Consulting Lawyer - Funds And Asset Management – Australia

Consulting Lawyer - Funds And Asset Management – Australia

Allen & Overy Llp | new south wales, NSW, AU

Posted 9 days ago

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Job description

About Peerpoint
Peerpoint by Allen & Overy is a global legal consulting platform for lawyers who are seeking a self-directed legal career via a non-traditional route. Consulting with Peerpoint means having the backing of Allen & Overy and, with it, access to the highest quality work, clients, resources and support.
About the role
We are currently seeking funds lawyers with the below expertise to join Peerpoint. If you are a highly-skilled and self-driven lawyer with top tier technical experience in these areas, then we are keen to hear from you.

Fund formation and establishment (retail, private, and alternative investment fund structures) including IPOs and fundraisings
Fund registration, distribution and marketing
Investment management including drafting and negotiating fund investments
General asset management activities
Fund-related regulation, compliance and ESG
Successful applicants will have:
A right to work and reside in Australia
Qualified to practice in Australia – unrestricted
A minimum of four years' post-qualification experience, ideally within a top tier law firm and a leading financial institution or corporate (directly, or as a secondee)
Have a willingness to engage with Peerpoint as a casual employee or via an Independent Legal Practice
Strong technical knowledge and experience in a common law jurisdiction is preferred
Self-starter with a commitment to building a career as a consultant and a drive to achieve at a high level whilst working as a consultant
Adept at leading or working within complex multi-functional, multi-national project environments
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels, building strong relationships internally and externally
Client service-focused, with exemplary client service ethic and commitment
Strong commercial/business acumen
Resilient, adaptable, autonomous and highly credible
Advanced organisational skills and diplomacy
Why be a Peerpoint consultant?
A consulting career through Peerpoint is diverse, exciting and immensely rewarding. As a Peerpoint consultant you can have the opportunity to work:
In-house with one of our clients - one assignment could be stepping into a team to support a project, while another a senior manager role tackling regulatory change. Assignments can range from two to twelve months in duration and are usually worked four days’ per week.
In the Allen & Overy practice on an ad-hoc basis, supporting teams when needed or joining them for fixed periods to work on a deal.
We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there is a good chance we can provide you with work on an on-going basis. We cannot guarantee work but we are every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.
More information on how consulting works:
Flexibility of consulting
The benefits of legal consulting are wide ranging. You might want more control over your time, to be able to balance professional and personal ambitions such as family responsibilities, a business idea, studies or hobbies. Legal consulting gives you the flexibility to remain in the workforce without putting the rest of life on hold.
You might want more choice and control over, or variety in, your work. Legal consulting enables informed decision-making about the future direction of your career, offering you the opportunity to work with different clients, sectors, and teams (including within Allen & Overy in some cases). It also offers flexibility and options, including the right to accept or decline potential placements or assignments.
Supporting you and your career development
When you join our panel, you’ll receive the full support of our dedicated legal consultant management team, but that’s not all. Throughout the period of your assignment, you’ll also have access to a huge suite of A&O resources, including:
An A&O partner or senior lawyer contact
A&O professional support lawyers and knowledge resources
Bespoke Peerpoint support including: individualised coaching, exclusive events designed to meet your training and networking needs, a specialised consultant development programme on transition management, mindset and business planning and specialised CV/marketing document training
Further training: Our consultants are invited to attend some of A&O’s legal training and also have access to A&O's IT training courses
Client newsletters and seminars
Invitations to A&O networks, the A&O mentoring programme and pro bono opportunities
As a Peerpoint legal consultant, you’re never on your own; instead, you’re part of a community of like-minded lawyers who have all chosen the self-directed route, who are keen to share their experiences and learn from one another.
Please note that, due to the high volume of applications, it is our policy not to provide detailed personal feedback at the application stage.