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Legal Counsel

Citi Australia
Date Published: 07 Feb 2018 Premium EXPIRED
Legal Full Time
Public No salary information listed.
Banking and Finance Law Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney NSW, Australia
Legal Counsel
  • In-house opportunity
  • Be part of our engine for success in a high growth business
We’ve built a world famous, trusted brand over 200 years of continuously evolving financial services. And today, our influence continues to grow: with financial operations in 160 countries and 100 currencies. We have 200 million different clients, including some of the biggest names in the industries, sectors, businesses and governments that we serve every day. It all adds up to an exciting place to be for talented, ambitious people who want to build a truly remarkable career.


We are seeking a Legal Counsel to join our Citi Legal team and be the primary legal contact for the Citi Australia Consumer Wealth and Deposit business


In providing legal coverage to our Consumer Wealth and Deposit business your key responsibilities will involve:

    • Identifying and mitigating legal, regulatory and reputational risk for Citi, by providing quality legal advice and counsel
    • Proactively identifying and interpreting new legislative requirements with the potential to affect the business, and provide the business and control functions with timely advice and support with any necessary implementation
    • Working with business and control functions to facilitate compliance with laws and regulations, including the review of marketing and disclosure documents
    • Managing the defence and resolution of, and provision of advice on, complaints and disputes, including litigation, regulatory inquiries, investigations and external arbitrations, such as those sourced from the Financial Ombudsman Service Limited and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the contractual documents between Citi and third parties in a timely and commercial manner

To be successful in this position you must have the following skills and experience:

  • A current NSW legal practicing certificate
  • Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent visa
  • A law degree and at least five years’ post-admission practicing experience in Australian financial services, preferably in retail wealth management gained either at a top-tier or mid-tier practice, or in-house at a financial institution
  • Comprehensive understanding of Chapter 7 of the Corporations Act 2001, the ASIC Act 2001, the Code of Banking Practice, the ePayments Code, relevant ASIC Regulatory Guides and APRA Prudential Standards
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Practice management, legal analysis and problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral skills to communicate effectively with a range of clients with limited to extensive knowledge
  • Professional service delivery, standards and client focus
  • Ability to proactively build strong relationships and networks within Citi
  • Ability to liaise with and manage relationships involving third party service providers
  • Willingness to take-on projects or responsibility in new areas, including involving law outside of Australia
When you work at Citi, you’ll be working for an organisation that truly has a global footprint and a powerful network that spans the globe. We celebrate individual ingenuity and leverage the diversity of our people in order to drive high performance. Through dedicated support, training and resources, we promote our talent and future leaders to bring about lasting and positive impact. Citi continues to be an Employer of Choice for Women and supports a flexible work environment.
Personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act 1988) will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please see www.citi.com.au/privacy

(02)8225 2549 / (02)8225 2003
mandy.choy@citi.com; mona.sadigh@citi.com

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