Part time General Counsel - City of London - Professional Services

Location
London (City of), London (Greater)
Salary
£100,000 - £150,000 FTE
Posted
26 Nov 2019
Closes
11 Dec 2019
Sector
Legal
Hours
Part Time
Flexibility
Set hours
Contract Type
Permanent

Our client, an exciting, new digital bank launching early 2020, is looking for a General Counsel to be their lead legal advisor.    

This is a stand-alone, generalist legal role which offers the opportunity create the in-house legal function from scratch and to be involved at the highest level with an innovative and refreshing bank at a key stage in their journey to success.

Responsibilities are to include:

  • Advise on all legal matters involving the Bank.
  • Advise the Bank concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.
  • Supervise and co-ordinate all relationships with external counsel.
  • Implement appropriate systems and processes to ensure compliance with legislation and regulation.
  • Consult on legal risks.
  • Provide professional, strategic and legal advice to the board of directors and board committees.
  • Generate and maintain precedent agreements, contract management systems and other IT solutions.

About you:

  • You are a qualified lawyer with 10+ years' post-qualification experience with the majority spent in financial services and/or technology.
  • You have strong legal experience and expertise in corporate, regulatory and IT matters, with a focus on financial services and technology.
  • You are able to identify key issues and legal risks and provide a structure and analytical response with a commercial lens.
  • You have extensive experience and proven track record in hiring and scaling a legal team.
  • You thrive when working in a fast-paced, high pressure, entrepreneurial environment.

Flexibility: 3 days per week, office based.
Location: City of London
Salary: £100,000 - £150,000 FTE
Recruiter contact: Jennifer Brooks