Head of Legal - First Time Appointment - Financial Services

Recruiter
Alpha FX
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
07 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Founded in 2009, Alpha FX is a leading foreign exchange specialist working internationally for businesses and institutions impacted by currency volatility. We are growing rapidly and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2017 with a current market capitalisation of c. £220 Million. We’ve achieved year on year growth of more than 50% since we launched and have ambitious plans to maintain that in the years ahead. We are committed to having the best people in our business. We believe strongly that great people make great businesses, but that great people with passion make an exceptional one. We are constantly looking for ways to evolve our approach, from building one of the ‘Top 5 Coolest Offices in Europe’ to empowering our team to take responsibility for how they deliver. We take great care to look after our culture, but don’t micromanage our people.

The business has reached the point where there is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial and ambitious lawyer to join us as our first Head of Legal. Reporting to our COO and working closely with the senior management team, you will get involved in managing all the legal affairs which underpin the business, as well as providing advice from a legal perspective on strategic and commercial decisions which will drive the business forward. This will include a whole plethora of issues, from drafting and negotiating documents relating to our products, the growth of our international network, financial services regulation and day to day legal and commercial advice.

We are looking for someone with at least three years’ post qualification experience gained with a leading law firm. You will be dealing with a range of corporate, finance and commercial issues and it will be helpful if you have a grasp of the financial services sector and its regulation, as well as company secretarial and corporate governance matters. Alpha FX is also making good use of technology, so some knowledge of IT contracts, SLAs and Service Agreements would be useful as we development this aspect of the business. In short, you will be taking responsibility for spearheading how legal risk is managed within Alpha FX during an exciting phase of its growth.

This is an outstanding opportunity to get in early at the fastest growing company on AIM and there are significant opportunities for progression. We are looking for an ambitious and business-minded lawyer who has the credibility and personality to fit in to our business and get on with people across the board. We offer competitive remuneration and a significant percentage of our team have an equity interest in the business, which the person in this role should aspire to realise as well.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact our specialist recruitment adviser, Chris Cayley of Cayley Coughtrie on 020 3617 2774 or by email at chris@cayleycoughtrie.com

Cayley Coughtrie are instructed exclusively on this appointment. All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to them for consideration.

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