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Legal Counsel, General Counsel's Office, Core Business Services - Sydney

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Core Business Services
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SYD003I0 Requisition #
Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our Firm running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include the General Counsel’s Office, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.
 
As part of our General Counsel’s Office you will help provide legal advice to mitigate our business risk as we achieve our commercial goals in a complex environment.
 
With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
 
Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
 
 
About the opportunity
 
The General Counsel’s Office provides partners and staff with proactive, commercial legal support.  We are currently seeking a legal counsel to join the team in the General Counsel’s Office. The role involves providing technology and commercial contracting advice to support EY’s business as well as specific support the Firm’s growing IT Advisory consulting business.
 
In your role, you will:
  • Manage, negotiate and draft a wide variety of legal agreements;
  • Work with our business IT professionals to provide advice, negotiate and draft the terms of information technology agreements such as software licences,  managed services agreements and reseller agreements;
  • Provide timely and proactive advice and guidance to the business on varied commercial legal and technology issues, including protection of intellectual property, cloud based solutions, open source licensing; maintenance & hosting services, information security, liability and risk mitigation;
  • From time to time, negotiate and draft commercial contracts used by our business across all our service lines including engagement agreements, consultancy agreements, master services agreements, global framework agreements, procurement contracts, sponsorship agreements and strategic business relationship agreements; and
  • Collaborate with our colleagues locally and around the world on issues relating to complex global technology agreements, initiatives and projects.
About you
 
We’re looking for people with the following:
  • Between 3-5 years post admission experience gained in a top or leading mid-tier firm and/or in-house experience;
  • Proven expertise in:
    • technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, procurement and commercial contracts;
    • negotiating and drafting of technology contracts such as software licenses, managed services agreements and reseller agreements;
    • resolving commercialisation and issues relating to complex IP licensing, open source software
  • Ability to provide strategic commercial advice to stakeholders in the Firm;
  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills;
  • Creative thinker and pragmatic problem solver; and
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as make a valuable contribution as part of a team. 
About us
 
EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world, to help create wider economic and social benefits today, and a strong legacy for a better tomorrow.
 
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The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by Ernst & Young or by their external third party provider.
 
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