General Counsel

8+ years PQE

The Company

International investment bank who's EMEA HQ is based in the City of London. An organisation that continues to expand it's presence both in London and further afield. A collegiate and professional atmosphere which is very meritocratcic.

The Role

- Dual reporting lines to CEO in London and General Counsel in HQ

- Working across multiple jurisdictions

- Responsible for legal matters under UK and EU law

- Company Secretarial responsibilities

- Working closely with compliance team in London and abroad

- Responsibility for all legal work conducted on a day to day basis

- Supporting investment banking, trading and sales teams

- Putting in place appropriate training and creating new policies and procedures to reflect the
changes or updating existing ones, which includes changes to financial services regulation

- Oversight support to senior management and keeping the Board appraised of regulatory and policy developments

What they are looking for

- Strong understanding of finance, tax and employment regulations

- Understanding of Trade settlement

- Team player

- Strong interperonsal skills

- Able to multi - task and work under pressure

- Significant experience of working in the financial services sector

Qualifications and Experience

- A qualified solicitor in England and Wales

- At least 8 years PQE

- Trained at a legal firm with significant in-house legal experience within financial services

- Mandarin speaker not essential but preferred