Avanade Inc. Legal Counsel in Sydney, Australia


Works with Leadership team, Sales, Delivery, HR, Finance and other functions on commercial matters, especially on IT consulting agreements in Australia.


  • Work with Market Units management, business development executives, technology group, Talent Communities, HR, Finance, other transactional lawyers and other stakeholders in developing, structuring and negotiating IT transactions clarifying and balancing risk and reward in relation to the service offerings and individual customer arrangements, and mitigating risk to protect the company’s assets and profitability.

  • Structure, review, draft and negotiate IT consulting arrangements in Australia

  • Lead negotiations of a variety of IT transactions.

  • Provide legal, commercial, compliance and risk training to the Australian business teams.

  • Manage external counsel as necessary.

  • Manage a part-time legal intern

  • Collaborate on Global and regional projects.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent academic credentials.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Very good understanding of IT consulting business and a passion for technology.

  • Well-rounded business perspective.

  • Ability to contribute positively as a member of a team in an intense and fast-paced environment.

  • Agile in navigating a variety of diverse stakeholders and eliciting positive and timely input from them in a way that inspires greater productivity.

  • Results-driven problem-solver who takes ownership while remaining inclusive.

  • Disciplined, focused, thorough and dedicated to meeting high standards of excellence.

  • Positive experience working within a complex multi-jurisdictional structure both live and virtually across time zones.

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines on short time frames and under pressure with the ability to set and adjust priorities quickly.

  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills.

  • Highly responsive and follows through on commitments.

  • Flexible and adaptable people person who recognizes and celebrates others’ talents and contributions.

  • Superior communication skills, particularly with respect to active listening to and integrating information from various sources quickly and communicating legal advice in a practical form in a business context.

  • Experience in structuring, negotiating, drafting and reviewing complicated technology consulting arrangements.In-depth knowledge of IT consulting, contract law, general business law and intellectual property law.

  • Good knowledge and understanding of employment law.

  • Up-to-date working knowledge of Microsoft products.

  • Support corporate compliance requirements.


  • Excellent academic credentials.

  • Relevant broad experience (4- 6 years) in providing legal advice on technology and consulting, in law firm and/or fast-paced corporate multinational legal group environments.

  • Licensed to practise law in Australia

Requisition ID - 45817

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

Category: Legal