel - M&a

Hays - Sydney, NSW

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Hays Legal have partnered with a leading domestic financial services organisation as they look to onboard a Senior Legal Counsel into the team. This organisation has shown strength through recent regulatory changes and pressures and is currently restructuring part of their wealth business.

Your new role

This position has arisen due to an internal move. This permanent opportunity will see you acting as the transactional legal lead for the Advice & Wealth Legal team. The role is primarily focused on M&A and restructuring matters, however from time to time, you will have the opportunity to assist with regulatory matters.

Responsibilities include;

  • Negotiating, drafting and amending agreements with partners to the business (including sale deeds, letters of comfort, deeds of release, variation deeds, restraints and other asset sale ancillary documents);
  • Providing advice on contractual arrangements;
  • Drafting purchase and sale of servicing rights contracts and franchising contracts;
  • Advising on regulatory reforms and legislative changes affecting the business;
  • Working with governance and secretarial units;
  • Working with the M&A business unit;
  • Managing external legal providers.
What you'll need to succeed
  • You will need legal qualifications and a current Australian Legal Practising Certificate;
  • 10+ years' PQE;
  • This role would suit a candidate with general corporate and/or M&A experience from either an in-house team or leading-tier firm;
  • Exposure to the financial services sector is desirable.
What you'll get in return

You will get an opportunity to work with a friendly and dynamic team in a business undergoing significant transformation. You will be able to develop skills in broader financial services law if you'd like. There is competitive remuneration on offer as well as flexible working options.

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 caitlin.crust@hays.com.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

Job ID: 2416166 o9oEMPM4975iISts

Posted Date: 29 Mar 21

Company Overview

About Hays
Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in Asia Pacific and the UK and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

Hays believes the right job can transform a person's life and the right person can transform a business. They are passionate about connecting candidates with the right job for them.

Hays operates in over 40 locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. They find permanent jobs for over 15,000 people a year and temporary and contract assignments for over 25,000 people a year and at any one time employ over 20,000 temporaries and contractors.