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General Counsel

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Compliance, In-house Legal

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0852

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a private equity investment advisor, is looking for a dual General Counsel/CCO to help drive strategic change within the business. The firm is currently going through an impressive growth phase and are now looking to hire an in-house General Counsel who will also oversee compliance-related matters.

The successful candidates will be an experience legal professional who has proven ability at scaling a firm's Legal and Compliance function.

Main Duties

Key responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the legal function

  • Spearheading, drafting, reviewing and negotiating all of the firm’s legal agreements

  • Providing support to the compliance and regulatory departments for fund distribution compliance

  • Overseeing and spearheading all engagements with outside counsel when needed

  • Providing overall legal advice to the firm

  • Providing advice to the firm when it comes to corporate governance matters

  • The ongoing update and drafting of new policies and procedures

  • Any additional ad hoc work as needed by the firm

Your Profile

  • Qualified UK lawyer

  • Previously held the SMF16/17 functions, preferable though not essential

  • Preivous experience in the financial services industry

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Tevia Kretzmer.
Phone: 020 3778 0852
Reference Code: 11386

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully curated relationships, networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.