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      Senior Legal Counsel – Management Consultancy

      London

      £Negotiable

      Permanent

      A leading global advisory firm for businesses and investors is currently looking to hire a talented Senior Legal Counsel in London.

       

      The firm advises decision-makers on the opportunities and risks facing their businesses. Clients develop deep relationships and trust the firm on their most important commercial issues. They value discretion, independence of thought, and a highly differentiated approach.

       

      The company offers advice that is delivered by a team of in-house professionals, who are based in more than a dozen offices globally. It is informed by insights generated through a global network of well-connected individuals – a network that is unique in its scale, reach and seniority. For nearly 30 years, it has worked on some of the most consequential and high-profile problems facing business leaders, and the range of what it covers is extraordinary: M&A, strategy, shareholder perspectives, regulatory and policy issues, disputes, senior hires, digital and cyber, sustainability, and more – across every industry sector, and all over the world.

       

      Key Responsibilities

      • Risk-reviewing potential client projects;
      • Providing internal advice on commercial issues, and legal and regulatory risks;
      • Translating complex information into actionable advice for non-legal stakeholders;
      • Collaborating with non-legal teams to advance the firm’s risk-related strategic initiatives;
      • Monitoring and advising on legal and regulatory developments that may have impact on the firm’s policies and procedures; and
      • Preparing and helping draft guidance and training to colleagues.

       

      Skills, Knowledge & Experience

      Candidates should have between three and five years of Post- Qualified Experience (PQE), as well as the following:

       

      • Prior legal experience either in private practice, in-house, or at a UK/EU government agency, or a combination thereof;.
      • Some regulatory experience is strongly preferred;.
      • A proven track record of advising on commercial issues, as well as on legal and regulatory risks;.
      • An ability to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution;.
      • Demonstrated success in executing against clear goals in a fast-paced environment;.
      • Excellent written and oral communications skills, and an ability to convey key points clearly and succinctly to both legal and non-legal stakeholders; and
      • JD or LLM and active bar membership.
      • Candidates interested in part-time employment will also be considered.

       

      Core Competencies

      • Problem-solvers: Executives must be able to understand new issues quickly; to make sense of, and ‘join the dots’ between, diverse sources of qualitative information; and to demonstrate nuanced human, commercial and political judgement in interpreting such information.
      • Sophisticated advisers: Executives must be able to use the evidence available to them – which is usually complex and can be ambiguous – to build cogent arguments; derive credible conclusions; and develop pragmatic, actionable commercial advice for clients.
      • Persuasive communicators: The firm also needs to have the ability to convey findings and recommendations in clear, convincing and compelling fashion, both orally and in writing.
      • Natural networkers: Employees must have high EQ, and the ability to establish and maintain warm relationships with a wide range of people. Sensitivity to others’ needs and good judgement are essential.
      • Collegial potential leaders: Culture is extremely collaborative. Sharp elbows and arrogance are simply not tolerated. The firm is looking for fun and interesting people who will enjoy the job and who can, over time, contribute to the growth and management of the business, people who have the potential to be Partners in the firm.
      • Capable generalists: While many employees have specific areas of expertise, everyone is curious by nature and interested in people, politics and business.
      • Resourceful entrepreneurs: The firm is seeking individuals with ideas, creativity and a bias towards action, rather than passengers. Our growth will come from recruiting outstanding talent, and our commitment to finding innovative ways to use and deploy our assets.
      • Individuals with excellent academic records: Our team includes people who have demonstrated high levels of academic success at top universities around the world.

       

      Company Benefits

      The firm offers a generous range of benefits including pension, health insurance, and 25 days’ holiday per annum (plus the days between Christmas and New Year). There is also opportunity for people to work internationally, and external not-for-profit and board roles are encouraged.

      Posted by

      Ben Kinley

      Group Managing Director

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