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Senior Legal Advisor - Structuring Facility Agreements

Commonwealth Bank - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin


  • We support flexible working and are happy to discuss what this means for you
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Work on structuring of facility agreements & legal aspects of corporate transactions

See yourself in our team:

The Major Client Group (MCG) is a part of the Business Bank business unit of the Commonwealth Bank. MCG has a team of ~140 staff nationally which support our larger, more complex business bank customers.

This role will also support the Corporate Finance team in the documentation and negotiation of complex transactions including mergers & acquisitions, divestments and multi-layered capital structures.

Do work that matters:

You will play a key role in the structuring of facility agreements and legal aspects of corporate transactions. You will work to ensure authorised frameworks and systems are effectively used in the documentation of Corporate Banking transactions to achieve an optimum outcome for the Group. Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing quality documentation systems and providing expert advice to MCG and Corporate Finance teams
  • Advising and assisting colleagues in the documentation of deals and other general documentation matters, particularly for complex transactions
  • Interpreting complex deals and providing input from a documentation perspective. Providing assistance and exercising judgement in files and tasks, as allocated to achieve the Bank’s objectives
  • Providing assistance in explaining provisions of various documents to team members. Exercise commercial and professional judgment within parameters laid down by management
  • Understanding and monitor internal and external developments in relation to Corporate Banking documentation, including on-going contribution to the development of the Bank’s documentation policies and procedures
  • Obtaining legal advice from Legal Department or external counsel (in latter case in accordance with standard procedures), instruct, counsel and negotiate transactions.

We’re interested in hearing from people who have:

  • Bachelor of Law degree and a minimum 7 years of experience practising law in a legal firm/ in house
  • A thorough understanding of risk arising from specific documentation of a wide range of corporate banking products
  • An in-depth knowledge of corporate banking documentation, including industry standards
  • Detailed knowledge of the legal and regulatory issues pertaining to deal documentation
  • Knowledge of all appropriate concepts and legal issues
  • Ability to conceptualise and contribute to the setting of policies related to corporate banking documentation
  • Experience in risk management or credit roles in a large financial institution.

Whether you’re passionate about customer service, driven by data, or called by creativity, a career here is for you.

Our people bring their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to build a respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace. One where we’re driven by our values, and supported to share ideas, initiatives, and energy. One where making a positive impact for customers, communities and each other is part of our every day.

Here, you’ll thrive. You’ll be supported when faced with challenges, and empowered to tackle new opportunities. We really love working here, and we think you will too.

We’re determined to make a real difference for Australia’s first peoples. We encourage all interested applicants to apply. If you're already part of the Commonwealth Bank Group (including Bankwest), you'll need to apply through Sidekick to submit a valid application. We’re keen to support you with the next step in your career.