General Counsel
City of London
£150000- 200000 +Bonus + Benefits
Min 8 years PQE

The Company
International investment bank who's European HQ is based in the City of London. The role ahs come about due to internal promotion and considerable further expansion of there business in both London and the EMEA region.

The Role
The role reports to the CEO IN London and the Group General Counsel. This role is varied in nature and is heavily involved in strategy. The role is wide ranging and includes:

- 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
In order to be considered for the role, you should meet the following criteria:

- Strong understanding of finance, tax and employment regulations

- Understanding of Trade settlement

- Team player

- Strong inter personal skills

- Able to multi - task and work under pressure

- Significant experience of working in the financial services sector

Qualifications and Experience

- A qualified solicitor / barrister 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 / Cantonese Speaker not essential but preferred