Associate - Banking - FS Regulatory NQ - 1 pqe

Allen & Overy
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Allen LLP
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level

Department purpose

Our Financial Services Regulatory team is comprised of lawyers across our office network, covering all of the world's principal financial markets. We are able to offer our clients expertise in the key regions, from a full-service coverage of the key European jurisdictions, including London and Frankfurt, to our U.S. regulatory practice led from our New York and Washington D.C. offices. We also have well established offices in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region that have been involved in setting up many of the regulatory systems that exist in those regions today.
Our lawyers offer clients extensive regulatory experience and they lead thinking on regulatory developments, helping clients in advocacy efforts, planning for and implementing changes as they occur. Areas we advise on include bank structuring, securities and derivatives regulation, capital and liquidity requirements, marketing and selling restrictions, clearing and settlement, custody and prime brokerage and recovery and resolution planning. As an international team we are very experienced in providing international comparative advice on regulatory matters that helps our clients decide where best to conduct their business and gives them a competitive advantage. We are currently advising on the global reform agenda around derivatives, bank resolution and operational continuity.

Role purpose

Due to our success within the sector, we are looking to recruit an ambitious, bright and enthusiastic associate. An excellent academic and work record is essential. Non-English-qualified candidates will also be considered, although experience of the English regulatory regime is essential. In return we offer a compelling benefits package coupled with first-rate training and development, all within a dynamic and supportive environment.

Role and responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation
  • Strategically advising clients in meetings, on the phone and in writing
  • Liaising with clients
  • Attending client meetings
  • Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
  • Business development - development of personal plan, assistance with and implementation of business development campaign
  • Legal research
  • Supervision of junior team members
  • Key requirements

  • Qualified lawyer NQ - 12 months PQE
  • Strong technical knowledge with regards to general banking/finance transactions
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Intellectual curiosity and versatility
  • Self-starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
  • Detail-focused and self-motivated approach
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
  • A person of sound judgment who is able to establish a high level of credibility
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