Legal Counsel role with a global custodian | Advise on banking, securities, funds & investments | 12 month FTC Your new company Hays Legal have partnered with a global investment bank as they look to add a Legal Counsel to their team of 10 Lawyers, for an initial 12 month contract. This organisation operates in an interesting and dynamic international financial services environment and is seen as a leader in their field. The organisation is dynamic, collaborative, has a strong focus on CSR and sustainability initiatives and has strong retention of staff. Your new role This role will support the Securities Services Business across Australia and New Zealand. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Supporting the business in the provision of legal and regulatory advice; Assisting in the review, negotiation and drafting of contracts with sub-custodians and other service providers, including IT vendors; Assisting the Senior Counsel’s with legal and regulatory change advice; Support sales and relationship managers in their commercial negotiations; Providing regulatory advice on the financial services landscape, including on new products and services; Assisting with PDS review, legal disclaimers, incident reports and document management; Reporting to Head of Legal and various Committees; Working with the business and legal team to establish best practice. What you’ll need to succeed Australian legal qualifications and a current Australian practising certificate; 2-4 years’ legal experience in the financial services sector from either a leading tier law firm or another financial institution; Knowledge in financial services, financial markets and/or products; Previous experience with Banking, Funds, Custody or Clearing is highly beneficial. An understanding of project management and stakeholder management would be very well regarded. What you’ll get in return You will get the opportunity to work with a phenomenal legal team who are extremely collegiate, supportive and high-performing. This organisation values the importance of flexibility and work-life balance. Successful candidates will also have access to industry leading training and the development opportunities. This is a career defining 12 month contract opportunity. What you need to do now If you’re interested in this role, please click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV (in Microsoft Word format), or email an application directly to or call Caitlin on (02) 9049 6961 now. If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. SA Licence number : LHS 297508 Please click here to apply.