Regulatory & Compliance Legal Counsel

March Recruitment
Chertsey, Surrey
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Regulatory & Compliance Legal Counsel

Purpose of the Role

To advise on and manage regulatory and compliance risks in the company

Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of prompt and detailed legal advice in relation to legal questions and documentation, in particular in respect of competition law, and bribery and corruption.
  • Management, development and implementation of policies, processes and training to ensure the company meets all necessary regulatory requirements, and the requirements of the company’s Global policies and processes.
  • Be a principal point of contact for our Global and European HQ Legal and Compliance Teams relating to regulatory and compliance matters affecting the UK and Irish Businesses.
  • Arrange and conduct internal compliance audits throughout the company where required.
  • Arrange and conduct training of employees in the business on compliance matters.
  • Prepare for and respond to any Global compliance audits which monitor compliance with Global policies.
  • Prepare and provide annual and quarterly plans for the compliance function.
  • Prepare weekly reports to the UK General Counsel and the CFO of regulatory and compliance activities and issues.
  • Liaise with the local Data Protection Manager in respect of data protection compliance.
  • To work with and support the UK General Counsel and other lawyers in the team on other legal and compliance matters which arise.

Key Competencies/Characteristics

Soft Skills

  • Candidates are expected to be patient, pragmatic, flexible, good communicators, detail focused, culturally aware/ sensitive and be able to explain legal issues in clear terms that are easily understood. They need to be able to work under their own initiative although the role is to function and be integrated within a small and close knit legal team.
  • They need also to understand and be committed to working within an "in-house" legal environment. They need to have excellent drafting and negotiation skills. Finally, they need to be able to work/communicate with, influence and provide guidance to individuals at all levels of the organisation.

Hard Skills

  • The candidate should a qualified solicitor with competition law and other regulatory experience. The candidate should also have spent some time in a compliance role. The role would suit candidates with 4+ years PQE, although all candidates with relevant experience are invited to apply. The candidate must have good IT skills, with experience of Microsoft Office software.

To be successful in this role you ideally have

Candidates should have good academics and have trained at a top tier London or major provincial firm. They need to have a good overall grasp of general commercial matters in addition to the required regulatory experience, and ideally have experience of advising global consumer products or electronics brands. In-house experience is desirable.

Please note your CV will be reviewed against the vacancy criteria and we will contact you within one week if we wish to progress your application any further.

March Recruitment Ltd is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy and is an equal opportunities employer.