Assistant Legal Counsel - Regulatory

London Permanent £70,000 - £90,000 per year
  • Global banking institution searching for regulatory lawyer to join growing team
  • Top 15 bank in the world relating to both assets & project finance loan value

About Our Client

Originating over 400 years ago, this international financial institution operates within the banking space and is ranked among the largest 15 banks in terms of global assets with presence in 40 countries and over 100,000 employees. Their rich history has shaped their strong culture of collaboration and diversity, including their purpose to support growth strategies by providing innovative financial solutions to a diversified customer base across the globe.

You would be joining the EMEA subsidiary of the business with offices in 19 cities and over 1500 employees. They have faced significant growth over the past 20 years since opening in 2003 and don't show any signs of slowing down as they continue to crack into new financial spaces beyond commercial banking.

Job Description

Your key day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Bank on legal advice in relation to a broad range of regulatory matters including MIFID/EMIR, GDPR, cross border licensing, competition, investigations, and litigation.
  • To support the Bank in EMEA on projects which have regulatory issues.
  • Assist to investigate any identified potential or actual breach of relevant rules and regulations and advise on the legal implications.
  • Give legal advice to members of the wider group if requested, including the international Head Office in relation to matters of English law and regulations, and review/ draft documentation for overseas offices where governed by English law
  • Assist in the delivery of training, know-how, and guidance notes relating to a broad range of financial services regulatory issues.
  • Reviewing and drafting bank wide standard documentation and other miscellaneous documents with respect to relevant regulatory issues where required
  • To deal on a proactive basis with questions of a legal nature which arise throughout EMEA Region as a result of the Bank's customer relationships, regulatory obligations, and corporate governance.
  • Proactively contribute to the development of the Bank and actively work to eliminate legal risk.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be a junior lawyer (NQ - 4 PQE) with experience in financial services regulatory matters including MIFID/EMIR, GDPR, cross-border licensing, and more. The ideal candidate will have at least 6 months experience in a reputable law firm.

What's on Offer

Benefits on offer include:

  • Base salary up to £90,000 depending on candidate experience
  • Discretionary bonus based on individual performance
  • Great pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance x4
  • Group income protection
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Annual leave 25 days with the option to buy / sell up to 5 days
  • My family care

And more...

Gillian Stott
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Phone number
+44 20 7269 2346

Job summary

Job function
Banking & Finance - In House
Financial Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Gillian Stott
Consultant phone
+44 20 7269 2346
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