Legal | Sydney

Legal Counsel (Part-time 3-4 days a week)

About the Role

This is a great opportunity for an energetic, experienced and hands-on Legal Counsel to join a secure, long-established and growing Fintech, with a blue-chip banking customer base.

Reporting to the CFO and based in North Sydney, this is a newly created part-time role covering the Australian and NZ businesses. The successful candidate will work closely with the sales team, shared services and the business units in order to:

  • Provide expert legal advice and management of complex commercial and regulatory requirements of customers
  • Act as a trusted advisor in helping to structure contractual arrangements with customers to manage risk, whilst satisfying customer requirements and maximising company returns
  • Establish and negotiate pre-contractual arrangements with customers and partners (e.g., NDA’s, teaming/mobilisation agreements, POC agreements).
  • Review and contribute to supply agreements, plus assist with responses to proposals, whether RFI’s, RFP’s or compliance-related questionnaires
  • Build and maintain strong, well documented databases, processes, internal reporting (e.g., contract status and risk reporting, internal SLA tracking) and governance frameworks around contracts
  • Counsel and educate the broader team of the changing legal and regulatory requirements
  • Engage and managed external experts as required within agreed budgets.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Law
  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience, qualified to practice in Australia, with in-house corporate and commercial law experience
  • Preferably experience working in a sector that is heavily regulated such as Fintech, technology and/or banking and financial services
  • Proven track record of drafting and negotiating commercial agreements and advising on a broad range of legal, commercial and regulatory issues
  • Strong technical legal skills together with demonstrated commercial judgement
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and influence effectively across all levels of the organisation
  • Analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills to identify potential areas of dispute and advise and implement appropriate strategies for timely resolution.

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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