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Senior Legal Counsel

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An exciting opportunity has emerged for a mid-senior level Technology Lawyer to join a global financial services market infrastructure provider based in London. This position offers hybrid working with two days a week in office (Canary Wharf) and three days working from home along with flexible work hours on offer. You will be qualified to practice in the UK and have UK working experience, either gained in private practice or in-house.

Our client is seeking a mid-senior level technology lawyer to provide high-quality legal advice and support in the delivery of market-leading settlement and risk mitigation services. This role offers an exciting opportunity to engage with a broad range of commercial and technology matters, including 'frontier technologies' such as DLT/digital assets or artificial intelligence. The successful candidate will be instrumental in managing legal risks, monitoring global regulatory changes, and developing relationships with global regulators.

What you'll do:

As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will play a pivotal role in providing high-quality legal advice and support across a broad range of commercial and technology matters. You will be responsible for advising on commercial technology contracts, monitoring global regulatory changes, drafting letters relevant to regulatory changes, preparing legal opinions, and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws. Your expertise will be crucial in navigating complex legal landscapes, mitigating risks, and contributing to the overall success of the organisation.

  • Provide legal analysis and support in relation to all aspects of the system, products, and technology infrastructure related matters.
  • Advise on a broad range of commercial technology contracts entered into by the company.
  • Assist with monitoring of global regulatory change and payments industry initiatives relevant to the system.
  • Work across divisions to draft and contribute to letters and consultations relevant to regulatory and legal change.
  • Provide assistance with the preparation and review of the company's legal opinions.
  • Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to the company.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Senior Legal Counsel position is a technology-focused lawyer with experience advising on key areas of legislation impacting this space. You possess strong problem-solving skills, are willing to take on new opportunities with enthusiasm, and have excellent communication skills. Your ability to assess risks effectively, make timely decisions, along with your strong drafting skills make you an ideal fit for this role.

  • A technology-focused lawyer with experience advising in respect of key areas of relevant legislation impacting this space, including intellectual property and data privacy.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, diligence, energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Effective communicator and collaborator, as well as a strong team player.
  • Ability to assess all relevant risks and considerations to make good and timely decisions.
  • Strong drafting and analytical skills; able to draft commercial and technically accurate proposals and legal documents.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is renowned for its commitment towards delivering market-leading settlement and risk mitigation services. They foster an inclusive work environment that values diversity, collaboration, and personal growth. The company is at the forefront of technology, constantly innovating and adapting to stay ahead in the competitive market. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that values your contribution and supports your professional development.

For further information relating to the above position, please reach out to Jack.Johnson@robertwalters.co.uk for a confidential discussion.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Legal

Focus: TMT

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: London

Job Reference: 2RKB5D-9C008686

Date posted: 11 June 2024

Consultant: Jack Johnson

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