Senior Associate, AML / CTF (Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorism Financing) and Retail Financial Services (Melbourne)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Experienced Lawyers

Your Role

Our Australian offices are growing and we have a new opportunity for a Senior Associate (or equivalent) with AML/CTF and/or retail financial services experience to join our Corporate Funds, Super, Wealth (FSW) team. The successful candidate will be key members of the Group, getting the opportunity to work with a broad range clients.

Our Team

Our highly regarded Funds, Superannuation & Wealth (FSW) Team sits within the broader Allens Corporate Practice. We work in a close-knit, growing and dynamic team, acting for some of Australia's leading banks, non-bank lenders, fund managers, super trustees, institutional investors and other financial services providers across a range of industry sectors. We provide access to a broad range of both transactional and advisory work.

Your day

Allens has one of the leading AML/CTF and retail financial services practices in Australia. We have extensive experience in all aspects of retail banking, anti-money laundering and broader financial services law.

As a Senior Associate, you will work in a high-energy and collaborative environment advising our clients on a broad range of complex and challenging issues arising under the AML/CTF Act, the National Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Banking Act, the Banking Code of Practice, the ePayments Code and the ASIC Act.

You will also provide subject-matter expertise to our Disputes & Investigations team on contentious regulatory matters, primarily in relation to AML/CTF enforcement, and support our market leading M&A practice on significant financial services transactions.

Your clients

We act for many of Australia's largest banks, non-bank lenders, superannuation and investment funds, and for global fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.

You will work closely with many teams within the firm, including Disputes & Investigations, M&A and Banking & Finance. Through our integrated alliance with Linklaters, you'll also have the opportunity to partner with experts across the globe, coordinating responses to complex regulatory issues across multiple jurisdictions.

Your career trajectory

We are in a significant growth phase and we are looking to expand our AML/CTF and retail financial services practice with a high calibre Senior Associate. As a member of our experienced and friendly team within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.

We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework when you join, providing a clear understanding of what high performance at each career stage as a lawyer at Allens looks like.

We also recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged, and have clarity on key processes and decisions.  Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • 5+ years PQE plus demonstrable experience in retail financial services and/or AML/CTF law, gained either in private practice, public sector or in-house
  • The ability to work cohesively in a team and hybrid working environment
  • Enthusiasm and passion for complex areas of law
  • Strong analytical skills
  • An ability to effectively manage matters as well as discreet elements of large matters
  • A desire and ability to grow, both as a lawyer and leader
  • A willingness to build an understanding of clients and develop effective working relationships
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks
  • A willingness to develop others through mentoring and sharing experiences and networks.

Work pattern

This is a permanent opportunity for a Senior Associate.

We are ideally looking for a full-time Senior Associate, but we support flexibility, and would be happy to discuss what arrangements would work best for you.

We also support a hybrid working model, where working from home is part of the norm.

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a proud 200-year heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work.

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like.

Through our alliance with Linklaters, we offer clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations. With Allens, you'll work at the cutting edge of the law on the most complex and innovative deals in the market. You'll work with lawyers and professionals at the top of their game who, like you, strive to get a little better every day. And you'll be supported to take your career wherever you want it to go.

There is enormous strength in the unique backgrounds and life experiences our people bring to the firm. Our culture and performance is enriched by our differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural and social diversity, age, ability, and family and caring arrangements. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples.

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

We prefer to hear from you directly.

Please submit your resume via our on-line careers site addressed to Thomas Wigglesworth, Senior Resourcing Consultant, or reach out directly on +61 449 539 834.

If this isn't the position for you, please tell your friends or colleagues about it.


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