KYC specialist paralegal

England, London
£50000 - £70000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
03 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024
JN -062024-6442260
Nicole McGaffin
Job Title
Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time

This position is for a KYC specialist paralegal based in London. The successful applicant will be a valued team member in the leverage finance team of a top-tier US Law firm.

Client Details

This is an leading law firm with an excellent reputation in the market. With a large employee base, the company has a significant global footprint, offering a range of services to a diverse clientele. The company is renowned for its top-notch legal services and is based in London.


  • Acting as a key point of contact for all KYC queries within the London Finance Team
  • Providing training and guidance to trainee associates within the Finance Team on the KYC process
  • Understanding, analysing and obtaining KYC requirements from lenders on each transaction the firm is acting for the borrower/sponsor
  • Conducting comprehensive client due diligence
  • Reviewing and verifying client documentation
  • Reporting findings to the legal department
  • Assisting in the development of KYC policies and procedures
  • Collaborating with the legal team on compliance matters
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of KYC regulations
  • Delivering training on KYC matters to other team members


A successful KYC paralegal should have:

  • A degree in law or a related field
  • Experience in a KYC/AML role in an investment bank or credit/private fund
  • Excellent understanding of KYC regulations and AML compliance
  • Experience of KYC/AML requirements in the context of borrowers backed by private equity sponsors
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in professional services industry
  • Familiarity with legal documentation and procedures

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary range
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Being part of a prestigious legal team

We encourage eligible candidates to apply and seize the opportunity to work in a vibrant and professional environment in the heart of London.