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Sydney, New South Wales
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Perth, Western Australia
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Exciting opportunity in our Legal Team!The Commonwealth Bank Group is executing a plan to enter and disrupt the South African banking market. This will be achieved through a combination of innovative technology platforms, simple transparent and relevant customer offers, unique and differentiated partnerships and a distinctive focus on digital banking. Our strategy is one of financial inclusion – we are looking to breaking down the barriers to participation in the formal financial system. We will do this through a combination of this ultra-low cost innovative digital banking proposition together with an emphasis on financial literacy where we will deliver the knowledge and understanding that is a prerequisite to trust and participation.The purpose of the role:You will provide high value strategic legal services including advice and understanding of the banking and regulatory landscape within which the business functions, transactional work, preparation of documents, legal negotiation and representation in the International Financial Services Legal team, compliance with all banking and regulatory requirementsYou will:Perform the following tasks in manner consistent with CBA’s values of Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Service and Excellence. Our Legal Operating Principles and People Capabilities will be at the forefront of what you do including Customer Focus, Team & Culture, Continuous Improvement, Effective Communication, Judgement and Drive Results.Work closely with the Head of Legal South Africa to develop and maintain a detailed understanding of and expertise in the Group's legal practices.Work closely with the broader IFS Legal team and the South African business to appropriately manage legal risk.Apply this knowledge to provide high value strategic advice, including for significant and complex matters.Provide accurate, timely, commercial advice in plain English.Ensure deadlines are strictly adhered to.Be accountable for customer service outcomes and key relationships with members of the business.Take a leadership position on key matters and be a key influencer that is trusted by the business.Consistently display behaviours that encourage productive working relationships and a strong performance culture.Manage the work flows of this role by appropriately prioritising work and the assignment of tasks.What will make you successful?Law degree and admission in relevant jurisdiction (namely South Africa)Substantial (10+ years) comprising banking and financial services, regulatory, commercial and banking law and financial services regulations experience in negotiating, drafting and vetting commercial agreements including software, technology, digital services and Intellectual Property transactions and agreementsSound understanding of South African banking and financial services market, regulatory and compliance matters, ICT, Data Privacy and IP law (including commercial arrangements, copyright, patents and trademarks), associated regulatory and compliance matters and issues arising across digital channels including social mediaExposure in reviewing and negotiation of agreements with suppliers on a global levelAbility to demonstrate a high level of commercial acumenStrong interpersonal skills and ability to build and manage relationshipsDemonstrated judgement in identifying and managing emerging issuesStrong interest in understanding and contributing to the strategic objectives of the businessDemonstrated plain English verbal and written communication skillsBroad risk management (including regulatory and compliance) and corporate governance experienceHighly developed organisational skills follow- through and the ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlinesAbility to convey legal advice clearly and effectivelyWe are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role, supporting diversity. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
YOUR OPPORTUNITY:As Legal Counsel, Acquisitions and Divestments (A&D), your primary role will be to provide legal counsel as specialist in the A&D area within the Mineral Land Department. You will utilize your strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and the ability to work independently in an ever-changing team environment. This position is based in Calgary, AlbertaCOMPETITIVE SALARY - STOCK OPTIONS - STOCK SAVINGS PLAN - ANNUAL BONUSES - BENEFITSHOW WILL YOU MAKE YOUR MARK?Reporting to the Supervisor, Legal Counsel, Acquisitions and Divestments, the A&D Legal Counsel responsibilities as a specialist in this field are:• D raft and negotiate appropriate sale agreements, using Canadian Natural precedents as a basis combined with the summarized terms in Letter of Intent• N egotiate and resolve all outstanding issues with legal counsel and/or representatives of the other party with respect to title, environmental, Right of First Refusals(ROFRs), financial, operational matters etc. as required to finalize the Purchase and Sale agreements and facilitate closing• M aintain a comprehensive and broad knowledge of regulations and statutes, terms and conditions, representations and warranties in agreements and operational matters, as they pertain to A&D• R eview title documents for due diligence purposes on both acquisition and disposition lands and to remedy title on Canadian Natural lands• R eview all ancillary documentation for closing including, land, facility, unit, marketing, and surface documents • I dentify lands, ROFRs and third parties • Prepare ROFR notices and notify appropriate parties; monitor ROFR notices and any contractual obligations under the agreements to ensure closing conditions are met• D istribute closing documents to third parties and resolve post-closing issues as needed• C oordinate the closing efforts of the A&D team to facilitate closing• C ommunicate closing dates and issues with internal staff to facilitate closingQUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor of Laws Degree and be eligible to be admitted to the Law Society of Alberta. • Minimum three to ten years of experience in A&D transaction work• Experience with reviewing and drafting purchase and sale agreements, negotiating terms, and meeting multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment is essential• Expertise in: o MS Word, spreadsheet applications and QBLM (or similar land database)To see related Legal Services roles at CNRL, visit: www.cnrl-careers.com/jobs/Legal-Services About Canadian Natural At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.Salary: . Date posted: 11/10/2017 03:00 PM
