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FS Regulatory (3+)

Hays Legal
England, London, City of London
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Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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FS Reg, Financial Services Regulatory, 3PQE

The Department
Ranked on the Legal 500 for their FS Regulatory department due to the highly complex work they do with top end clients. They're unique because:

  • Every member of our team is a Financial Services Regulatory specialist first. Many firms claim to have a Financial Services Regulatory team but, in truth, they have corporate, contract and commercial lawyers who happen to advise regulated clients. That's not who we are.
  • The practice is broad and deep - they advise regulated financial services clients of all sizes (from entrepreneurs and sole traders, to FTSE and Nasdaq listed companies and groups, and everything in between). Also, all kinds (banks, (re)insurers, investment firms, and payment and FinTech businesses).
  • Half our work is referred to us by the Magic Circle, the Silver Circle, US law firms, and boutique-City law firms - a clear vote of confidence in our skills, knowledge and experience
  • They have deliberately chosen not to do low margin, high volume, or panel work.
  • They prepare and/or give advice about Part 4A Permission and Change of Control applications, if there's something unusual, complex, or contentious to consider
  • They don't draft routine product terms and conditions, or service agreements
  • They don't update contracts on a volume basis, just because the law has changed, and a book of contracts need to be updated to reflect that fact.

The Opportunity
They are looking for an associate to work in their busy Non-Contentious Financial Services Regulatory Practice. The successful candidate will work closely with their partner and their legal director on a range of complex regulatory matters, from across the market.The successful candidate will be given Magic Circle quality work to do, with plenty autonomy, and responsibility. They'll be an important part of a friendly, well integrated and inclusive team. They'll also have good career prospects and a sensible work-life balance.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Have a good working knowledge of the Financial Services and Markets Act; the Regulated Activities Order; and the law and rules that apply to at least one of banks, (re)insurers and investment firms;
  • Be used to advising on novel, complex and high risk matters;
  • Be a regulatory specialist, who is willing and able to advise on the regulatory aspects of commercial contracts and corporate transactions, if and when that's required.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Diversity and Inclusion
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Specialist Knowledge
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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

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