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Reporting to and assisting the Corporate Counsel/Company Secretary to provide advice and legal support to the business on a wide range of funds, investment management, general company and commercial issues.
Provide legal advice and support to the business on local and global regulatory issues arising in the context of Dimensional’s asset management business.
Provide general regulatory advice – including interpretation and application of regulatory reforms to the business
Provide legal guidance and advice to the business for new investment product launches, including preparation of disclosure documentation and liaising with regulators and service providers
Review, negotiate and draft amendments to Investment Management Agreements – working closely with internal stakeholders to provide commercial advice
Prepare and review client and supplier/vendor contracts – including platform agreements, back office contracts, IT contracts and other corporate contracts
Liaise with and oversee work provided by outside counsel on a variety of legal matters ensuring the standards for service delivery and cost are met
Collaborate closely with Dimensional’s Global Legal team.
Partner with sales, client servicing, marketing, product development, research and compliance departments to identify and manage any legal issues and risks
Conduct reviews of marketing materials, client/consultant questionnaires and ongoing due diligence requests
Assist with HR-related matters
Assist with general company secretarial duties
Qualifications and Experience
Australian qualified lawyer
Approximately 5-10 years post-qualification experience
Experience in private practice with an upper tier law firm specialising in funds management / financial services
In-house experience with an investment manager or financial services business (or a secondment) desirable
Ability to provide technically correct, but also commercial advice
Ability to work with global legal colleagues across different jurisdictions and time zones
Proficiency with Chapters 5C and 7 of the Corporations Act
Familiarity with investment management agreements – negotiation, amendment, compliance reviews
Exposure to IDPS agreements desirable – wrap agreements and other platform agreements
Exposure to securities class actions desirable – participation by funds
General contract law experience
Strong academic achievement at a reputable law school
Team player with ability to work on own initiative, and manage multiple work streams and tasks reliably, without requiring close supervision
Ability to collaborate with non-legal teams within the business and explain practical implications of the law clearly and simply
Very strong communication skills (verbal and written)
Detail oriented and organised
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
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