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Australian Unity is a national health, wealth and living organisation with $1 billion in revenue, and provides services to more than 750,000 Australians. We are a mutual organisation with over 320,000 members and employ over 7,000 people. Our ambition is enable millions to thrive. Your roleAustralian Unity currently operates 18 retirement villages, 6 aged care facilities and a broad-ranging home and disability services business in NSW, Victoria and Queensland. An exciting opportunity has become available to join our Independent and Assisted Living team in South Melbourne as Legal Counsel. You will be employed in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, with the best of both legal worlds - working within a medium sized practice which has a close relationship with the business, while enjoying the support of a larger network of in-house lawyers and experienced staff.In this role you will become a valued member of a stable and supportive team with the opportunity to work in a broad legal practice which includes contract reviews and drafting, aged care and disability regulatory matters, reviewing marketing and consumer facing documentation, assisting with the development of governance documentation and general commercial law. In this role, your responsibilities will include: Drafting consultancy and supplier agreements Reviewing marketing and client-facing materials and documents Managing dispute and complaint resolution matters Providing timely advice to the Independent and Assisted Living business regarding the implementation of legislative changes Occasional business and property acquisitions This role may also require intermittent travel to our sites within Victoria and NSW. Please include a cover letter and CV for your application to be considered.About youReporting to one of two Senior Legal Counsels in the team, and working amongst a wider group of legal, compliance, risk and quality assurance professionals, you will be a commercially astute lawyer with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously when appropriate. Initiative and a willingness to work with people of all levels will set you up for success, as will exemplary communication, drafting, negotiation and interpersonal skills.At least four years' experience in either private legal practice or in an in-house legal team is required, along with a current practicing certificate. With a background in general commercial law or litigation, some knowledge of the aged care or retirement industry would also be desirable, but is not essential.Your environment Our company is diversified and our opportunities are expansive. We apply energy and focus to achieving goals that benefit our customers, Australian Unity and the community. With leadership programs, wellbeing benefits, performance-based rewards and a friendly work environment, we bring the best out of ourselves and each other.In returnOur culture is based on an agreed understanding that, in order to become Australia's leading wellbeing company, we all need to be bold, warm and honest in our dealings with customers, suppliers, other stakeholders and each other. This is Our Way of Being and is a core part of the experience of working at Australian Unity.Join us and thrive!
Purpose of Position The iDAS Counselling Manager is responsible for ensuring staff adhere to best practice principles in the provision of drug and alcohol services to the community and the minimisation of drug related harm.Primary responsibilities include appropriate management and co-ordination of staff, co-ordination of client care, review of clinical practice and the operational management of service processes.The Manager works closely and collaboratively with the ISHLD Drug and Alcohol Service Director to ensure appropriate leadership in clinical, financial and human resource management. Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. An eligibility list will be created for future temporary and permanent full-time and part-time positions.Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian.Selection Criteria 1. Tertiary qualification in a health related discipline, and/or demonstrated knowledge of health policy, priorities and treatment in relation to the drug and alcohol field.2. Demonstrated management experience in a health care environment.3. Proven experience in all aspects of Drug and Alcohol Treatment and its delivery.4. Strong interpersonal; written and verbal communication; and consultation skills necessary to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including health service managers, clinicians, government and non-government organisations and other external agencies.5. Demonstrated ability to motivate teams and initiate, lead and sustain change.6. Demonstrated capacity to effectively manage staff and be fiscally responsible for allocated budgets and resources.7. Demonstrated ability to write reports, briefings and other correspondence as required, high level computer literacy and ability to convey information to a range of stakeholders.8. Current unrestricted driver's licence which is valid in NSW.
