Senior Lawyer – Group Legal

  • Company:
    Westpac Banking Corp
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    Legal

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Job Description – Senior Lawyer – Group Legal (SYD65923)

How will I help?

As a Senior Lawyer at Westpac, you will assist the Group with high quality advice and support in Corporate Law & Corporate Governance. Keeping up to date with legislation, risk management frameworks and procedures, you will work with key stakeholders to support Westpac’s risk strategy. You will partner with key stakeholders to advise on a diverse range of matters, including advising on class action and other regulatory/litigation risk arising from periodic and continuous disclosure obligations.

What’s in it for me?

You’ll play an important and significant part in the future of a business that has been around for 200 years. Our vision is to become one of the world’s great service companies. So, we’ll back you in the development of your career, with internal career prospects and flexible working. You’ll also be backed by a fantastic team of people in a can-do, supportive structure. 

What do I need?

We are looking for a talented Senior Lawyer with a minimum of 12 years PQE and the following skills & experience:

Strong Corporate Law & Corporate Governance experience 

Significant private practice or in-house legal experience providing litigation advice, corporate law, transactional and/or governance advice.

Proven understanding of the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules, ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations, APRA prudential standards and other relevant legislation. 

Skilled communicator, with strong capabilities in stakeholder management and a focus on outcomes and delivery

Experience in securities class actions or regulatory litigation

Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as good commercial acumen.

What is it like to work there?

As well as good pay and a great culture, joining the Westpac family means you’ll get some of the best banking, wealth and insurance benefits in the market. We back our employees by helping them work towards industry-recognised qualifications, using online learning, training modules and career planning tools for you to grow with us. We’ll even pay you to do volunteer or community work. As an equal opportunity employer, we’re proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility – and champions inclusion.

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As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, this role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians to apply.

The health and well-being of our employees is our priority and we will ensure that physical distancing requirements are met at our workplaces if required.