Good academic credentials and post-qualification experience.
In-house legal experience is preferred (directly, or as a secondee) but is not essential.
Strong commercial understanding, and excellent interpersonal skills.
Desire to provide excellent client service and an ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders.
The ability to adapt to new situations and work environments, and a thirst for new challenges.
You must have the right to work and be eligible to practice as a lawyer in the UK.
What are we looking for?
We are actively recruiting for qualified Financial Services lawyers at all PQE levels.
Advising clients on legal regulatory and compliance issues across a broad range of areas including investment management, wealth management, private banking, investment funds, pension funds, mutual funds, private equity and retail banking.
Advising on key legal and regulatory issues affecting the financial services industry.
Implementing legal and regulatory change projects (including the development of template agreements and negotiation guidelines) on regulations which may include MiFID II, UCITS V, AIFMD, CASS, CRD IV, EMIR, Dodd Frank, DGSD, FSMA, RDR, CCP clearing, CCA, Payment Services Directive, Market Abuse Directive, the Volcker Rule and FATCA.
Drafting and maintenance of internal policies to ensure firm compliance and for implementation of regulatory changes.
Working with regulators internationally e.g. FCA, SEC, AMF, CSSF, CBI, BaFin and with industry bodies to respond to consultation papers.
Assisting the business team in the establishment of new product offerings and setting out the regulatory and legal framework for distribution of structured products and alternative investments
Engaging in the drafting, negotiating and reviewing of a wide variety of contracts including, but not limited to: IMAs, client terms, distribution agreements and technology/financial platform related agreements.