Legal Counsel, Ethics and Compliance

England, London
£75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
20 Mar 2019
17 Apr 2019
Donna Hancock
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Our client a multinational business based in London is seeking an Ethics and Compliance Legal Counsel to cover a 12 month MAT cover.

You will be responsible for supporting the Assistant General Counsel in providing legal advice and assurance to the business in relation to various legal compliance and reputational risk management matters, with a particular focus on anti-bribery and corruption, competition, financial crime, modern slavery and conflicts of interest.

Key responsibilities
*Support the development, implementation and enforcement of the Group's Ethics & Compliance programme from a U.K. and RoW perspective (excluding the U.S. and China)
*Provide high quality, practical and commercial advice/guidance regarding legal compliance risk areas and reputational risk management issues to a range of stakeholders within the global organisation
*Assist with development and implementation of policies, procedures and other internal guidance to ensure they reflect any updates to relevant local laws and are in alignment with the overall goals of the Ethics & Compliance programme
*Obtain appropriate advice from external counsel where necessary including if foreign legal advice or deep subject matter expertise is required
*Review activities and transactions to ensure that business is being conducted in an ethical and compliant manner and that policies and procedures are followed to reduce the risks of non-compliance with laws, regulations and reputational risk
*Support internal investigations into allegations of non-compliance with the Ethics & Compliance programme
*Help to provide oversight and assurance the Ethics & Compliance programme, which includes periodic visits to sites globally (typically involving travel ~10 % of time)
*Participate in the development and delivery of compliance training and awareness programmes
*To take on any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

The successful candidate will be a qualified lawyer in England & Wales with experience advising in relation to legal compliance risk areas. In house experience and experience working in an international environment would be preferred.

For further details please contact Donna Hancock on 01189591800 or email

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