Legal Counsel (Financial institution)

People First Recruitment
London (Central)
Highly Competitive
25 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Title: Legal Counsel (Financial institution) Language: Native/Extremely fluent English in speaking and writing Status: Permanent Salary: Highly Competitive Location: London, City area Our client, a global financial group, is looking for a qualified legal counsel. This role will report to the Principal Counsel. You will be responsible for: - Providing legal support to management and business units regarding applicable laws and regulations and participate in new business process with the business and risk areas - Developing and maintaining a strong awareness in legal within the organization by updating line managers and employees on legal related matters - Monitoring business activities and implementing specific measurements as necessary. - Handling multiple projects simultaneously with careful legal analysis and attention to detail and within deadlines - Negotiating, drafting and reviewing of all day-to-day contracts in global environment and ensure compliance with the relevant authorities - Exercising sound business and legal judgment and demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism in dealing with clients and colleagues - Working closely with the Compliance department Skills and Abilities: An understanding of legal and regulatory matters pertaining to financial services generally - General broad understanding of financial products and brokerage, including cash equities brokerage - Familiar with relevant financial services rules and regulations - A professional with high integrity - A self-starter, independent and able to take the initiative - Strong analytical and evaluative skills - Attentive to detail - Good working attitude, team player and able to work well under pressure - Excellent interpersonal skills with fluency in written and spoken English - Chinese language abilities are desirable Qualifications: - Lawyer admitted to practice in the UK with a minimum of 5-10 years relevant experience, ideally obtained within a financial services advisory role within a top tier law firm If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation. People First (Recruitment) Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent and fixed term contract recruitment and as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept our Terms and Privacy Policy which can be found on our website. This job was originally posted as