Risk and Compliance Lawyer - International Firm

Competitive And Commensurate To Experience
23 Apr 2019
21 May 2019
Full Time

Risk and Compliance Lawyer for MLRO and/or COLP Role with International Firm

Our client is a full-service international law firm with twenty offices and more than 600 lawyers. It has built a strong reputation handling a broad range of complex litigation and regulatory matters as well as mainstream transactional work. The firm acts for a variety of listed and private companies including start-ups and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. It is highly regarded for the work it undertakes, operates across a range of industry sectors and has received industry recognition in its chosen markets. The firm also takes pride in its diverse and inclusive culture and is very values driven.

Our client is looking to appoint a lawyer in its London office to undertake a role encompassing risk management and which could include (depending your level and mix of experience), undertaking both the MLRO and COLP roles for the firm in the UK. The firm has an open mind and will consider a range of people for the team. This could represent an excellent opportunity for a lawyer with relevant experience looking to pursue a career in risk management and compliance within law firms, as well as for those already active in this area and either looking to step up to the role of MLRO or COLP or already undertaking these roles at another firm. Our client is willing to consider people with a range of technical experience and levels of seniority to ensure finding someone who will really fit in at the firm.

With the experience required for this position, you will have the opportunity to take a lead role in managing risk and compliance in the UK, while handling a range of regulatory issues. This could include the function of COLP in the UK, addressing anti-money laundering requirements as MLRO, keeping on top of SRA requirements and the solicitors’ rules, working with the firm’s COFA, managing conflicts, assisting with regulatory compliance issues in other areas such as the Modern Slavery Act and privacy, and acting as the firm’s chief risk management representative in the UK. In this capacity you will work with colleagues across the international offices of the firm, including reporting regularly on relevant issues to the firm’s COO, COFA, MLCO and General Counsel. Also, there will be reporting, as requested, to the firm’s UK Executive Committee.

You will need to be robust, confident and diplomatic, able to work independently and keep on top of issues which will affect the firm. You will also need to have the personality and people skills to work effectively with colleagues at all levels and the ability to establish and maintain a good relationship with applicable regulators.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a lawyer with risk and compliance experience gained at another firm or in another professional services arena, or looking to build on experience in this area, to join a leading international law firm in a key role. There is potential for progression, and our client can offer appropriate and competitive remuneration to attract the right person. 

If you are interested to find out more about, please contact Chris Cayley of Cayley Coughtrie on 020 3617 2774 or by email at chris@cayleycoughtrie.com.

Cayley Coughtrie are exclusively retained on this assignment. All third and direct applications will be forwarded to them for consideration.