Corporate Legal Counsel | In-house Commercial Team

London, United Kingdom
May 08, 2022
Jun 07, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
AustralianSuper is the largest superannuation (pension) fund in Australia and one of the 25 largest pension funds globally. We invest the retirement savings of our 2.6 million members to help them achieve their best possible retirement outcome.

The Fund is experiencing significant growth and is expanding its investment capabilities in London and New York. Due to this growth, we are now creating a new seat in London for a Junior Corporate Legal Counsel to join our Commercial and Corporate Legal team.

Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we create meaningful value for members and our communities through our diverse workforce of highly competent and highly motivated employees.
  • High performing & dynamic Investments team
  • Flexible and inclusive work environment
  • Exciting growth plans, both locally and internationally

London Team:

With over 50 people in our office in Kings Cross now, you'll be working with all the different departments both here and our New York office, as we grow and expand further.

Reporting to our Commercial and Corporate Legal Manager, sitting within our Finance and Operations department you'll be responsible for a range of duties, from internal legal advice on general matters, including answering questions from senior stakeholders in the Fund from a local UK perspective, to assisting with corporate governance activities.

International Fund Team:

We established a permanent team in London nearly 6 years ago, to enable the Fund to expand its global investment portfolio and build our international profile.

In a small scale office environment, you will be exposed to professionals across our Investment Asset classes, as well as other functions required to support them, giving you the chance to build broad relationships, gain a deeper understanding of how each of these areas operate and get involved in activities outside of your immediate role or team.

Our office is based at 2 Pancras Square in the Kings Cross which is part of the Kings Cross redevelopment project which is one of the core assets of our investment portfolio.

You will join a group of dedicated and talented individuals in an environment underpinned by trust and respect. You will feel enabled to have both an interesting career and a fulfilling life because at AustralianSuper every role is flexible.

Your new role

As part of AustralianSuper's international growth plans, we are seeking an experienced Junior Corporate Legal professional to join and grow with the team here in London.

What makes this role unique is that you are an integral part of supporting the Fund, both on internal and external legal matters.

Some of your key responsibilities in this role will be:
  • Providing legal advice on a range of general matters
  • Develop, review, negotiate, draft, and resolve contractual agreements and commercial arrangements internally and externally
  • Assist with regulator enquiries.
  • Provide advice in relation to intellectual property protection
  • Advise and support with the development of policies and procedures.
  • Research legal questions and legislation to provide and communicate legal advice
  • Support with training on legal issues to the Trustee's offshore staff as required.
  • Assist in the management of external commercial matters and present to the business
  • Work alongside the Company Secretary with corporate governance activities and obligations.

You'll need:

You will be a dynamic individual, enjoy engaging with a range of stakeholders and thrive on being hands on with the work that you do.
  • Significant experience in a law firm environment, and/or a commercial in-house legal function.
  • Good experience advising general corporate and commercial law
  • Excellent organisational, communication, and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Proven experience of providing commercially focused legal support

What you will get in return:

Joining our team in London presents you with a unique opportunity to be a part of establishing the London operations. You will be responsible for helping to identify new opportunities for the Fund, while developing and embedding best practices that will enable continued growth and the success of the Fund outside of Australia. You will be relied upon to share your knowledge and experience that will enable us to continue to successfully grow the Fund and provide the best possible retirement outcomes for our members.

You will also have plenty of interaction with your colleagues in Australia, but this does at times mean you will need to be flexible in your working hours, as they do the same to be able to accommodate schedules and time differences. There may also be opportunities to travel to our international offices for learning and development purposes.

Furthermore, will you have the chance to work for a growing, dynamic, and authentic business that values integrity and puts its members first, but you get a whole host of other benefits. A competitive salary is on offer and your benefits include genuine flexible working arrangements, insurances, and generous leave entitlements to name a few.

We put members first in everything we do and are committed to the recruitment, development and support of a diverse workforce that share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes.

What next

If you would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results, please apply now!

Agencies please note: this vacancy is being managed directly by AustralianSuper's Recruitment team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you.

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