Asia Pacific / Australia / NSW / Macquarie Park /


#: 743999723942233 / REF841Z

Mid-Senior Level


Job Description

About the Job

Nielsen is looking to hire a lawyer to help us negotiate contracts mainly for the Pacific region (Australia and New Zealand).   The lawyer would be based in Sydney and would be involved in a diverse range of transactions including, drafting and negotiating agreements with clients, retailers, suppliers and others in the Pacific region. The lawyer would on occasion be asked to support geographies beyond Pacific including South East Asia and North Asia. The lawyer would be required to be work at least 3 days a week.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support our client service teams operating in the consumer and retail measurement businesses and provide ad-hoc advice to a multitude of stakeholders on a daily basis in a timely manner. 
  • Provide support to internal support functions like human resource and finance as well.  
  • The person will need to be able to quickly appreciate the fast-paced nature of the industry and corresponding depth or complexity of the advice sought and respond accordingly (or provide guidance). 
  • Having a well-established precedents database means that the person is expected to quickly navigate within the set precedents and adhere to the global drafting standards. 
  • Typical contracts would include Master Services Agreements, Licence Agreements, Supplier Agreements, Third Party Access Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements. 
  • The lawyer will interact regularly with Chief Regional Counsel, other company legal personnel and client service and finance teams across the region to ensure that contracts and the negotiation processes meet the needs of a dynamic growing business and an expanding client base.  
  • The ideal candidate will be able to formulate creative solutions to resolve negotiation sticking points and bring deals to a prompt close.  An ability to apply a commercial mindset to legal advice would be highly favoured. 
  • The candidate needs to be mature and able to work independently with minimal supervision but be sufficiently experienced to know when to escalate matters to the Chief Regional Counsel or to the appropriate business leads depending on the matter. 
  • The lawyer must be comfortable with a fast paced and high volume environment.


  • Minimum of 5 to 6 years post qualification experience minimum in a law firm and corporate environment.
  • Good knowledge of contract law, licensing arrangements, company law, privacy law, intellectual.
  • Preparation of standard templates for recurring commercial transactions and drafting agreements to address new business models and legal and business requirements
  • Prior exposure to or appreciation of corporate governance frameworks; ability to apply and interpret a suite of corporate policies, codes and in-house rules to legal matters and tasks at hand
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (both contract drafting and the ability to explain legal provisions to non-lawyers) are essential for the job, as are the ability to work independently and to learn the business quickly in order to identify key issues and priorities.  
  • No knowledge of foreign law is required but some experience handling common law jurisdictional matters for the Asia Pacific region  would be beneficial. 
  • Experience in M & A work will be advantageous.