The Takeovers Panel supplements the staffing of its offices, in part, with secondees from major law firms throughout Australia. Secondments are arranged on a regular basis under which lawyers with three to four years experience and an interest in regulated mergers and acquisitions are seconded to the Panel for a period of eight months. Whilst with the Panel, secondees remain as employees of their firm, but are supervised by and responsible to, the Panel's Director and Legal Counsel.
Secondees at the Panel:
- assist in the management of applications before the Panel to ensure their efficient and timely resolution;
- act as an adviser to the Panel on commercial and legal issues arising under its jurisdiction;
- draft policy and other documents for publication by the Panel for the assistance of Panel members, and parties who are, or may come, before the Panel in matters considered by the Panel; and
- assist in the Panel's liaison with officers of ASIC, related agencies, industry groups, regulatory and professional bodies and external stakeholders on matters relating to the Panel's operations.
For further information on a potential secondment with the Panel, please contact the Panel's Director, Allan Bulman on 03 9655 3597.