Head of CIS

London (City of), London (Greater)
£45,000 to £55,000
04 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018
Head of Legal
Full time
Contract type

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is a full service law firm with an international outlook. We have a vacancy for a full time Head of CIS Desk based at our City office in London, EC1.
Job Description

  • Managing a case load of cross border dispute matters. Working with the firm’s Dispute Resolution lawyers as appropriate.
  • Managing a case load of commercial matters.
  • Working with the firm’s Company and Commercial lawyers as appropriate.
  • Managing a case load of private client matters.
  • Working with the firm’s Private Client Department as appropriate.
  • Working with foreign lawyers and professionals assembling teams of suitable lawyers
  • Managing key client and intermediary relationships
  • Participating in Russia/CIS group practice marketing initiatives; speaking at Russia/CIS conferences; preparing client pitches/capability statements and procuring work from clients and intermediaries.


Essential skills, qualifications and experience

  • Be a qualified lawyer in a CIS country and
  • Be either qualified as solicitor in England and Wales or have the ability to cross qualify via Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test
  • Be a native Russian speaker
  • Be fluent in English language (both spoken and written) - a very high level of functioning is required.
  • Be experienced in private  legal practice in a CIS country
  • Be experienced at managing a team
  • Be experienced in cross border legal practice.
  • Be experienced in advising ultra-high net worth individuals, particularly those from Russia and CIS, on trust and tax-related issues in relation to their multi-jurisdictional private and business assets.
  • Be experienced in advising and establishing bespoke international asset-holding and wealth management structures including private trust companies, limited partnerships and family offices
  • have a Track record of  fee earning on CIS related matters
  • have significant business  development experience  in CIS related matters
  • have the ability to bring existing client relationships to the firm

Salary range
£45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience.
Closing date: 4 August 2018
For further information please contact Rakeebah Rahim by email at r.rahim@rfblegal.co.uk
Email your CV and covering letter to Rakeebah Rahim at r.rahim@rfblegal.co.uk
Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is an Equal Opportunity employer.
No agencies please.

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