10 Jan, 2022

Practice Leader | 8+ PQE | Venture Debt (Banking & Finance)

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  • Remote
Full time Legal

Job Description

[Hidden]* is a market disruptor in the commercial legal services industry. Our innovative business model and custom-built technology allow our lawyers to provide a faster, better quality and more cost-effective client experience. [Hidden]* is a leader in delivering legal services in Australia and has assisted more than 150,000 businesses. We were named an Employer of Choice by Australasian Lawyer in 2019 and 2020, and Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 Australasian Law Awards. In early 2021 we opened our virtual doors in New Zealand, and in 2022 we will be launching in the UK!
The Opportunity
An exciting and rare opportunity exists for a senior Banking and Finance lawyer with strong experience in running venture debt transactions to join [Hidden]* Corporate Transactions team and help lead our successful startup practice. We’re looking for a successful and modern lawyer with a passion for client service, who is excited to help us build our market leading practice further. 
This position can be performed from our HQ in Sydney, or remotely from anywhere in Australia.

How You’ll Help our Clients

    • Running venture debt transactions including preparing term sheets, drafting and negotiation transaction documents and attending to completion.
    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan agreements, security documents, guarantees, SAFEs and convertible notes.
    • Advising startups and investors in relation to business structuring, financing and PPSA related queries.
    • Building and nurturing client relationships with some of Australia's most well know VC firms and startups.
    • Managing and mentoring junior lawyers in the Corporate Transactions Practice Group.

The Ideal Candidate

    • Quality experience: 8+ years of experience in a reputable legal environment specialising in banking and finance law, with demonstrated experience running venture debt deals.
    • A committed manager: As a Practice Leader, you will have direct reports. While previous experience as a people manager is ideal, we are more interested in your enthusiasm towards coaching and developing others - we can teach the rest! 
    • Efficient: Prioritises effectively; focuses on what matters; delivers on time, every time.
    • Commercial: Has business acumen; cares about our clients' success and [Hidden]* too.
    • Collaborative: Gets a kick out of working with smart, fun and passionate people and learning from them. 
    • Adaptable: Grasps new concepts quickly; has a growth mindset; improves every day.

The Perks

    • Fast-paced startup environment with exciting growth opportunities.
    • Talented and energetic team members.
    • Annual budget to spend on external learning opportunities.
    • Paid volunteering, birthday and parental leave.
    • Relaxed (and dog friendly!) office environment + fully supported remote work arrangements.
How to Apply
If this sounds like your kind of role, we’d love to hear from you! 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close once the role is filled, so apply early to avoid missing out.
A note to recruiters: we’re all over this role, so there’s no need for you to get in touch. [Hidden]* does not accept unsolicited CVs or responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited CVs. Thanks!
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Remote Status

100% Remote | Work From Home

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