IBM Counsel (Melbourne or Sydney) in Argentina

Job Description

IBM; the company that put the first man on the moon; the company that created Watson – the first artificial intelligent machine to win Jeopardy; IBM – the makers of laptops. Yes, that was us – but now are so much more.

The new IBM has reinvented education, the new IBM helps guide dogs guide – in fact we are even helping to improve people’s lives. If that’s not exciting enough we are making fashion digital, we are predicting the weather and we are making cars go faster. IBM employees are defining the cognitive era, and this is just the beginning. What can YOU do with IBM?

Our Legal Team is spread across both Sydney and Melbourne. We have enabled IBM to be recognised for its leading employment practices and policies. Each day we work on projects that challenge us, and allow us to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders of all levels. Other than our Legal experience, we all have one thing in common – our passion for technology.

We are looking for a Counsel to join our growing Sydney or Melbourne team.

What will I be doing?

  • Commercial negotiation

  • Advising on contractual disputes

  • Multi-party transactions across a range of IT services and products

  • Advising on key areas of law related to IT including privacy, security and IP

What skills will I need?

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

  • Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders in a short amount of time

  • Balance commercial considerations with IBM’s risk

  • Takes initiative and responsibility

  • Works collaboratively as a team player

What experience do I need?

  • 5 + years experience as a practising lawyer

  • Current practising certificate, NSW/VIC or other Australian state.

  • Have worked in a Legal team in a complex large-scaled global organisation

  • Exposure to the Technology industry (preferred)

This role is open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens and PR holders.

Sign me up!

If you tick these boxes, and are ready to start your next challenge with a career at IBM – click “Apply” today. To find out more, head to

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EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.