Head of Legal jobs in Europe
In the in-house legal world, the Head of Legal manages the internal legal function, and is responsible of providing general legal advice to the firm and all of its areas. The Head of Legal will usually lead all internal issues that require a legal consideration - from intellectual property to safety compliance. The Head of Legal is the go-to specialist whenever a legal issue is being raised within a firm.
Usual Key Duties
Preparing opinions and documentation on legal questions being brought up by a firm
Represent the firm in court, if required
Represent the firm during processes of arbitration, if required
Manage a team of lawyers (depending on the size of the firm)
Manage relationships with key stakeholders - both internal and external - as well as senior management
Interpret new and upcoming regulations and implement them within a firm
Board support and internal committee attendance
Qualified Solicitor (based on jurisdiction)
Based on the seniority of the role and the firm's requirements, a number of years of post qualification experience (PQE)
Strong management experience
At Rutherford, our team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. As for Rutherford's private practice team, they specialise in executive recruitment for magic circle, silver circle and white-shoe firms in London and New York City. Our private practice partners sit on the most lucrative panels chosen by the best performing hedge funds, private equity firms, private debt firms, asset managers and investment banks in the world.
Mainland Europe is a large peninsula comprised of 44 sovereign states, such as Denmark, Switzerland, Poland and Greece to name a few. For centuries, Europe has had a rich agricultural and industrial diversity, resulting in the continent becoming the centre of trade and commerce.
Europe is home to some of the most famous cities in the world: London, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Stockholm. Each city projects its own culture and vibrancy – offering tons in tourist activities and travel opportunities.
Traveling and getting around Europe is easy for anyone, thanks to its extensive and efficient public transport system, which allows you to go anywhere within the continent. Europe is the second smallest continent on the globe, making journey times between countries, cities, and towns reasonable: for example, getting from Milan to Berlin is a 1hr 15min journey if you decide to take a flight.
In major cities like Paris or Amsterdam, you will also find an extensive public transport system, which includes the bus, tube, train, boats, and other alternatives. Getting from one point to another is extremely easy, especially if you have a traveling application like Citymapper or Google Maps on your phone to help you find the fastest - or cheapest! - journey.
2 days ago
Our ClientRutherford have been mandated on an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel – Derivatives to join our multi-strategy hedge f...
22 days ago
$150,000 - $200,000
Our ClientOur client, a multi-strategy hedge fund, is currently seeking a Documentation Attorney for its New York office.Main DutiesKey...