Financial Services Regulatory – Senior Lawyer

  • Location
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Posted
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Expiry Date

The Firm

Our client is a premier national commercial law firm, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. They work with clients across Australia and internationally to achieve optimum legal and commercial solutions.

This firm has been a leading advisor to Australian commercial interests for more than 175 years. They listen to their clients, respond to their needs and guide them through increasingly complex regulatory and business landscapes. They have a proud history of being at the forefront of many emerging areas of law, from landmark rulings to new legislation.

The Team

This collegiate, tightknit team works on regulatory matters, corporate governance, compliance and risk management. They assist their clients to adapt to the changing regulatory landscape to ensure they meet the expectations of their customers and shareholders and regulators.

The team advises domestic and foreign institutions on acquiring financial services and credit licences and exemptions. They advise on structuring and establishing financial services and credit businesses including licence obligations, drafting plain English documents, procedures, systems audits and online web application processes. They also advise on regulatory compliance projects and audits, regulatory enforcement defences, and regulator investigations and disputes.

Experience includes advising clients on financial products and channels, including FinTech solutions, peer to peer lending platforms, crowd funding, payment systems, crypto currency, reward programs, gift cards and financial services acquisitions, disposals and alliances.

They also have in-depth knowledge of privacy laws and regularly advise clients on data and privacy security and breach remediation.

The Role

The Financial Services team is looking to hire a senior Senior Associate / Special Counsel in Sydney to be 2IC to the partner.

  • Day-to-day supervision of financial services regulatory matters, settling of advice – need to be organised and capable of working autonomously
  • Supervising and mentoring junior lawyers – need to be comfortable leading/mentoring a small team
  • Genuine progression to partner available; they are actively looking to expand the practice
  • Sydney based but the firm and team are very supportive of flexible working (doesn’t need to be in the office 5 days a week)

They are looking for someone with partnership aspirations to run matters autonomously whilst mentoring juniors in the team. There is a strong pipeline of work, diverse client base and genuine scope for partnership as this firm has clear growth objectives for this year.

For more information or for a confidential discussion, please contact Alexandra Starke:
D: 02 9236 9076

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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