Legal Counsel EMEA Capital Markets Banking London

  • Permanent
  • London,

Bruin Financial

Ref: 32138

Legal Counsel EMEA Capital Markets Global Banking

An ECM focussed role covering the UK and Europe working on a broad range of ECM, DCM, M&A and other matters

  • Delivering legal advice in particular on equity capital markets transactions and public M&A transactions, but also debt capital markets transactions, corporate and banking matters, regulatory affairs, licensing and new business initiatives, as required.
  • Advising the bank’s leadership team and key stakeholders on legal, regulatory matters in the UK and Europe.
  • Making recommendations to senior leaders on strategy and new initiatives, based on an in-depth understanding of the business/group.
  • Acting as the primary subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders, in particular on equity capital markets transactions and public M&A transactions.
  • Participating in the design of legal advice strategies & approaches for business unit activity and making recommendations to minimize legal issues.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on relevant laws, regulations and policies.
  • Ensuring compliance with internal policies & procedures.
  • Liaising with relevant external stakeholders (for example, legal counsel, consultants and vendors)

Candidate Profile

  • UK Qualified lawyer with 2-4 years’ post-qualification experience either private practice or in-house experience 
  • A background in securities, corporate finance and banking law including a solid grounding in the Listing Rules, Prospectus Rules, AIM Rules and the UK Takeover Code.
  • Experience of a range of ECM transactions primarily with the interest to assist with DCM transactions as required  
  • Experience and knowledge of UK and EEA legislation Skills:
  • Experience of capital markets products
  • A logical, practical and consultative approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • High personal integrity and ethics, teamwork, inclusivity and accountability
  • An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide cross section of personnel both externally and internally

The bank has flexible working policies in place


Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

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