Commercial lawyer/ Sole Counsel

  • Location
    City of London, London
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    2024-09-03
  • Industry
    Financial services (in-house)
  • Salary
    Competitive benefits package
  • Expiry Date
    2024-07-26

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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