SSAL Legal Counsel VP, 3 Month Temp Contract

Legal Counsel, Three Month Temp Position, State Street Global Services, Australia

Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are essential to our continued success.

Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our company values. It’s also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You’ll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us.

State Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of any legally protected characteristic.

Legal Counsel, Three Month Contract Position, State Street Global Services, Australia

This role reports to the Head of Legal, State Street Australia Limited.


Project work in relation to:

  • Oversight of implementation and finalization of RG133 compliance requirements including certification procedures and account naming;

  • APAC and global projects (including intercompany agreements project, conflicts disclosure, fee disclosure issues, recovery & resolution and review of lien).

General support for the global services business units in Australia and New Zealand including:

  • drafting and negotiating key agreements with customers and suppliers (in particular, custody agreements, administrative services agreements and service level agreements);

  • contributing to assessment and development of new products and services and research in relation to the same;

  • corporate and regulatory governance matters, including legal entity support and regulatory reporting;

  • preparing regular activity and legal developments reports for legal department management and local governance committees;

  • reviewing and negotiating agreements for operational purposes including confidentiality agreements, pricing agreements, supply agreements, documentation relating to unlisted asset investments and other miscellaneous agreements;

  • contributing to conduct of regular and ad hoc education seminars to employees on legal and ethical issues relating to their business unit;

  • drafting of responses to RFPs and review of related documentation;

  • providing miscellaneous legal advice as required over a range of issues impacting the business; and

  • working with and managing outside counsel as required

 Skills and Experience:

  • Commonwealth qualified lawyer with custody and financial services experience preferred.

  • Mature candidate capable of working independently and driving completion of projects.

  • Familiarity with custody bank operations and global custody structures preferred.

  • Capable of working with and instructing outside counsel.

  • Ability to work on team projects as necessary.