Company DescriptionnullJob DescriptionIBM is a global cognitive solutions and innovation company that stands for progress. With operations in over 170 countries, IBMers around the world invent and integrate hardware, software and services into cognitive solutions to help forward-thinking enterprises, institutions and people everywhere succeed in building a smarter planet.With over 84 years history in Australia, IBM has been applying its expertise, global scope and creativity to help Australia compete in the global digital economy. We also lead the market in exporting software, services and human capital to the Asia Pacific region.By working with major government departments, large Australian companies and equipping a legion of entrepreneurs, IBM makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy. Each year, IBM creates high value jobs by investing in research and development both in metropolitan and regional Australia. Widely recognized as an employer of choice, IBM holds numerous awards for its industry-leading employment practices and policies.We are looking for an experienced Senior Lawyer who will be able to lead large transactions and advise senior management on a range of legal matters. You will review, interpret and counsel on federal, state and local laws, agency rulings, IBM policies and practices, business conduct and ethics. You will also be involved in drafting and reviewing agreements, contracts and other documents involving financial exposures. The role will also assumes additional responsibilities as assigned. Role requirementsAt least 10 years’ experience as a Lawyer Current practising certificate, NSW or other Australian state.Strong academic background.Experience in major law firm, including secondments to corporates, or a mix of law firm and in-house experience.Experience in IT (SO, Cloud, Systems Integration, As-a-Services offerings) or consulting services (vendor experience preferred).Strong commercial negotiation and drafting skills.Complex multi-party transactional experience desirable.International experiences either through working with a global firm, global corporation or overseas work experience desirable.Needs to be a strong team player and capable of working unsupervised.Dynamic, enthusiastic personality.Capable of building strong relationships with the business.Some interstate and NZ travel may be required for matters. People management experience, with strong leadership skills or potential. Commencement DateAs soon as available ReportingDominic Keegan, IBM A/NZ Regional CounselEmployed by IBM Australia Limited as a regular employeeQualificationsAt least 4 years experience in Employment LawAt least 4 years experience in Workplace relations, employment and safetyAdditional Informationnull
About Our Client Our client is a leading Australian brand who pride themselves on delivering a unique and unrivalled customer experience. As a recognised employer of choice, this organisation promotes a supportive, fast-paced and exciting work environment that encourages the progression of its team members. Job Description In this role supporting Legal Counsel, your key duties and responsibilities will include but not be subject to: Typing, email management, all correspondence, internal paperwork, screening of telephone calls, and other office duties such as collating documents, relief reception duties and arranging courier requirements. Coordinate all the requirements and preparation and distribution of documentation for all meetings. Prepare confidential documents for company presentations and discussions and collect data and compile adhoc and monthly reports for key stakeholders. Prepare and complete standard replies to correspondence. Document accurate minutes at meetings and distribute minutes of the meeting in a timely manner to all relevant parties. Perform other related and compatible duties as required from time to time. Prepare and complete all travel requirements for the Legal Counsel and other employees. Use automated office systems to facilitate room bookings, purchase requisitions and capital appropriation requests to meet office requirements and work deadlines. Co-ordinate and maintain email requirements for the Legal Counsel. Evaluate, develop and implement administrative support procedures in order to maximise and maintain administrative efficiency and standards throughout the organisation. The Successful Applicant The ideal candidate for this role will have minimum 3-5 years' experience in a similar role, preferably with a legal background. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to employ initiative to prioritise and to work independently on a diverse range of projects. You will have a strong knowledge of the MS office Suite and have confidence picking up new systems. Furthermore, given the need for extensive client liaison, you will be professionally presented and a highly motivated individual who thrives in a challenging work environment. What's on Offer Competitive salary package. Full time permanent position. Unique opportunity to gain experience working with a well-known Australian brand.
