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Senior Legal Counsel, UNSW Innovations

This position is a maternity leave contract, 3 days a week (6 month contract).

About the Role

An opportunity exists to join the legal team at UNSW Innovations, the technology transfer and innovation company of UNSW Australia for a 6 month maternity leave contract, 3 days per week.

The Senior Legal Counsel (Licensing and company creation focus) provides sound practical legal advice and transaction support services in a highly professional, timely and effective manner in accordance with UNSW Innovations' policies and procedures and its Knowledge Exchange activities and strategy.

About you

To be considered for this role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Legal experience in the areas of intellectual property, contract and general commercial law
  • Good understanding of corporations law and its application to privately held companies
  • At least 6-9 years PQE (admitted to practice in NSW)
  • Ability to critically analyse, draft and negotiate commercial transactions in an innovation / technology related environment
  • Ability to build sound business relationships in a wide range of settings preferably including research communities
  • An eye for detail with an ability to work as part of a team and independently in a dynamic business environment
  • Excellent organisation, communication, negotiation and influencing skills

 Other desirable skills:

  • University or research experience
  • IP management experience


  • Provide timely, effective, practical legal review, advice and drafting of agreements and consulting documents  
  • Provide timely and effective negotiation transaction and project management support to the Business Development Managers
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the templates and other legal resources and contribute to training and development of non-legal employees
  • Meet the legal and transaction delivery objectives of UNSW Innovations
  • Keep abreast of relevant legislative and UNSW policies and procedure changes
  • Mentor and provide training and support to junior members of the legal team
  • Support the Student Entrepreneur Development initiative
  • Support the General Counsel with the day-to-day running of the Entrepreneur Legal Centre including providing start-up legal advice to student start-ups


Any questions, please contact Naomi Levi on 9385 5008

Submit your resume to
Applications close 5pm Friday, 18 November 2016.
Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
No recruitment agencies please.


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