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Commercial lawyer/ Sole Counsel

Taylor Root
Competitive benefits package
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House, Business Services
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Financial Services
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Established financial services company seeks sole commercial lawyer and company secretary.

You will be integral to the business, working closely with the board and across all business areas including finance, commercial, compliance, HR, technology and operations supporting commercial functions and ensuring regulatory compliance.

They are looking for an experienced commercial contracts lawyer to report directly to the CFO. The role will be drafting, negotiating, and reviewing a wide range of agreements including but not limited to IT and software contracts, vendor agreements, client agreements and employment contracts. As company secretary you will have responsibility for ensuring compliance with all financial and statutory requirements at board level.

You will have proven experience as a commercial lawyer gained in an in-house legal department in addition to a solid private practice grounding, with strong knowledge of FS regulations under the FCA framework, previous company secretarial experience is not necessary although this role presents the opportunity to gain experience in this area.

The ideal candidate will have a top tier City firm background and be versatile, efficient, proactive and an excellent communicator with strong academics and understanding of contract law against the relevant regulatory framework. Attitude is important and a helpful, pragmatic approach is key. This is an excellent opportunity for a standalone lawyer with genuine exposure to senior stakeholders covering a broad range of commercial legal work and company secretarial duties and is offered on a hybrid basis.

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Established in the 1980s, Taylor Root is now widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading legal recruiters. Operating out of offices in the UK, Dubai, Asia and Australia, we are ideally placed to assist law firms, banks and companies with their legal recruitment on an international basis. Taylor Root has a strong track record in the recruitment of: Heads of legal and legal advisers; Law firm associates and partners; Contract/locum lawyers; Paralegals; Company secretaries and Compliance professionals.

We regularly recruit for positions in all of the following regions: Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East; Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, mainland China and Bangkok; Australia and New Zealand, across The Caribbean and Offshore locations. .

In areas such as Project Finance, Derivatives or Capital Markets, where an international search is appropriate, our offices aim to provide truly global coverage and deliver a comprehensive candidate shortlist.

Through hard work, a professional and ethical approach, and not being afraid to be objective, Taylor Root continues to foster excellent, long-term candidate and client relationships throughout all of its offices.

Taylor Root is a member of The SR Group. The SR Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to raising standards in the business environments that we serve. The sectors we cover include tax, legal, human resources, marketing, professional support and executive search, dealing with a substantial number of the world's leading professional partnerships, multi-national corporations and international banking groups as well as small to medium sized developing organisations.

For more information please contact your nearest office:

5 Fleet Place


T: +44 (0)20 7415 2828

Suite 614, Liberty House
P.O. Box 506739
Dubai, UAE
T: +9714 448 7770

1918 Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road Central
Hong Kong
T: +852 2973 6333

Level 15, Prudential Tower
30 Cecil Street
Singapore 049712

T: +65 6420 0500

Level 12, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (0)2 9236 9000

Level 4
520 Collins Street
Victoria, 3000
T: +61 (0)3 8610 8400

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