$160000 - $250000 per annum
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Eugena Gong
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about 2 months ago
The Role and the Organisation:

Our client is one of the world's leading wholesale banks, with more than a decade’s operation in Australia. This is a critical role managing all legal matters across the branches in Australia including Banking & Finance, general commercial and regulatory matters. This role will collaborate with the senior management team and business leaders from all business lines and provide sound legal advice.


  • Act as the 1IC and centre point of contact for all corporate legal services, managing one junior counsel.
  • Provision of legal advice and services, including:
    • Design, implement and manage Branch Legal policy and procedures;
    • Design and implement standard processes and forms for requesting legal advice and services;
    • Maintain precedent library and register of advice and services provided;
    • Internal legal reporting and management reporting;
    • Legal case management;
    • Legal issues escalation and resolution.
    • Monitor legislative changes and broadcast as required.
  • External legal liaison, including:
    • Manage protocols on the engagement of external lawyers;
    • Manage and make recommendations on the Branch’s external Legal Panel;
    • Review advice and services provided by external lawyers and act accordingly.
  • Monitor and report on the level of legal compliance and effectiveness of those internal controls.
  • Manage all legal and statutory notices received by the Branch.
  • Provide legal advice on new products, services and special projects.
  • Provide legal advice on transactions / deals on a limited basis.
  • Draft, review and maintain standard documentations and general agreements for the Branch.
  • Provide litigation and insurance support.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • • 8+ years of PQE experience preferably in Banking & Financial Services.
  • • Tertiary qualifications in Legal and a current Australian Practicing Certificate (unrestricted)is essential.
  • • Experience in drafting, advising and negotiating various types of banking & general commercial contracts is essential.
  • • Experience as a lawyer in private practice and/or financial institution advising on banking and finance matters in Australia is essential, with a preference for wholesale corporate and institutional lending experience.
  • • Sound working knowledge in legal and regulatory requirements applicable to foreign ADIs is essential.
  • • Ability to balance business needs with the provision of legal advice.
  • • Chinese (Mandarin) language skill is advantageous.

For further information on this role or to confidentially apply, please contact Eugena Gong on 02 8227 9200 or apply directly via the Apply for this job buttonOnly WORD FORMAT CVs will be accepted.