Director, Legal

November 10, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: Mahlab
Full time

  • Melbourne based high profile organisation
  • Broad transactions and derivatives
  • Extensive Interaction with the Business

Our client is a highly respected organisation which undertakes investment both domestically and internationally. The organisation now wishes to recruit a commercially astute lawyer at Director level to join its legal team.

Working closely with senior lawyers in the team, and reporting to the Head of Legal, you will provide high quality legal advice in relation to a broad range of transactional matters, including derivatives. You will play an integral role in the organisation’s investment, operations and other business activities and contribute to special projects and initiatives of strategic importance to the organisation.

This role has one direct report.

About the role

Your role will include:

Managing the organisation’s derivatives platform including:

-negotiating documentation in relation to over the counter and exchange traded derivatives;

-managing relationships with internal and external counsel;

-monitoring regulatory developments in this space.

Advising on public and private markets investment transactions;
Coordinating aspects of the organisation’s investment management agreements;
Engaging with and instructing local and overseas legal advisors;
Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts;

Assisting in driving continuous improvement of the Legal team function; and
Advising on broader commercial issues impacting the organisation’s operations..

About you

This is a rare and outstanding opportunity for a lawyer with 8+ years’ experience​ in the areas of investment transactions and broader corporate/commercial, who enjoys interacting with the business and having a high level of responsibility.  Those with derivatives experience will be highly regarded, though it is not a prerequisite for the role. You will have gained your experience working for a leading law firm or undertaking a similar in-house role either in Australia or overseas. You are a self-starter with a highly collaborative approach and excellent stakeholder relationship skills.

To apply, please forward your resume to our exclusively retained consultant, Nicola Phillips:

Please quote: Ref: MCNP21415.

E: [email protected]
M: 0419 568 51

Closing date: 24 November 2021

Location: Melbourne


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