Manager & Counsel (2-6PQE) - Antitrust & Competition

London (with some remote working)
Competitive with great benefits
14 Jun 2022
12 Jul 2022
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

The focus of the role will be advising on competition law in the EMEA region and payment systems regulation globally.

The position is based in a vibrant HQ in London (flexibility for some remote working).

Main Responsibilities

  • Regulatory and policy advice and strategic support with an emphasis on (i) a wide range of competition law and payments systems regulatory matters and (ii) other materially relevant policy developments affecting payments, such as digital, data and consumer policy developments
  • Supporting compliance with the requirements of key payments legislation
  • Monitoring regulatory policy and competition law developments relating to financial services, payment services, payment schemes and adjacent sectors through internal, external and desktop resources and reporting these developments internally
  • Advising on the strategic implications of emerging legal and policy developments affecting the company and competition law driven payments regimes, drawing from experience of global developments
  • Assisting in the development of strategy in response to and anticipation of regulatory developments in the payments industry
  • Partnering with colleagues in Government Affairs and across the GCO on external engagement efforts to ensure regulation is proportionately tailored according to different business models
  • Building positive working relationships with relevant policymakers through attending meetings with policymakers and participating in legal and industry groups.Responding to public policy consultations and supporting regulatory engagement on key developments
  • Liaising with other industry participants on regulatory developments and providing competition law advice relating to participation in trade associations and industry bodies
  • Competition law and related regulatory advice and training for senior management, boards and committees
  • Carrying out legal research
  • Managing databases and omni-channel forms of communicating policy updates. Managing, implementing and improving methods for legal knowledge management within the team. Suggesting process improvements
  • Briefing colleagues and clients on significant developments and projects
  • Preparing and supporting with delivery of internal training as appropriate
  • Requesting, obtaining and finalising legal opinions/advice from outside counsel as needed and managing related budgets
  • Leading projects, assisting more senior lawyers
  • Attending relevant training courses and conferences
  • Supporting the work of the Global Legal Policy and Strategy function, as required. A keen interest in thinking creatively about how to make our research and horizon scanning visible, readily accessible and appealing to senior management

Skills and Qualifications

  • Qualified to practice law and provide legal advice in the UK or an EU jurisdiction. Post-graduate qualification in competition law desirable
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas would be helpful: payment services, payment schemes, EU Payments Package. Willingness to learn and become an expert in these fields
  • Experience in and a demonstrated aptitude for identifying, interpreting, and communicating relevant policy trends and regulatory developments (including for technically complex regulation) in a number of these areas to different stakeholders, in the context of the company’s commercial strategy
  • We would encourage applications from candidates with a range of diverse backgrounds preferably from in house legal teams, private practice, or regulators
  • Fluency in English. Other European languages or local law competency helpful
  • Solid drafting, research and negotiation/influencing skills
  • Solid analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Strong collaborative and team working skills, as well as self-leadership
  • Skilled at multi-tasking – able to manage and prioritize a wide variety of matters and client contacts at once
  • Good PowerPoint skills and ability to present complex concepts succinctly and visually

Contact Sarita Rai for more information                 
T: 0203 826 1807                                                       

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