Legal Counsel

3 days left

McGregor Boyall Associates Limited
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile

A role has arisen for a legal counsel with 2-3 years' experience to join a leading Clearing House's legal team in London on a permanent basis.

The applicant ideally has a background in derivatives and/or wholesale financial services regulation, if possible with a focus on clearing.

Key Responsibilities

The job provides a mix of resilience and innovation based work, each of which are valued equally by the organisation. As such, the applicant will be expected to:

  • manage certain business as usual processes such as liaising with counsel to procure new or update existing jurisdictional legal opinions and draft amendments to the Rulebook; and
  • be involved in legal support for new areas of business, which require the application of both legal advisory and commercial drafting skills.

In addition, the applicant will provide general legal support to the business and on-boarding teams, which involves:

  • reviewing non-disclosure agreements, ISDA documentation and capacity opinions in respect of new members; and
  • ad hoc general regulatory advice to the business on topics such as EMIR, MiFID II/MiFIR, CRD IV, settlement finality and recovery and resolution.

The applicant also displays a willingness to familiarise themselves with developments in regulation to enable them to:

  • update the legal team;
  • help formulate the clearing house's response to any regulatory consultations; and
  • review the Rulebook and other documentation in light of these developments.

Key Behaviours

This role requires a lawyer to work in a highly-regulated, yet also very commercially-driven, environment. The candidate will need to have the following key attributes:

  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Ability to work in partnership and in teams
  • Innovative and solution-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Resourceful, takes initiative

Ability to adapt and learn quickl

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.