**Business Line** Support/Cross Services **Position Title** Corporate Counsel- Part Time Australia - Western Australia Perth **Job Summary** An exciting 12 month contract role has become available in our Perth office for a mid-level to senior lawyer with 8+ years PAE to join our legal team. Reporting to the Chief Counsel you will be a critical part of North West Australian (Queensland/WA) legal team. The role will be focused on negotiating major transactions for a large multinational engineering consultancy firm, managing disputes, providing ad-hoc legal advice and handling general corporate matters. AECOM works on some of the largest and most significant infrastructure projects around Australia and globally, including design and construct projects, alliances and public private partnerships. As a lawyer in the North West Australian legal team, you will assume an integral role in AECOM delivering these major projects and achieving its corporate goals. You will be working with driven professionals across various end-markets who are industry leaders and passionate about being a part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world. Your main responsibilities will include: * Reviewing request for tender and expression of interest documentation * Advising on the acceptability of proposed contract terms * Negotiating with external clients and vendors regarding contractual, legal and commercial issues * Reviewing contract conditions and participating in the preparation of commercial strategies for key proposals * Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, policies and procedures * Managing disputes including liaising with AECOM’s external legal advisors **Minimum Requirements** * Admission to practice in Western Australia (or eligibility for such) * Minimum 8 years of post-admission experience * Previous experience in a top tier law firm and/or in-house experience in a multinational consultant or contractor will be viewed favourably * Demonstrated track record of adding value to a diverse and dynamic business **Preferred Qualifications** * Tertiary qualification in law **What We Offer** AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. **Job Category** Legal and Compliance **Country** Australia **Position Status** Full-Time **Requisition/Vacancy No.** 172573BR
Sydney, New South Wales
This newly created role has come about as a result of significant recent business growth requiring the support of an additional lawyer. This role will focus on legal as well as proving company secretarial support to the General Counsel. The role is broad will support corporate advice, M&A, Property, IP, Employment as well as on broader issues relevant to Funds Management.In this role you will review proposed onshore and offshore transactions; advise on appropriate legal structures and documentation; establish strong relationships with the business; ensure regulatory and legislative requirements are met; contribute towards the development of the corporate and strategic direction of the business by providing timely and commercial advice. This role will also have compliance oversight including AFSL management, assisting with compliance committees and monitoring regulatory change. Company Secretarial duties will include assisting in establishing new corporate entities and preparing Board and Committee meeting agendas, papers and arranging board meetings.The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years experience with strong knowledge of the Corporations Act, and the desire to move into a full service in-house legal role covering legal, compliance and company secretarial. The ability to forge strong relationships and deliver timely, pragmatic legal advice is essential. In retuwe can offer you the chance to join a rapidly expanding organisation with exposure to broad and varied legal work.Please can you email your resume in Microsoft Word to Catherine Wolfe-Coote on [Apply online] with any questions or apply online.
Business Line Support/Cross ServicesPosition Title Corporate Counsel- Part TimeAustralia - Western AustraliaPerthJob SummaryAn exciting 12 month contract role has become available in our Perth office for a mid-level to senior lawyer with 8+ years PAE to join our legal team. Reporting to the Chief Counsel you will be a critical part of North West Australian (Queensland/WA) legal team. The role will be focused on negotiating major transactions for a large multinational engineering consultancy firm, managing disputes, providing ad-hoc legal advice and handling general corporate matters.AECOM works on some of the largest and most significant infrastructure projects around Australia and globally, including design and construct projects, alliances and public private partnerships. As a lawyer in the North West Australian legal team, you will assume an integral role in AECOM delivering these major projects and achieving its corporate goals.You will be working with driven professionals across various end-markets who are industry leaders and passionate about being a part of a company that is dedicated to delivering a better world.Your main responsibilities will include:Reviewing request for tender and expression of interest documentationAdvising on the acceptability of proposed contract termsNegotiating with external clients and vendors regarding contractual, legal and commercial issuesReviewing contract conditions and participating in the preparation of commercial strategies for key proposalsEnsuring compliance with applicable laws, policies and proceduresManaging disputes including liaising with AECOMs external legal advisorsMinimum RequirementsAdmission to practice in Western Australia (or eligibility for such)Minimum 8 years of post-admission experiencePrevious experience in a top tier law firm and/or in-house experience in a multinational consultant or contractor will be viewed favourablyDemonstrated track record of adding value to a diverse and dynamic businessPreferred QualificationsTertiary qualification in lawWhat We OfferAECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Job Category Legal and ComplianceCountry AustraliaPosition Status Full-TimeRequisition/Vacancy No. 172573BR
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