Legal Counsel/ Corporate Counsel - Corporate Advisory/ Funds

Greenfields Executive Recruitment and Search

Working with the General Counsel, provide legal support to the corporate advisory, property and funds management businesses.

  • In-House Lawyer/ Corporate Counsel
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Broad In-House Legal Role
Leading independent Australian-owned advisory and funds management business with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, focused on achieving superior financial outcomes across Corporate Advisory, Funds Management, Property and Capital Solutions.
  
The Group has built a solid reputation for independence and innovation and has a track record including many of the largest and most complex transactions completed in the Australian marketplace.
  
The team includes some of the most experienced names in the industry who have enjoyed extensive involvement within the financial services markets not only in Australia, but also in Europe, America, and Asia.
  
Role Objective:
  • Assist the General Counsel to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Company Secretary, including carrying out other duties related to the corporate administration of the companies in the Group (Group Companies).
  • Ensuring the ongoing compliance by the Group Companies which hold Australian Financial Services Licenses and other relevant corporate compliance requirements, in particular AML/CTF.
  • Working with the General Counsel, provide legal support to the corporate advisory, property and funds management businesses.
  
Position Responsibilities:

Legal:
  • Legal support to Corporate Advisory business (M&A and Capital Solutions) in the preparation, review and negotiation of confidentiality agreements, mandate letters and RFP responses.
  • Assist the General Counsel in the provision of legal support to the property and funds management business where required, including:
    • o Fund establishment;
    • o Fund acquisition and divestments; and
    • o Ongoing fund compliance.
    Company Secretarial:
  • With the assistance of the General Counsel’s EA, co-ordinating, organising and attending meetings of the Boards and Committees of Group Entities including agendas, papers, minutes and following up on action items.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of up-to-date and accurate company records and registers as well as managing business name registrations and trademarks.
  • Preparing documents for lodgement with ASIC and AUSTRAC and other regulators as required within the stipulated time frames.
  • Instructing external lawyers as required on corporate law matters.
  • Assist in the corporate structuring and establishment of new entities for Group acquisitions.
  • Keeping up-to-date with regulatory and legislative changes and assessing its impact on Group activities.
  
Compliance:
  • Maintaining the compliance and assurance framework to meet the Group’s obligations under the financial services licences.
  • Lead responsibility for ensuing compliance with the Group’s AML/KYC Program, including customer verification, risk assessments, internal approvals, and ongoing customer due diligence.
  • Maintaining and implementing ongoing improvements to the compliance training program.
  • Reviewing internal procedures and reporting systems to ensure they are in line with best practice.
  • Managing AFSL audit process, AML/KYC program reviews and AUSTRAC reporting.
  • Responsibility for conflicts management system and conflicts register.
  • Lead AFSL and corporate entity consolidation program and manage AFSL variation applications.
Please send your resume in MS Word to Catherine Wolfe-Coote on catherinew@greenfieldssearch.com.au