Legal Counsel, Investigations

London Permanent £90,000 - £120,000 per year
  • Global banking institution searching for an investigations lawyer
  • Top 15 bank in the world relating to both assets & project finance loan value

About Our Client

With over 400 years of history, 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 their lean legal team is at the forefront.

Job Description

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and advising on contentious regulatory investigations involving the Bank's relevant regulators and financial crime agencies across the EMEA region.
  • Managing and advising (and working effectively with external lawyers and senior Bank stakeholders) on internal investigations and whistleblowing matters.
  • Preparing relevant template documentation in connection with any relevant financial crime and investigation matters.
  • Undertaking effective interviews and fact finding of staff and other parties involved in an investigation or financial crime matter.
  • Developing relevant internal policies, procedures and checklists in relation to investigations and whistle blowing matters.
  • Assisting in the investigation of any actual or potential breaches of internal policies and regulations and advise on their legal implications.
  • Deliver training, know-how, and guidance notes relating to investigations, whistleblowing and financial crime matters.
  • Proactively handle questions of a legal nature which arise throughout EMEA Region as a result of the Bank's customer relationships, regulatory obligations and corporate governance.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have 4 - 8 years' post qualification experience in the areas of contentious & internal investigations and whistleblowing within the financial services industry. Experience in self-reporting & voluntary disclosures to regulators, crime matters, and AML/bribery/sanctions would be helpful.

What's on Offer

You will be offered a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Base salary of up to £120,000 depending on candidate experience
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension contribution up to 15%

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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