In House Senior Lawyer (Corporate/Risk)

Northern Ireland, County Antrim, Belfast
04 Jan 2023
01 Feb 2023
Patrick McDonald
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Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company

A leading international law firm is recruiting for a Senior In-House Lawyer to join its global in-house legal team which specialises in Risk, Governance and Corporate Governance matters.

The risk function has a core responsibility to uphold the values of the firm and support the strategic objectives of the business. Lawyers and industry experts provide high quality legal and risk advice to the global firm, its senior management, governance bodies and partners.

Your new role

The Risk functions client's are not only the firm's partners and lawyers, but the entire global firm. This means they provide legal advice across a diverse range of complex and interesting subject areas, frequently leading on strategic projects, and have a number of industry experts within the team.

The in-house legal team itself reports to the firm's key governance bodies and provides assurance in respect of a wide range of matters, including:

  • Acting as the firm's corporate secretariat, including dealing with procedural and other formalities relating to the firm's corporate group structure, inter-company agreements and other relevant procedural requirements.
  • Acting as a leader of the firm's management of legal and operational risk and enhancing the management of risk throughout the firm;
  • Responding proactively to risk and regulatory issues, identifying changes to relevant laws/regulations and advising as to their impact on the firm;
  • Supporting the firm in the development of its legal technology and innovation strategies;
  • Advising on complex risk and regulatory issues for the firm, including by managing regulatory change projects;
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising on the firm's complex commercial contract arrangements;
  • Advising on legal and regulatory issues relating to the firm's supply chain and suite of technology;
  • Advising and implementing proposed changes to the group structure, including the opening of new offices and corporate restructurings;

This interesting and strategic role includes:

  • Acting as senior in-house counsel on a wide variety of complex constitutional, regulatory and group structure matters affecting the firm including, where appropriate, as a trusted adviser to senior management and the governing bodies of the firm; and
  • Advising in relation to complex legal and regulatory queries raised by partners and other members of staff, including as regards policy matters.
  • Structuring and advising on largescale and strategic projects, including relating to the expansion of the global firm (such as new offices, entities and business lines) and also group restructurings and reorganisations;
  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on complex documents relating to group structure matters (including group constitutional and relationship agreements, restructuring documentation, agreements with associated and relationship firms, board papers, etc.) in a systematic, proactive and forward-thinking way;
  • Helping to lead the firm's response on regulatory changes impacting on the firm's structure and corporate secretariat, horizon scanning and issue spotting from day-to-day work, advising the firm on the wider risk and arising strategic issues;
  • Leading on the firm's UK corporate secretariat, organising and managing board and partner meetings and all related organisational and planning activities;

What you'll need to succeed

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • You will be a Qualified lawyer with a corporate, commercial or tax background, ideally with at least 6 years' post-qualification experience, and sound commercial judgement
  • Strategic mindset with horizon scanning and interpretation skill
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, including liaising with clients and partners
  • A proven ability to work independently and proactively and take the lead in driving projects forward to completion
  • Self-motivation and ability to manage new and varied challenges
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Collaborative approach and ability to work well in a team
  • Project leadership and delivery
  • Team leadership and management
  • Experience of working on international legal issues and/or providing in-house legal advice in a corporate/commercial or risk setting

What you'll get in return

You will receive a market leading salary is on offer, top package of benefits and flexible working are all on offer for this opportunity.

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