Senior In-House Risk & Regulatory Lawyer - Elite Global Firm

Location London
Discipline: Risk & Compliance
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 33345
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 25 Apr 2025 00:59

We are working with a leading international law firm, renowned for its commitment to innovation and excellence in the legal industry, to seek a Senior In-House Lawyer for its Regulation and Conduct team. Based in a major global office, this role offers a significant opportunity to influence the firm's regulatory and compliance strategies and contribute to its dynamic growth.

The successful candidate will serve as a trusted advisor, providing expert legal support and solutions on a range of regulatory, compliance, and professional conduct issues. This position requires a proactive individual who can effectively develop strategic projects and handle day-to-day queries from senior stakeholders, including the Board and its sub-committees.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic Legal and Regulatory Advisory: Provide clear, proactive advice and creative solutions to stakeholders; serve as a trusted advisor on regulatory compliance, particularly concerning global policies, SRA Standards, business mobility, professional ethics, and AML requirements.
  • Leadership and Project Management: Lead and participate in multi-jurisdictional regulatory projects; advise the Board and Risk Committee on regulatory developments and strategic responses.
  • Communication and Investigation: Maintain and disseminate regulatory awareness among colleagues and stakeholders; conduct investigations related to professional conduct issues.
  • Policy Development and Team Collaboration: Engage in legal research, and draft, review, and amend compliance and ethics policies; work collaboratively across teams to ensure seamless service delivery.
  • Mentorship and Diversity Promotion: Supervise and mentor junior colleagues, empowering decision-making and ownership; actively promote an ethical, inclusive, and diverse working environment.

Key Requirements Include:

  • Professional Qualifications and Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ PQE in regulatory law, and experience in multi-jurisdictional risk management and compliance within complex legal structures.
  • Technical Knowledge and Communication Skills: Strong understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks, particularly SRA requirements, combined with excellent analytical, research, presentation, and communication skills. Proven ability to influence stakeholders and serve as a trusted advisor.
  • Leadership and Strategic Execution: Demonstrated self-motivation with the ability to set and execute strategic directions, lead by example, and foster strong relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Creativity, Resilience, and Collaboration: Creative and resourceful in overcoming challenges, meeting tight deadlines while maintaining high quality, and adept at leading collaborative efforts and training initiatives both in-person and globally.

The firm is dedicated to offering challenges that foster growth and robust support to ensure success. It is committed to a community-oriented workplace where colleagues thrive, engaged in meaningful projects with global impacts.

This role is ideal for a self-motivated individual eager to lead, participate in strategic initiatives, and manage complex legal structures effectively. This is a great opportunity to join a firm that is a benchmark for legal excellence and innovation. If you are looking to significantly impact your professional career, we invite you to apply.