We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate with
at least 4 years' experience to join our Corporate Regulatory group in
Brisbane and work on financial services and corporate/commercial matters.
Our corporate regulatory team works on significant mandates for
financial services firms, corporates, digital currency firms, and a
range of other market leading institutions.
You would work with some of the most highly regarded corporate &
regulatory practitioners in the Australian market consistently ranked
at the top of the industry by the world's leading legal directories.
You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our global
corporate & advisory team which operates across the UK, Europe,
Middle East and Asia.
The successful candidate will need:
Legal Expertise: The candidate must have a deep
understanding of financial services regulatory law e.g. Chapter 7 of
the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), financial services regulations,
corporate and commercial law, contract law, and regulatory
frameworks e.g ASIC/APRA guidance.
Advice skills: You must be able to analyse complex
legal documents, and regulatory requirements to identify potential
risks and opportunities. You will need to assess the potential legal
risks associated with various financial products and services,
helping clients make informed decisions about entering specific
markets or offering certain financial instruments.
Licensing: You will assist in ASIC AFSL and AUSTRAC
DCE/remittance application processes, ensuring that clients meet the
necessary requirements and criteria for obtaining licenses and registrations.
Risk & compliance: You will help develop and
advise on compliance aspects of financial institutions to ensure
that our clients effectively adhere to regulatory requirements and
best practices. You will provide guidance on how to structure our
client's operations, products, and services to remain within the
Regulatory and Compliance Knowledge: The candidate
will need to stay up-to-date with relevant laws and regulations,
especially in industries where there may be specific compliance
requirements, including financial services regulation e.g. ASIC /
Corporate Governance: Knowledge of corporate
governance principles, the overlay of financial services governance
requirements e.g. the Financial Accountability Regime and compliance
with regulatory requirements is crucial. This includes advising on
board / executive matters, and stakeholder relations.
Digital assets: We also practice in emerging
financial services areas, including digital currencies. Ideally, but
not necessarily, you will have an interest in this area, or desire
to exposure your practice to this area.
Funds: experience in Superannuation, or private
funds management is highly desirable. While not a pre-requisite, we
are looking for someone keen to expand their knowledge and skills in
Communication: Clear and effective communication is
essential, both in conveying legal advice to clients and in
negotiating with opposing parties. The candidate needs to be able to
explain complex legal concepts in a way that our clients can understand.
Investigations: When a financial institution faces
regulatory investigations or enforcement actions, you may be asked
to assist other parts of our large financial services practice in
their interactions with regulatory authorities.
Team Management: You will have experience
delegating to junior staff and be willing to help partners and
Special Counsel to manage the team and foster teamwork.
Client Management: We expect you to be comfortable
dealing directly with clients and that you will be able to build a
trusted adviser relationship. You will be expected to take an active
role in business development work.
We are open to hearing from people who have a broad regulatory,
financial services advisory and/or corporate background.
The key requirement of this role is that you have solid and
consistent experience, gained from private practice or an in-house
role. Culture is critical to our team - you need to take our clients'
trust and mandates seriously, and undertake them with our trademark
excellence, but not yourself. We do not have room for egos in our team!
You will need to demonstrate relevant experience, strong academics,
be self-driven, have excellent verbal and written communication and
time management skills, and the ability to manage competing priorities effectively.
About Clyde & Co in the Asia Pacific Region
Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, helping organisations
successfully navigate risk and maximise opportunity in the sectors
that underpin global trade and commercial activity and enable global
prosperity, namely: insurance, aviation, marine, construction, energy,
trade and natural resources. Globally integrated, Clyde & Co
offers a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal
services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating
across the world. It is committed to operating in a responsible way by
progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects
the communities and clients it serves and provides an environment in
which everyone can realise their potential; using its legal and
professional skills to support its communities through pro bono work,
volunteering and charitable partnerships; and minimising the impact it
has on the environment including through a commitment to the SBTi
Net-Zero standard and the setting of ambitious emissions reduction
targets. The firm has 490 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal
professionals and 5500 people overall in nearly 70 offices and
associated offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.clydeco.com
How To Apply
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic and
progressive firm. If you are interested in this position, please
submit your application (including cover letter, resume and academic transcript)
We offer a range of tailored benefits, support and wellbeing initiatives.
Clyde & Co is proud to be an equal opportunities employer.
Our core values encourage us to support fairness, celebrate
diversity and prohibit all forms of discrimination in the workplace
to allow everyone to excel at work. Therefore, we welcome and
encourage all applications from suitably qualified individuals,
regardless of background or identity.
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