Legal Counsel, FinTech

Recruiter
Katalyst
Location
London
Posted
20 Mar 2019
Closes
17 Apr 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

Legal Counsel, FinTech

Our client is a west end based financial services organisation with roots in asset management who are now growing a very successful FinTech platform / brokerage trading business. They are looking for an experienced corporate or regulatory lawyer to take a leading role in our in-house legal team and acting as deputy to the head of legal.

Responsibility

  • Dealing with all categories of legal matters affecting the group and referred to the legal team.
  • Advising management on legal matters.
  • Reviewing and advising on client-related documentation, relationships with counter-parties and commercial agreements.
  • Advising on regulatory matters affecting companies in the group and ensuring that relevant regulatory developments are brought to the attention of management.
  • Providing legal support in relation to investment funds, M&A and capital markets transactions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, IT/IP matters and contentious matters.
  • Responsibility for reviewing and keeping standard documentation up-to-date.
  • Supervision of the legal team’s company secretarial responsibilities.
  • Responsibility for GDPR compliance and implementation.
  • Supervision and training of the legal team’s trainee and paralegal.
  • Management of relationships with external law firms.

Skills & qualifications

  • 5+ years PQE within the corporate/regulatory group of a law firm or in-house legal team.
  • Some experience in other areas of law covered by the legal team would be welcome.
  • Previous work in an in-house environment would be desirable, but is not essential.
  • Sound knowledge of the FCA handbook.

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