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Legal Counsel, Contracts | General Counsel Office

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  4 Jun 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1503396




What if we didn’t focus on who you are now, but who you could become?


At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.


What’s in it for you?

As our Legal Counsel with strong contracts experience you’ll provide commercial contracting advice to support EY’s growing business.

  • Work closely with EY’s professionals and pursuits teams to negotiate and manage a wide variety of high value pursuits and agreements, including large scale transformation projects
  • Collaborate with our colleagues locally and globally on issues relating to complex global contracting initiatives and projects
  • Form part of the globally integrated GCO function, serving as trusted advisors to the EY community through the delivery of proactive, commercial legal advice


What we’re looking for

Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • A legal practising certificate for an Australian jurisdiction
  • At least 6 years’ post admission experience gained in a top or leading mid-tier firm and/or reputable in-house experience
  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills


What we can offer you


Acknowledgement of Country

EY acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which EY offices are located around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. Find out more about our vision for reconciliation at


Apply now… we’re over 9,000 perspectives in Australia and we’re ready to welcome yours.

At EY we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.


EY | Building a better working world

Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.




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