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Cross Border Legal Counsel Compliance

Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £100,000 or more
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client is looking for an experienced Compliance Advisory Officer to assist their Cross-Border L&C competence center. The candidate needs to be a UK qualified solicitor with at least 5 years of post-qualification experience and have demonstratable specialisation in cross-border and financial services regulation. This is a mid to senior level position offering £150000 per annum.

Role Requirements:
  • Maintain country-specific guidance and training material on cross-border relationships with clients in the UK and other assigned jurisdictions across various business lines of the bank
  • Advise internal stakeholders on regulatory aspects of cross-border relationships with residents of various European jurisdictions in reliance on the freedom of services regime and otherwise out of EU and non-EU affiliates of the bank
  • Advise on UK regulatory aspects of UK inbound business from EU and non-EU affiliates of the bank and intra-group UK regulatory requirements post Brexit and post temporary permission period
  • Advise on the implementation of the Group strategy in relation to restricted markets and complex structures
  • Deliver training on cross-border topics as necessary (ad hoc, classroom, and otherwise in addition to web-based training)
  • Advise on strategic decisions for the countries / regions of primary coverage
  • Stay abreast with regulatory developments for countries / regions of primary coverage
  • Collaborate with other Cross-Border L&C team members for seamless and effective coverage across various booking centers of the group
  • Assist with responses to regulatory queries as applicable
  • Perform at mid to senior level, with full ability to represent the function at internal fora and on processes, as per delegation by the team head or as otherwise appropriate
  • Contribute to the work of Group Compliance as a cross-border compliance subject matter expert in any other ways reasonably expected, including participating in projects and working groups and assisting with other priorities in the department or group as a whole

Qualification and Experience Requirements:
  • Be a UK qualified solicitor, with at least 5 years PQE
  • Proven knowledge and technical expertise in specialist cross-border regulatory and financial services regulatory knowledge. Particularly EU regulations
  • Familiarity with asset holding structures (trusts, foundations, funds etc.)
  • Experience of working inhouse would be useful but not a must
  • Business fluent in English. Other languages a plus.
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