Senior Legal Counsel, Asset Management

Last updated 14 days ago
Location:Docklands, Gateshead
Job Type:Contract/Temp

About the Role
In this contracting role, you will be part of the MLC Asset Management Legal Team. You will provide legal support to the Asset Management Business with a primary focus on providing advice to support the sale of MLC to IOOF. Within this role you would be responsible for the following:

  • Assessment and review of contracts across the AM business
  • Work with external legal to assess contracts for impacts and develop treatment plans (Including drafting of counterparty letters)
  • Co-ordinate external legal reviews
  • Sign off on treatment actions for each contract
  • Assist management with their engagement with impacted counterparties in terms of renegotiation
  • Assist management with prioritisation of review
  • Assist with procurement of regulatory consents triggered by Change of Parental control as a result of sale to IOOF
  • Assist drive solutions with respect to management of trade marking in foreign and local jurisdiction

Assist Asset Management Legal team with ‘BAU’ legal advice as and when required with respect to end to end asset management business.

  • Proactively manage risk; meet all policy and compliance requirements; perform controls; adhere to Process and Procedures pertinent to role; and escalate events, issues or breaches as they are identified (risk accountability forms part of all roles, as everyone is responsible for managing risk and compliance).
  • Manage external legal expenditure within approved budgets.

About You
You will hold a Bachelor of Laws qualification, be admitted to Practice as a Barrister or Solicitor of a Supreme Court and hold a current Legal Practicing Certificate in NSW or VIC. You will have at least 8 years + post admission experience in private and/or in-house legal within a Wealth business.

Extensive legal experience in financial services and wealth management is essential, as well as a good understanding of regulatory compliance requirements within a Wealth Management business environment and specific to relevant business unit products and processes.

Additionally, you will have the ability to provide risk based and practical advice, and to look at something with an “end to end” perspective within a busy and energised environment, whilst displaying strong problem solving and influencing skills.

High quality candidates will have excellent organisational skills, the experience and maturity to work autonomously, above average communication (written and verbal), and be comfortable operating within and delivering results despite high levels of operational ambiguity and complexity

At MLC Wealth, we believe success comes from our people. We're committed to supporting our people as you help us build a business and culture that affects positive change for our clients and community.

The Benefits
We offer access to a wide range of employee benefits. For more information please visit here.

To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status. Please note candidate screening and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of the job advert.

How to Apply
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