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Senior Legal Counsel - Wholesale Banking

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You will be joining a market leading international bank within a growing and dynamic team as a Senior Legal Counsel focusing on wholesale banking and regulatory legal work based in Sydney.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a seasoned Senior Legal Counsel to join a dynamic and highly respected team. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys working closely with senior management, and has a passion for managing legal, compliance, AML, sanctions and financial crime risks across various business units. The successful candidate will have the chance to work not only within Australia but also collaborate with counterparts and business partners regionally outside Australia where warranted.


What sets this company apart:
Our client is a leading global bank that values trust, integrity and commitment to its stakeholders. They believe in the power of collaboration and inclusivity, fostering an environment where every individual's contribution is valued. They are committed to maintaining a good standing with all their regulators, customers, and business partners. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that zealously guards and enhances the bank's reputation and capital.


What you'll do:
Responsibilities include:

  • Provide sound and responsive advice on current and developments of key laws and regulations
  • Responsible for implementing relevant policies and frameworks including gap and impact analysis
  • Ensure appropriate procedures are developed to manage legal, compliance and regulatory risk matters effectively
  • Review documentation to ensure adherence to legal and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain regulatory relationships and engage with regulators where necessary
  • Conduct compliance reviews and risk assessments of business areas
  • Design and lead legal and compliance programmes, policies, standards and regulations
  • Monitor business activities against the Branch's licences and authorisations


What you bring:
The ideal candidate for the Senior Legal Counsel position brings a wealth of experience from the Legal or Compliance function in wholesale banking.

  • Minimum of 6 years' experience in the Legal function in wholesale banking
  • Experience working in-house within a bank is essential
  • Holds current Australian practising certificate
  • Sound knowledge of banking documentation, regulations and best practices
  • Advanced ability to interpret and apply legal requirements to wholesale banking products
  • Demonstrated ability to apply sound judgement
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet timelines

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.
To apply please click apply or call Phoebe Garrett on 02 8289 3134 for a confidential discussion.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: Financial Services

Industry: Legal

Salary: Attractive Salary Package

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Sydney

Job Reference: 1951800/001

Date posted: 24 May 2024

Consultant: Phoebe Garrett

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