Commercial/Litigation Lawyer

Lakemba, New South Wales, au
Company: PwC
Category: Legal Occupations
Published on 2021-08-05 19:16:43

Line of Service

Internal Firm Services


Not Applicable


IFS - Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

With PwC, you’ll ignite a meaningful career while being supported by a flexible working culture, innovative learning and development opportunities and progressive policies and benefits, such as 18 weeks paid parental leave for mums, dads and foster carers (no minimum service!)

About the Role

The role will involve management of litigation, advising on statutory obligations on a range of regulatory-focused matters, and assisting with general commercial law matters. You will work in a supportive in-house team environment dealing closely with all areas and levels of the organisation. 

To be considered for this role, you must have a minimum of 3 PQE. Experience in advising on court processes and statutory obligations (such as responding to subpoenas, regulatory notices, and breach reporting) will be highly regarded.

As a lawyer in our Office of General Counsel your impact will be seen by: 

  • Assisting with the management of actual and threatened litigation and advising on potentially contentious and regulatory matters involving the organisation

  • Advising on statutory obligations and assisting with enquiries and communications with regulatory authorities

  • Assisting with the review, legal analysis and preparation of advice on a variety of client engagements and supplier agreements, working closely with the organisation’s risk and compliance teams

  • Providing focused and pragmatic solutions to address legal risk and business problems

  • About you 

    As a successful candidate, you will have: 

  • Experience working within teams of lawyers, supporting and consulting senior lawyers

  • Experience and confidence in dealing with and assisting senior management (both in written and verbal communications), including an ability to draft clear and precise legal documents and communication; 

  • Strong technical and corporate law knowledge; 

  • Excellent interpersonal and commercial skills, as well as an ability to build relationships and influence with impact;

  • Identify and consider critical and key issues, assess and articulate legal risks (including likelihood and impact) so the business can make informed, risk-based commercial decisions; and

  • Prioritise tasks and manage workflow expectations in line with business requirements.

  • As this role sits within a busy team that addresses a wide range of matters, a willingness to be involved in a variety of matters and an enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced environment are essential. 

    Life at PwC

    Our culture and benefits are something we’re proud of, and also why we’re consistently named as one of Australia’s best workplaces. With PwC, you’ll belong to an inclusive community where differences are both embraced and the underlying driver in everything we create together.

    We empower you with the technology, coaching, flexibility and trust needed to make a meaningful difference, while supporting you in bringing your whole self to work each day. We’re committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce because we know it’s only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and society around us.

    We’re living this commitment through initiatives including our Reconciliation Action Plan to increase Indigenous employment and employee-led diversity networks promoting cultural, disability, LGBTI and gender equality. At our core we’re a people business, which means you’ll be supported not just in your professional development but your personal growth as well. 

    As the team experiences high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

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