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Legal Counsel

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    In-house Legal

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Jackson Baker

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7870 7409

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:


​Our Client

Our client, a leading regulatory hosting platform, is currently seeking a Legal Counsel for its London office. About $20bn in AuM are currently hosted on the firm's investment management platform, spanning across circa 150 client companies.

The firm is now looking to hire a qualified lawyer to join its Legal department, to focus on providing legal services to the entity. The successful candidate will be reporting into the firm's US-based legal department as well as the Chief Compliance Officer.

Main Duties

Main duties of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Draft, review and negotiate a vast range of legal agreements - from investment management agreements to NDAs

  • Draft and review ISA agreements, side letters and other trading agreements

  • Advise the firm's governing bodies on all legal matters related to the firm's operations

  • Alongside the legal department, assist with the management of any litigation claims in relation to the business

  • Work with external counsel in reviewing advice and guidance relevant to the firm

  • Work alongside the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Compliance Officer in updating and drafting new policies and procedures

  • Providing advice and an interpretation of new rules and legislation which will impact the firm

  • Provide assistance with UK corporate governance matters

  • Any other ad hoc work as directed by the General Counsel or Chief Compliance Officer

Your Profile

  • A UK qualified lawyer with 3-5 years PQE, working in a regulatory practice for a leading law firm or in-house from an asset manager, hedge fund or any other buy-side financial services business

  • Proven experience in relevant regulatory environments (such as AIFMD, MIFID, etc.)

  • Understanding of US/UK securities law, EMIR, ISDA and funds law desirable

  • Comfortable with being part of a US-based Legal department as the sole UK-based lawyer

Formore information about this position, please get in touch with Jackson Baker.
Phone: 020 7870 7409
Reference Code: 11304

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance, financial crime, legal and cyber security recruitment, 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.