FS Reg Associate

Allen & Overy LLP
South East England
06 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Job description Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. The firm operates at the forefront of the legal industry. Our deals, cases and advisory projects often make headline business news. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do. We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves. We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven. Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different. Department purpose Our lawyers offer clients extensive regulatory experience and they lead thinking on regulatory developments, the regulatory perimeter and authorisations, helping clients in advocacy efforts, planning for and implementing changes as they occur. Areas we advise on include bank structuring (including ring-fencing), securities and derivatives regulation, capital and liquidity requirements, marketing and selling restrictions, clearing and settlement, custody and prime brokerage, and recovery and resolution planning. As an international team we are very experienced in providing international comparative advice on regulatory matters that helps our clients decide where best to conduct their business and gives them a competitive advantage. We are currently advising on the global reform agenda around derivatives, bank resolution and operational continuity. Our Financial Services Regulatory team is comprised of lawyers across our office network, covering all of the world's principal financial markets. We are able to offer our clients expertise in the key regions, from a full-service coverage of the key European jurisdictions, including London and Frankfurt, to our U.S. regulatory practice led from our New York and Washington D.C. offices. We also have well established offices in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region that have been involved in setting up many of the regulatory systems that exist in those regions today. Role purpose Due to our success within the sector, we are looking to recruit an ambitious, bright and enthusiastic associate. An excellent academic and work record is essential. Non-English-qualified candidates will also be considered, although experience of the English regulatory regime is essential. In return we offer a compelling benefits package coupled with first-rate training and development, all within a dynamic and supportive environment. Role and responsibilities - Strategically advising clients in meetings, on the phone and in writing - Legal research - Attending client meetings, taking instructions and otherwise liaising with clients - Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation - Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately - Business development - development of personal plan and assistance with and implementation of business development campaigns - Knowhow and thought leadership support Key requirements - Qualified lawyer 6-18 months PQE - Strong technical knowledge with regards to the UK financial services regulatory framework - Intellectual curiosity and versatility - Outstanding academic credentials - Self-starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge - Detail-focused and self-motivated approach - Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines - Excellent client relationship skills - Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders - Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment - A person of sound judgment who is able to establish a high level of credibility Open Date: 06/07/2017 Closing Date: 03/08/2017 Location: London Salary: Competitive