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Legal Counsel

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Contact:

    Tevia Kretzmer

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7183 0545

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

​Rutherford have been mandated on an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel – Derivatives to join our multi-strategy hedge fund client’s growing legal team in London.

Main Duties

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

  • Analysing and executing the main terms of the firm’s current suite of trading documents.

  • Collaborating with various business lines, including operations and technology to assist in the development of an automated and integrated resolution to analyse documentation clearly and to efficiently capture any associated risks.

  • Taking control of the pipeline legal re-negotiation of key terms with Prime/Clearing Brokers (e.g. margin calculation, locks, limits)

  • Execution of trading documentation related regulatory projects.

  • Liaising frequently with traders and answering queries that may cover probability of adopting new trading strategies.

  • Liaise closely with relevant teams to scale and improve the counterparty onboarding process.

Your Profile

  • 2-4 PQE, with strong private practice experience alternatively, experienced gained in an in-house environment. There is however flexibility in this regard.

  • Must have the requisite knowledge covering the host of trading documentation including Derivatives, ISDAs, CSAs, Clearing Agreements, Sponsored Repo etc)

For more information about this position, please get in touch with Tevia Kretzmer.
Phone: 020 7183 0545
Reference Code: 11885

About Rutherford
Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are 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.