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Job Title Senior Associate, Corporate Regulatory - Brisbane
Job Location Brisbane
Job Type Lawyers/Attorneys
Expertise Corporate

About the role

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.

About you

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 perimeter.
  • 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 / APRA guidance.
  • 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 this space.
  • 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.

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