5 days old

Legal Counsel

Melbourne, VIC 3004
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Position Overview
Provision of transaction and regulatory support and legal advice to the Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF)platform in Australia and New Zealand, with particular emphasis on the following areas:
  1. Floor plan financing (by way of accounts receivable financing or bailment and associated security including PPSA and priority arrangements)
  2. Documenting and negotiating distributor agreements with manufacturers and suppliers of financed inventory
  3. Assisting the CDF ANZ platform in developing and executing its strategies and objectives; and
  4. Providing legal advice across a range of issues to the CDF ANZ management.

  • Providing local law advice and counsel on cross-border transactional and regulatory issues;
  • Draft, negotiate and review full legal documentation in respect to lending, inventory financing and factoring matters (including accounts receivable financing agreements, bailment agreements, distributor agreements and associated guarantee and security documents);
  • Provide advice on pre-transaction structuring and transaction support;
  • Identifying and mitigating transaction risks and providing creative, problem-solving legal input to new product and new initiative developments;
  • Working independently with business units to help develop and execute their business strategies and objectives, particularly in obtaining requisite approvals from Head Office committees;
  • Advising on regulations in Australia and New Zealand affecting the CDF business, in particular on the ability to market, solicit and conduct business in such jurisdictions, working with Compliance Department as appropriate;
  • Communicating regularly and co-ordinating with Head Office Law Department, in particular adhering to policies and procedures in retaining and managing external counsel relationships and all related legal expenses, particularly on transactions;
  • Consulting with and advising clients and representing Wells Fargo in dealing with others inside and outside the organization, as appropriate;
  • Keeping other Law Department and line of business colleagues updated on Australia and New Zealand legal developments and their impact on Wells Fargos businesses in the Australia and New Zealand region


  • Accounting
  • Financial Services
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing / Production

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