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Aristocrat Leisure Limited is an ASX50 listed company and one of the world’s leading providers of gaming solutions. We’re licensed in 240 gaming jurisdictions and operate in 90 countries around the world, with a team of over 3500 employees who deMore...
Job Posting Title
We have a fantastic opportunity for a corporate/M&A lawyer to join an experienced and collegiate corporate legal team at an ASX top 20 company. The Corporate Counsel is a newly created role within the Corporate Legal team, a team which manages all Board related matters, major group transactions and has group-wide responsibility for corporate governance and risk management. As Corporate Counsel, you will report directly to the Corporate General Counsel & Group Company Secretary.
Aristocrat’s growth has been achieved in a highly regulated operating environment and governance, risk and compliance issues facing its business are diverse and complex, so the role requires an exceptional ability to collaborate and partner with the business and deliver strategic advice and commercial solutions to issues.
This position involves engaging with the business at all levels to play a key role in advising on major and complex transactions including mergers/acquisitions, divestitures, group financings (debt and equity) and joint ventures, as well as providing senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation and regulatory matters.
What you'll do
• You will be responsible for providing high quality legal advice to those parts of the group within your areas of responsibility. This will involve interface with senior management (including the CEO, CFO and other group C-suite executives), and the Aristocrat Board. You will also manage external stakeholders and negotiations with other parties to transactions and special projects in which Aristocrat is involved.
• You will also be responsible for assisting the Corporate General Counsel & Group Company Secretary with managing Aristocrat’s ASX continuous disclosure obligations and proactively monitoring and communicating changes in laws and regulations impacting the business and working with the business to design and operationalize appropriate controls and policies.
Mergers and acquisitions
End to end support on all M&A and divestitures, including:
• Partnering with the M&A/Strategy team on transactions
• Co-ordinating legal due diligence
• Managing external legal counsel (globally)
• Negotiation of transaction documents and implementation
• Assisting with preparation of Board papers and advising on associated regulatory considerations
Special projects and group refinancing
Legal support on:
• debt refinancing, re-pricings and extensions of our facilities, including negotiation of all transaction documents across our key jurisdictions
• corporate restructures, including due diligence, planning and implementation
ASX market disclosure
Assisting the Company Secretary manage the company’s ASX continuous disclosure obligations by:
• assisting with the Management Disclosure Committee and preparation of the committee papers
• adopting and maintaining protocols for confidentiality/legal professional privilege in key projects
• review of Aristocrat’s continuous disclosure policy and ensuring compliance
• You will also be a key legal partner to group risk and provide support as a member of the global crisis management team.
What we're looking for
• A law degree and qualification as a lawyer in either Australia, UK, or the USA.
• At least 5-7 years’ post qualification experience within a law firm or relevant experience within the corporate sector, ideally involving M&A or transactional legal work
• With employees based across 80 countries and offices in the USA (Las Vegas and Seattle), Australia (Sydney), UK (London), and Israel (Tel Aviv), you will need to be willing to travel internationally, build relationships globally and work across time zones
• Ability to work autonomously as well as cross-functionally with other teams (e.g. Tax, M&A/Strategy, Finance, Investor Relations, Corporate Affairs, Government Relations) and to build effective working relationships with individuals at all levels within the organization and externally.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, manage competing priorities and follow through and meet deadlines.
• The ability to identify new issues that require compliance management.
• Ability to provide commercially focused legal support.
• Ability to manage briefs to external lawyers and manage budget.
• World Leader in Gaming Entertainment
• Robust benefits package
• Global career opportunities
• All about the Player
• Talent Unleashed
• Collective Brilliance
• Good Business Good Citizen
The US based roles may require registration with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and/or other gaming jurisdictions in which we operate.
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