Deputy General Counsel

A Major international Law firm is looking for a regulatory risk Lawyer to join their office of General Counsel in London. This new role will be working alongside the general counsel to manage legal affairs in their offices across EMEA. This is an opportunity to not only manage a team, but also manage regulatory risks to the firm.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading and managing the London-based team members of the Office of General Counsel and working closely with the firm’s General Counsel, other team members and members of other firm departments.
  • Dealing with all SRA regulatory matters of the London office, including SRA questionnaires, regulatory meetings and audits, reporting obligations and the renewal of practising certificates; and dealing with similar regulatory matters relating to the firm’s offices across EMEA.
  • Advising on the SRA Codes of Conduct, including the conflicts and confidentiality rules.
  • Drafting and advising on risk and compliance policies and procedures, including engagement letters.
  • Supervising the firm’s global compliance with anti-money laundering, sanctions and other financial crime laws and regulations.
  • Working with the London HR team on HR matters.
  • Advising on the firm’s contracts with third parties.
  • Delivering compliance training.

Skills & Experience required:

  • England and Wales qualified Lawyer.
  • Previous experience of law firm compliance work.
  • Working knowledge of the SRA Standards and Regulations and financial crime and data protection law and regulations.
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