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Legal Counsel SMAD, Australia

  • Location
    • Port Melbourne, Victoria
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The role will advise the MDs and management teams of the GM units on strategic, high level and significant matters and projects as well as day to day operations.  Ensures appropriate identification, evaluation, consideration and balancing of risks and opportunities in decision-making and implementation by business, and the protection and advancement of the company objectives in line with GM’s legal, ethical, safety, policy and risk considerations. Advises other business partners throughout the operations, and manages the legal counsel and external legal advisors to the businesses, to en

Additional Description


  • Bachelor of Laws 
  • Extensive experience (min 8 years pqe) working in-house in a multinational corporation and/or a reputable legal firm. 
  • Sound understanding of business issues of dedicated client groups
  • Good grasp of industry best practice 
  • Detailed and comprehensive knowledge of  Australia & New Zealand laws and the ability to develop knowledge of legal frameworks in countries overseen. Experience advising in other jurisdictions in Asia and the Middle East will be viewed favorably.
  • Extensive experience working across full range of legal issues including contracts, IP, antitrust, consumer protection, joint ventures, litigation, sales and marketing, HR/IR, restructures, environmental, product liability
  • Good understanding and experience advising on ethical, safety, policy and risk requirements.

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