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Senior Lawyer - Taxation


Our client, a major global resources company, is seeking the services of a Senior Lawyer based in Perth or Brisbane to advise on and manage group strategic and material litigation, investigations and disputes. The role is also the key legal contact for the tax function in the area of tax audits, mediation and litigation.

This is a full time position direct with the client.
As a key partner to the business, the Senior Lawyer identifies and manages legal risks in a cost effective manner, including advising senior management on strategic legal issues.

The focus of the role is to:
• Manage all stages of large scale litigation, investigations and disputes including a particular focus on corporate taxation
• Provide timely, accurate, independent, strategic, and commercially pragmatic legal advice whilst managing legal and commercial risks
• Be familiar with relevant legislative frameworks and audit and investigation processes
• Deal with regulators including information requests, and interviews
• Be familiar with litigation, alternative dispute resolution methods and legislative and judicial appeals processes
• Conduct risk management strategies, including preparation of evidence of transactions to support commercial and legal outcomes

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

• Licensed lawyer, qualified to practice in Australia (preferably in QLD or WA)
• Substantial professional experience in a commercially oriented legal environment (including top tier law firm and in house major corporate in multiple jurisdictions).
• Significant litigation experience in material and complex cases including corporate taxation
• Strong commercial and contractual experience in a broad-based commercial environment, including risk identification, analysis and management and litigation management.
• Strong leadership, management and communication skills

The role will require working primarily across our hubs in Brisbane and Perth, while being based in one of them.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre employment checks.

For a discussion on this role, please contact Brooke on 08 9226 4511 or quoting reference number 121926.

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