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Legal Counsel

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3778 0852

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


​​Our Client

Rutherford have been mandated on an exciting opportunity by a private investment firm for a junior Legal Counsel to join their growing London team. The client is seeking a 0-3 PQE Legal Counsel with the remit of the role focusing on fund, transactional and regulatory related work.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting a wide range of internal and external facing legal matters across the firm, the appointee will cover several duties. These will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working on several strategic initiatives for the firm (growth initiatives, acquisitions, product development)

  • Providing legal advice on developments in European laws which will impact the firm's activities

  • Assisting with the legal research and preparation of internal memorandums on relevant activities

  • Preparing, reviewing and revising contracts

  • Taking part in general regulatory compliance activities

  • Providing assistance with the management, monitoring and improvement of processes in relation to the firm's regulatory and other filings

  • Assisting in the assessment of - as well as any responses to - the impact of new or upcoming European regulatory legislation on the business operations

  • Drafting and/or reviewing of legal documents and resolutions which support acquisitions, financing matters, corporate and tax restructuring, etc.

  • Providing assistance in the implementation of legal policies, processes and standards

  • Overseeing the maintenance and update of regulatory policies and procedures in Europe

  • Providing assistance with the European regulatory elements of fund formation and fundraising

  • Ongoing support of the provision and coordination of compliance in relation to global regulatory requirements

  • Assisting with corporate disclosure and compliance activities

Your Profile

  • Admitted as a solicitor - or the equivalent in another European jurisdiction

  • 0 - 3 years PQE as a lawyer in regulatory and corporate law, ideally gained at a renowned law firm and/or within the in-house legal function of an asset manager

  • Educated to a degree level

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Tevia Kretzmer.
Phone: 020 3778 0852
Reference Code: 11762

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.