Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer
A UK-headquartered firm with a presence in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and South America.
As part of the firm's growth strategy they have been increasing their capability in energy and commodities - for a number of years, they have been regarded as one of the leading law firms in commodities - and have been focusing in particular on commodity derivatives, commodity trade finance and financial regulation.
Given the increasing impact of financial regulation in the energy and commodity sectors (eg. EMIR, MAR, MiFID II), they now need an experienced financial services lawyer at Senior Associate level with at least 5pqe to support their growth strategy and advise a range of clients on financial regulation and related matters.
Although the strategic emphasis is on developing their offering for energy and commodities clients, the role will be varied to include:
Energy & commodities sector: advising clients in this sector on financial regulation and related matters, including derivatives and dealing documentation.
Financial sector : Advising on legal and regulatory issues in the provision of financial services.
Corporate and financial support: supporting their growing corporate and financial teams on regulatory issues, particularly perimeter (authorisation and financial promotion), market abuse and occasionally capital/liquidity requirements.
Insurance: Working with their insurance sector corporate and regulatory team on non- insurance regulatory issues, for example where proposed insurance structures present securities and/or collective investment issues.
Multi-jurisdictional advice: Co-ordinating regulatory input from their global network of offices and from local counsel in other jurisdictions to advise clients on cross border transactions or in due diligence or similar exercises.
Practice development: presentations to clients and at the firm's client seminars;
Most of the work has an international dimension: due to the nature of the client base and location of their offices, lawyers in London frequently work with fee earners in international offices.
The successful candidate is likely to have at least 5pqe.
They will have worked in a top 30 City law firm or substantial London office of a US law firm and, since qualifying, gained extensive and intensive experience in a variety of regulatory matters, supporting transactions and advising on such issues as the regulatory perimeter/authorisation, financial promotion and market abuse.
Prior significant exposure to the energy and commodities business sectors is not essential, but experience in relation to derivatives would be an advantage.
In-house experience (on secondment, for example) would also be an advantage.
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