• Legal, Securities Legal, Vice President - Sydney

    Location(s) AU-Sydney
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Asia Except Japan
    Legal and Internal Audit
    Business Unit
    Securities/Merchant Bank/IBD
    Employment Type

    Goldman Sachs is a leading global financial services firm providing corporate advisory, financing, securities and investment management and other financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes; corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators.


    Whether you are an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in finance and law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

    The role will be based in Sydney, Australia and will be focused on supporting the Equities business within the Securities Division.


    The Securities Division in Asia includes the sales and trading businesses (including cash equities, listed options, equity derivatives, prime services, futures and facilitation) (ie Equities), fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC), and Private Investor Products Group (including retail and wholesale structured products).


    Job Role & Responsibilities

    This will include providing advice and assistance to our traders and sales people on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters across Equities. Key responsibilities include the following:

    • Providing legal advice to the Equities business in Australia, support for our regional Equities business and assist on related agreements and other documentation;
    • Advising on regulatory matters impacting the Equities business (including global and local regulations);
    • Preparing, maintaining and updating precedent legal documentation and agreements to incorporate changes in applicable law and regulations, Goldman Sachs offshore policy or changes in market practice;
    • Working with the Securities Division Compliance team on regulatory matters and investigations. There may also be opportunities to become involved in training and policy work, including representing the firm in discussions with industry bodies;
    • Assisting in the preparation of materials for submission to regional and global committees; and
    • Liaise with Legal and Compliance personnel at Goldman Sachs locally, regionally and globally on issues relating to the Securities Division.

    The role requires the ability to work independently and to manage a diverse and complex workload meeting tight deadlines. Lawyers in our team work closely with a diverse group of clients across our trading floors and thrive on the pressures of delivering consistently high quality advice to a dynamic, and constantly evolving, business.

    Experience and Qualifications:

    • Qualified derivative lawyers with minimum 5 years PQE;
    • Relevant post-qualification experience either with a reputable law firm or as in-house counsel;
    • An ability to demonstrate a strong grounding in securities law and regulation, with a particular focus on Australia and New Zealand;
    • Working knowledge of regulatory developments impacting the markets in Australia and Asia;
    • International experience or derivatives experience will also be an advantage


    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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