Corporate Counsel

  • Company:
    BT
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    8 hours ago
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Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours.

**About this role**

This job is to act as the main commercial lawyer for BT’s Global business in Australasia, working as part of BT’s international Legal and Governance function. The job requires the provision of first-class commercial, legal and contractual advice and solutions for all BT business in Australasia, as well as support on other matters in SE Asia. Work on other legal matters and projects within the AMEA region and for BT Global may be required.

Specific Job Requirements

+ Providing commercial, contractual and legal advice and direction to negotiate and deliver profitable and commercially effective contracts with BT’s customers, partners, distributors, and key suppliers.

+ Working with internal and external resources to ensure that BT’s businesses meet their legal compliance obligations in Australasia.

+ Managing offshore legal support and external lawyers supplying services for Australasia.

+ To provide leadership in the development of best practice for commercial transactions, including negotiation strategy, risk management, precedents, templates, business training and know-how.

+ Anticipating legal developments relevant to the business, and providing advice on their impact.

**You’ll have the following responsibilities**

+ Builds and maintains relationships with business stakeholders, advising on the impact of business decisions, identifying legal constraints and recommending business enabling solutions which minimise risk and support BT in achieving its strategy.

+ Establishes and maintains commercial relationships with BT’s customers, distributors and partners and represents BT in customer-facing commercial negotiations.

+ Develops commercial strategies and propositions with management including business case input and the review and drafting of contract terms;

+ Leads or supports commercial negotiations for complex agreements, ensuring consistency of application of trading policy, and where possible the standardisation of terms and conditions across BT; where relevant updates standard terms of business for products, services and arrangements with partners and provides first-line legal and regulatory advice together with other specialists on transactions; contributes to the continual development of trading policy to ensure best practice.

+ Provides accurate and timely legal advice, analysis and support based on a combined understanding of BT’s commercial strategy the legal environment, acting as a single point of contact for an assigned topic/area of the business where relevant.

+ Monitors legal developments which may affect BT, advising stakeholders of potential impacts and providing recommendations to minimise future risk.

**You’ll have the following skills & experience**

+ Australian law degree and current practising certificate

+ 6 yrs PQE

+ Training with a leading legal practice

+ Experience with commercial, IT, IP & data privacy law.

+ Inhouse experience in the ICT industry beneficial.

+ Complex contract drafting skills.

+ Negotiation experience with large corporates and/or government

+ Working effectively with business stakeholders on pragmatic solutions that effectively manage risk and facilitate business.

+ Knowledge of telecommunications law and/or experience working internationally beneficial but not essential.

**About BT**

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do – and in the people who work here.

We’re now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we’re on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you’re interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it’s like to work at BT at https://www.btplc.com/Careercentre/lifeatbt/index.htm

**How to Apply**

It’s easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don’t worry if you need to make changes – you’ll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

**Job:** _Commercial, Contentious_

**Title:** _Corporate Counsel_

**Location:** _Australasia-Australia-New South Wales-Sydney_

**Requisition ID:** _142291_