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Legal Counsel. In-house Financial Services. Central London Filled

Industry Financial Services, Legal, RSI Executive Search
Location London
Job Type Permanent
Salary £90000 — £110000 per annum
Package Plus corporate benefits and bonus structure
Date 8 March 2017

This is a great opportunity for an experience legal specialist with 1-3 years PQE to join on of the exciting and fast-growing financial services company based in the heart of London.

Confidence in the following responsibilities and the following skills are required:

  • Previous work experience in relation to the FCA handbook and MiFiD II implementation is a must
  • Must be able to support the operations of a UK regulatory framework as it applies to asset management businesses (including custody, client on – boarding, securities, trading (and settlements), structured products, investment funds, etc) and be familiar with all relevant documentation
  • Must be comfortable reviewing and drafting commercial and financial agreements including ISDA and other trading documentation
  • Must be able to work independently but know when to ask for help
  • Providing efficient and timely support to the Head of Legal to ensure smooth running of ad hoc projects
  • Providing support on contentious matters
  • At least 1-3PQE from a reputable City law firm
  • University degree in Law (or similar)
  • Candidates with prior experience in a private bank or with M&A experience focussed within the financial services sector – would be looked at favourably.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment, without compromising on quality and of advice and documentation
  • Knowledge of Russian language is highly beneficial
  • Confident with excellent communication skills


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