Lawyer, Legal and Governance, Banking and Financial Services - Sydney

Our Banking and Financial Services Group (BFS) is seeking an experienced Lawyer to join the Legal team to support the Business Banking division. Macquarie’s business lending is undergoing a period of strong expansion, and this opportunity will play a key role in ensuring that legal and regulatory risk is effectively managed across the business.

As a legal expert for a Business Banking products and services, you will liaise with a range of stakeholders across the BFS businesses and risk functions. You will work within a team that provides prompt, high quality and commercial legal advice on an "end to end" basis across the Business Banking division.

About the role:

  • Working on variety of loan transactions including general corporate, property and acquisition finance
  • Assisting with reviewing and advising on loan and security documents
  • Reviewing due diligence and conditions precedents to drawdown
  • Liaising with external counsel to finalise documents
  • Advice, product development and project work for deposits and payments products
  • Assistance with default management processes, complaints handling and court proceedings (subpoena/garnishee orders)
  • Carriage of general business contract negotiations (service agreements, confidentiality agreements etc.)
  • Involvement with regulatory reform projects from time to time
  • Legal stakeholder for risk management projects from time to time (including input to business policies and procedures)

About you:

  • Be a qualified lawyer with between 2 –4 years’ experience
  • Previous experience in commercial loan transactions essential
  • Previous experience in banking regulatory and payments preferred but not essential
  • Sound knowledge of Chapter 7 Corporations Act preferred but not essential
  • Be self-motivated and highly engaged at work. Enjoy working independently, yet demonstrate the flexibility to work well within teams
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills with a focus on clear, concise and client-centric communication
  • Possess strong attention to detail with good risk management awareness
  • Strong ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Display a professional and commercial work approach

About us:

Banking and Financial Services Group comprises Macquarie's retail banking and financial services businesses, providing a diverse range of personal banking, wealth management and business banking products and services to retail customers, advisers, brokers and business clients. 

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We facilitate a range of flexible working arrangements within our teams. Talk to us about what flexibility is available.


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