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Corporate Lawyer, Institutional Legal Group

Corporate Lawyer, Institutional Legal Group

Req ID:  19677
Department:  Institutional Legal NSW (29970215)
Division:  Legal (T49400)
Job Family:  Banking / Core (default)
Location:  Melbourne or Sydney

About the role

Role Location: Melbourne or Sydney

Role Type: Permanent, Full time


At ANZ our purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. We’re making this happen by improving our customers’ financial wellbeing so they can achieve incredible things – be it buying their home, building a business or saving for things big or small. 


As a Lawyer for the Institutional Legal Group (ILG) you will have the opportunity to spend time in, learn about and provide legal support across different parts of the Payments & Cash Management business in Transaction Banking and the Wholesale Digital business (TB & WD Businesses). The role would suit a candidate that enjoys working in a changing and dynamic environment within a supportive and motivated team and who is curious to learn about the TB & WD Businesses and other aspects of the Institutional business.


The successful candidate would ideally have some experience in banking or financial services and should demonstrate strong learning agility and be excited about the prospect of learning new product areas, developing new areas of expertise and working on complex advice and adhoc projects.

What will your day look like

Some of the accountabilities for this role include:

  • Advisory – providing high quality legal support to the TB & WD Businesses including the provision of strategic, proactive and innovative legal advice to assist in meeting business objectives.

  • Proactively manage legal risk for the TB & WD Businesses through the provision of a quality, timely, commercially relevant and cost effective legal service personally and through other Institutional Legal Group team members.

  • Drafting documents – assisting the TB & WD Businesses with drafting/amending non- standard documentation, terms & conditions, confidentiality agreements and other miscellaneous documents.

  • Negotiating documentation with customers and their legal advisors regarding Transaction Banking Products and providing advice to the business in relation to non-standard or negotiated documents and tenders.

  • Conducting contract due diligence and advising the TB & WD Businesses in relation to ANZ's rights, risks and responsibilities in relation to a range of terms & conditions, various non-standard arrangements with customers, confidentiality arrangements and indemnities.

  • General legal advice – providing legal advice in connection with corporations law and governance, contract law and regulatory issues (for example, Banking Code of Practice, ePayments Code, Privacy Principles, ASIC and APRA guidance or standards and Scheme Rules).

  • Liaising with external counsel –instructing external counsel or assisting the business to instruct external counsel with a view to delivery of cost efficient and high quality legal services.

  • Strategic objectives – participating in internal projects and assisting the TB & WD Businesses to achieve their strategic objectives.

  • Training and education – developing new skills, identifying training requirements within the business and facilitating new training, keeping business appraised of significant legal developments impacting them.

  • Liaise with Product, Risk and Compliance stakeholders to ensure consistent and effective risk management approach across the TB & WD Businesses when required.

  • Team focus – proactively contribute to Institutional Legal team collaboration and connectivity across the team in all geographies and provide support to other team members.

What will you bring?

We know not everyone will bring all of the skills and experience, and at ANZ we are focused on people bringing a growth mindset to their approach to work. Some of the skills we are looking for are below, but don’t worry if you don’t have all of these as learning on the job is the way we work. 
But back to some of the skills –

  • At least 5 years post qualification experience from either:

    • a top tier Australian firm (or equivalent foreign firm) with experience in banking and finance law;

    • an authorised deposit-taking institution or listed financial institution.

  • Demonstrated experience in provision of advice and proactive influence of outcomes.

  • An ability to provide commercially relevant legal advice.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to liaise effectively with individuals at all levels including senior management.

  • An ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment regarding risks and mitigants associated with a variety of different transactions and initiatives.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and in a changing environment in an accurate, calm and timely manner with the ability to reprioritise work to meet changing demands

  • General banking and finance law experience and/or specific experience in Payments, Cash Management or Digital Solutions. 

So, why join us?

We’re reinventing the way we do banking, and our community of collaborative, innovative thinkers who create human centred solutions are helping us get there. We’re responding faster to changing customer requirements, focusing on the things that matter and helping people achieve incredible things – be it buying their home, building a business or saving for things big or small.

We support our people by providing a range of flexible working options so they can work in the way that best suits them. We encourage you to talk to us about your need for flexibility and any adjustments you may require to our recruitment process or the role itself.

Develop your career, work in a diverse and inclusive workplace where the different backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people are celebrated and create a great place to grow, thrive and belong.

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Job Posting End Date

31/01/2023image, 11.59pm, (Melbourne Australia)

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