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Legal Counsel Regulatory and Commercial

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Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a leading global data, analytic and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We have been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years. Through continuously adapting to our environment, not only have we remained a market leader, we drive and challenge ourselves to do better to help our customers live their financial best.

Our people are what makes us great at what we do - we see every member of our team as an integral piece of a jigsaw. We celebrate differences and recognise that each person brings with them unique talents and perspectives. We provide our people the support and flexibility to manage their work-life balance. At Equifax we genuinely care about our people and our ability to come together as #OneEquifax.

The perks of being an Equifax employee within the Legal Compliance and Risk team?

There are lots of perks of being an Equifax employee – we offer additional leave days as we recognise the importance of taking time out, whether that’s to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide them with discounted health cover through BUPA, access to comprehensive hearing services and discounts, and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program. Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity. 

 Our Legal Compliance and Risk team is small enough to enable close and cohesive interaction amongst team members, but it also has a big impact on a business that operates in a highly regulated environment. We love our job, so we are devoted to finding solutions to drive continuous improvement and provide a balanced ground for our customers and colleagues. 

While our intentions are to be outcomes focussed, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun while we do it. When you peer into our office, you will see it bursting with caring, supportive people that have formed genuine friendships. Our leaders support us, and we put trust in each other to get the job done knowing that we are part of a larger jigsaw, dedicated to the same purpose.

What you’ll do:

We’re looking for a high-energy Legal Counsel (Regulatory & Commercial) to join our Legal Compliance and Risk Team, providing advice and assistance to the Equifax data, analytics and technology business in Australia. This is a hands-on role, with significant exposure to business stakeholders across multiple business units. 

Legal services you will provide include: legal and risk management advice on a variety of legal issues affecting the business, in particular privacy (including credit reporting), data, technology and consumer law, drafting and negotiation of customer and supplier contracts, to assist the business in navigating a complex and evolving regulatory landscape; involvement in industry regulator and industry body interactions; and involvement in business and technology transformation projects.

What are we looking for?

  • Tertiary qualified with undergraduate law degree & hold a current practising certificate

  • Commercial lawyer with 3 to 5 years’ post qualification experience (PQE)

  • Privacy/data law expertise

  • Proven commercial contract drafting, review and negotiation skills

  • Must have reputable law firm experience

  • Ability to explain legal concepts in a commercial context

  • Demonstrated track-record of rapid provision of concise, solutions-based legal advice

  • Commercially astute and customer-focussed with good practical business judgement

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Capacity to assume responsibility and work independently

  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with senior management 

  • Ability to develop strong and cooperative working relationships at all levels of the business

Extra points for any of the following:

  • Experience in a technology/data related environment

  • Credit reporting law experience

  • Prior in house experience with a major corporation.

Success attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountable

  • Brave

  • Curious

  • Collaborative

  • Individualist

  • Trustworthy

  • Dedicated

At Equifax, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate'

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the application process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence. Please know, we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. 

Your ability to demonstrate that you possess/have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform in our roles is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it. 

However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day! 

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

Working at Equifax

We believe in a growth mindset. At Equifax, this includes providing our employees opportunities to perform at their best and learn new skills along the way to inspire and build fulfilling careers.

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