In-House Legal Counsel, Financial Services, London

Recruiter
Simpson Judge Ltd
Location
London
Salary
80000.0000
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE COMPANY

A formidable asset management business that employs close to 5000 people across 30 offices worldwide. The firm manages hundreds of billions of pounds on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from the world over. They invest in a broad range of active strategies across equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and real estate to help their clients reach their financial goals. This firm has been established for over 200 years and continue to go from strength to strength, and as such attract and retain some of most talented individuals in their field.

THE OPPORTUNITY

This is a superb opportunity for a talented in-house legal counsel join the Wealth Management Legal team based in the Central London offices. This team has sole responsibility for the legal aspects relating to the firms’ Wealth Management division; including maintaining and amending legal documentation for investment and banking services for high net worth individuals, trusts and charities, supporting strategic or regulatory change projects, and dealing with day-to-day business queries.

THE ROLE

Your duties will include:

  • Maintaining and renewing standard terms of business, and related client documentation for the firms investment and banking businesses, both in the UK and overseas.
  • Advising on and negotiating general commercial contracts and other legal documentation.
  • Managing legal risk and ensuring effective transaction support across day-to-day operations.
  • Providing legal support for projects within the business for strategic or regulatory changes.
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of new product development.
  • Advising on disputes, including client complaints.
  • Assisting with regulatory matters, including data privacy and cross-border financial services work.
  • Instructing and liaising with external counsel in the UK and overseas when necessary.

ABOUT YOU

You will be a qualified legal professional with demonstrable experience within the financial services sector, including the legal and regulatory risks associated with wealth management and/or private banking services. A competitive remuneration package will be offered for the right individual.