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EY Legal Counsel Transactions, Core Business Services, General Counsel's Office [12 month contract] in Sydney, Australia

Legal Counsel Transactions, Core Business Services, General Counsel's Office [12 month contract]

Core Business Services

Requisition # SYD0049I

Post Date Jan 18, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating seismic challenges around the world. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.

A better working world truly starts with the people at EY who are building it every day. Now more than ever we need talented people from diverse backgrounds to help our clients navigate the complexities of this Transformative Age: people with the passion, curiosity and drive to make things better.

The opportunity

We are looking for a Legal Counsel within the General Counsel’s Office team in our Sydney office.

The General Counsel’s Office provides partners and staff with proactive, commercial legal support. We are currently seeking a legal counsel to join the transactions team in the General Counsel’s Office as a parental leave cover for a fixed term of 12 months. The role primarily involves advising on a range of matters to support EY’s acquisitions pipeline.

Your key responsibilities

  • Partner with our business and engage with key stakeholders on Firm acquisitions. Aspects of the role include negotiating non-binding indicative offers/term sheets, leading due diligence, drafting and negotiating sale agreements, and managing the completion and integration process

  • Advise on matters relating to Firm governance and structure, managing and advising on legal aspects of the Firm’s banking facilities, as well as general corporate advisory work including in relation to capital markets

  • Collaborate with our colleagues locally and around the world on complex cross-border transactions and structuring, Firm governance and other transactional projects

Skills and attributes for success

  • At least 5 years post admission experience gained in a top or leading mid-tier firm and/or in-house experience

  • Proven expertise in advising clients on M&A and corporate governance matters. Experience in banking and finance will be highly regarded

  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills

  • The ability to work autonomously, and to escalate when required

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • The ability to be a creative thinker and pragmatic problem solver

  • A passion and drive to make a valuable contribution to the team

  • A flexible, proactive approach, and an optimistic outlook

  • The drive to be able to manage a wide variety of work and legal issues with a growth mindset and positive approach

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. In addition, our comprehensivepackage can be tailored to your individual needs, to give you the freedom to manage your role in a way that’s right for you. This includes;

  • a variety of flexible working and leave arrangements

  • personalisedincluding coaching and support to help you build your career and access to formal learning so you can develop the skills you’ll need to thrive in the future

  • a range of tools and benefits to guide and support your health and wellbeing throughout your entire EY career

About EY

At EY, we hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. Through our inclusive leadership behaviours, a variety of internal networks, flexible working and mentoring programs, you will have the support and flexibility to build an exceptional career.

EY is committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability. If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process in order to equitably participate, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application viaor phone+61 3 8650 7788.

We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process will be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Apply now.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.

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