Financial Services Regulatory - Legal Consultant, min 4 yrs PQE

  • Simmons & Simmons Adaptive
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Sep 04, 2017
Contract FS Regulatory Interim Contract / Locum

Job Description

Job Title   Simmons & Simmons Adaptive - Financial Services Regulatory - Legal Consultant   Department   Financial Markets   Role   Consultant   Job Location   London   Description

Simmons & Simmons Adaptive:

Clients today need flexible resourcing solutions to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Simmons & Simmons has always been willing to adapt and embrace new forms of service delivery to meet changing client demands.  Simmons & Simmons Adaptive is a flexible resourcing solution to meet client requirements at the same high quality you expect from Simmons & Simmons.  We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.  Within the Simmons & Simmons Adaptive team you will broaden your network and be able to learn from, and educate, others.

Financial Institutions practice overview:

Simmons & Simmons is embedded in the international financial and regulatory community. We understand the products our Financial Institutions clients deal with, the time constraints they experience and the regulatory pressures they are under and use this to provide clients with tailored, commercial and cost-effective advice.  We work with our longstanding clients across the full range of legal specialties including complex structured finance work, cross-jurisdictional regulatory projects, highly sensitive employment issues and valuable disputes matters.  The Financial Institutions sector is the largest sector of the firm and the work we do for clients in this area is at the core of our business.  We are recognised for our track record of innovation and the adoption of new technologies to continually improve the way we deliver our services.  Our clients choose us to help them navigate the ever changing legal and regulatory landscape.

The role:

Working as part of the wider legal team, this lawyer will be engaged in providing legal support to the EMEA Capital Markets Desk and the EMEA Investments business. The role involves a wide range of work for a fast-paced transactional business, primarily assisting EMEA Legal Counsel for the Private Bank Capital Markets business in advising on legal and regulatory issues arising out of the retail distribution of equity and fixed income new issues, structured products, listed and OTC derivatives as well as equity, fixed income and FX trading.

Regulatory implementation is also an important area of focus, in particular at present on Dodd-Frank, EMIR, Volcker and MiFID II. Although work will vary according to day-to-day business needs, as an indication, it may include: preparing transaction novation and netting agreements, negotiating distribution agreements, reviewing trade confirmation templates, conducting netting and collateral enforceability analysis, assisting with an EMEA-wide client ISDA repapering project.

Person specification:

  • At least four years’ post qualification experience and training from a top tier law firm or from a recognised financial institution
  • Experience of financial products and services as well as applicable UK/EU regulations
  • Motivated and self-starting – the ability to work autonomously
  • Quick thinking and detail driven
  • Pro-active and process driven