In-house Commercial Counsel - Financial Services

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an In-house Solicitor, with substantial commercial experience in the financial services industry, to join this UK bank as their Sole In-house Solicitor. The position would suit a Solicitor with c. 8 years' PQE who has spent the majority of their career working in the financial services industry in a broad commercial role, and is looking for the next step in their career. Salary is dependent on individual experience although in the region of £75k.

The bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, and was formed after the parent company opened its London office in 1960's and soon became established; transferring business to the new UK business. The bank now retains operational autonomy whilst maintaining a strong relationship with the parent company and expanding operations elsewhere; recently opening an office in Hong Kong.

This is the first role of its kind in the business and the newly appointed In-house Solicitor would report into the Corporate Director whilst working closely with their panel of external Solicitors. The successful In-house Solicitor will draft, review, and negotiate on a wide variety of documents across the bank including supplier and service agreements and customer agreements, in addition to managing litigation alongside the external panel, advising on employment issues, and working closely with the company secretary.

Applications are invited from commercially astute Solicitors with experience of working In-house in the financial services industry with a strong understanding of banking services and products. Candidates will ideally be around 8 years' PQE however applicants of all levels who can demonstrate their experience will be considered, and we are particularly interested in speaking with candidates who have experience of working in autonomous and standalone positions.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a commercial In-house Solicitor with a background in banking and financial services to join this UK bank as their Sole In-house Solicitor; working closely with their parent company and external panel in managing all legal activity in the UK and providing sound commercial advice to the business.

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.

Please contact Olivia Collicott, Recruitment Consultant - In House, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration. If you have not been contacted within five working days you should assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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