Deputy General Counsel - Leading International Firm

Cyan Partners
London Based
Up to c. £200,000 plus bonus and benefits
19 Jan 2022
04 Feb 2022
Full Time

Our client is UK top 50 full-service firm. It is going from strength to strength with both turnover and profitability up significantly last year. The firm has a strong reputation in several practice areas and puts its people at the centre of the business; it understands that success and sustainability depend on the health of people and the planet.

The firm is at an exciting moment and has an outstanding opportunity for someone to join the in-house risk and compliance function of the firm as Deputy General Counsel. Reporting to and working closely with the General Counsel, you will play a key role in a broad range of complex issues. This will include protecting the firm’s interests in its ongoing commercial activities and protecting the brand and reputation of the firm by giving appropriate legal and commercial advice. You will also take a leading role in advising the firm on its regulatory and compliance obligations and responsibilities.

As part of the senior management team, you will be an advisor to senior colleagues including the Senior Partner and Managing Partner on a range of issues. Our client is looking for someone with leadership skills and personality, who will work well with people at all levels within the business and can effectively manage and motivate a team. The firm is also looking for someone with commercial acumen who has the confidence, credibility and gravitas to build relationships and influence senior colleagues.

Ideally you will have at least 10 years’ pqe with some commercial and transactional experience which has been supplemented with risk and compliance experience gained with another leading international law firm, professional services business or other regulated business or major financial institution. Experience of commercial, regulatory compliance and litigation matters will also be an advantage.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a lawyer who is looking to advance their career in law firm risk and compliance with good prospects.

To find out more or to apply, please contact Chris Cayley of Cayley Coughtrie on 020 3617 2774 or by email at Closing date for applications – 4th February.

Cayley Coughtrie is handling this assignment on an exclusive basis. All third party and direct applications will be forwarded to them for consideration.

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