General Counsel

General Counsel

Job Title: General Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Industry: Other
Reference: 350
Contact Name: Elissa Connors
Contact Email:
Job Published: 08 February 2019

Job Description

  • Great in-house General Counsel role leading a team of superstar lawyers
  • Melbourne CBD location with flexible working arrangements considered
  • Great company culture with generous company benefits on offer

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and driven lawyer to lead the in-house Legal team as our client’s General Counsel. This fast-paced role will be responsible for facilitating exceptional legal advice and service to the organisation, as well as managing and developing the legal team. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced commercial lawyer to make a role their own and to lead this social, passionate and high-performing team.

As the General Counsel, you will support the business in the following areas:

  • Provide accurate and timely advice on all legal, regulatory and compliance matters
  • In consultation with executive team members, develop and implement the legal and compliance strategy for the business
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial arrangements
  • Proactively manage external stakeholders, including various government, regulatory authorities and external legal providers
  • Manage and support the development of the legal team

As the successful candidate you will bring an exceptional eye for detail and an ability to think both critically and creatively. You will thrive in a collaborative team environment and be driven to actively engage with stakeholders to find creative solutions. In addition, you will also possess the following:

  • Previous experience as an in-house legal counsel
  • Broad commercial experience, with an exposure to intellectual property, competition and consumer law will be highly advantageous
  • Understanding of the complexities of operating within a highly regulated industry
  • Although not essential previous litigation experience will be highly regarded

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, passionate and social team where your knowledge and contribution will be truly valued and rewarded. In addition to flexible working conditions, there are generous company perks on offer including a range of social events, fitness classes and more.

To apply please click the “Apply” button. For further information regarding this role, please contact Elissa Connors at


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