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Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.
Orica has a diverse workforce of around 13,000 employees and contractors, servicing customers across more than 100 countries. Our purpose is to make our customers successful, every day, all around the world. We take pride in operating with integrity, safely, responsibly and sustainably. Together, these enable us to grow and create enduring value for our shareholders.
About the role
We are searching for a Senior Legal Counsel – M&A to join our corporate legal function on a 12-month fixed term contract. Reporting to the General Counsel – Corporate, the successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and geographically diverse global legal team and partner with our Development Team on possible mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestments and other corporate transactions.
In this highly visible and critical role, you will be responsible for negotiating and closing complex transactions, reviewing due diligence materials to identify potential risks and value drivers, engaging in and leading due diligence activities, and assisting with the preparation of internal investment assessments.
To be successful in this role, you will bring a background in mergers and acquisitions from either a top tier law firm or blue chip organisation, and have strong commercial acumen, emotional intelligence, numeracy and a range of negotiating skills adaptable for a variety of circumstances. This is a key role within our global legal team, where exceptional communication, organisational and influencing skills and the ability to perform in a dynamic, fast paced environment will see you thrive.
What you will be doing
•Managing legal matters impacting the Development Team relevant to Orica’s M&A portfolio
•Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide array of transaction documentation
•Monitoring and advising on relevant regulatory requirements to manage exposure to legal risks and liabilities
•Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with your stakeholders throughout the business
•Assisting the General Counsel – Corporate on general corporate legal matters
•Assisting Orica in its compliance with applicable laws and regulations
What you will bring
•Relevant tertiary qualification in Law
•A minimum of eight (8) years post-qualification experience in mergers & acquisitions, preferably on a global basis and through a combination of private practice (top tier) and inhouse (blue chip) experience
•A comprehensive understanding of undertaking and executing transactions
•Experience and expertise in negotiating and drafting transaction documentation
•Experience with advising executive committees and boards
•Superior written and verbal communication skills
•The ability to influence at all levels of an organisation
•An interest in working on a cross-functional basis
•High emotional intelligence with a proactive, can do, and collaborative approach to work
What we offer
•The opportunities, facilities and environment associated with working in an international organisation
•A diverse workplace where your abilities and talents will be recognised and encouraged
•Training programs, opportunities and initiatives to ensure your continued growth
•Competitive salary packages.
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