Legal Counsel

  • Location

    Sydney, New South Wales

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Daniel Hogan

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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The business:

An opportunity for a corporate / commercial contracts lawyer to take a Legal Counsel role in a major energy business in Sydney and provide advice and direction to the corporate affairs division.

The opportunity:

A great career opportunity for an experienced Legal Counsel to work in a major energy business in a corporate environment with corporate advisory and commercial experience. Strong career progression opportunities to join the legal team in Sydney or Melbourne. This leading company is looking for a commercial lawyer to support the wider business and senior stakeholders.

About you:

You will have gained commercial contracts and/or corporate advisory experience as a lawyer with a solid foundation and training in private practice, and potentially some in-house experience. You will have gained 4-8 years' experience in general corporate and commercial matters. You will possess the ability to identify business risk in a variety of commercial situations. Your communication skills will be exceptional.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Corporate and commercial transactional work including joint ventures.
  • Negotiating, drafting and providing advice in relation to corporate and commercial arrangements.
  • Experience of dealing with a range of privacy matters.
  • Provision of strategic legal advisory services, providing high quality, appropriate legal advice to the business and key stakeholders.
  • Legal project management.
  • Maximisation of the legal services value add.

Ideal candidate:

  • Significant corporate/commercial experience in the Australian market with 4-8 years post-admission experience.
  • Dispute resolution and litigation.
  • A calm, approachable, pragmatic and professional manner.
  • Quality experience (in private practice and/or in house).
  • An ability to understand the bigger picture and to prioritise and provide pragmatic and timely legal advice within a commercial setting.
  • Clear and persuasive written and spoken communication skills.


To express your interest in this position please email your CV to or call Daniel Hogan on 02 9236 9000


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