Cross Border Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer

  • Permanent
  • London,
  • competitive

Bruin Financial

Ref: 26374
Our client is looking for an experienced Compliance Advisory Officer to assist their Cross-Border L&C competence center. The candidate needs to be a UK qualified solicitor with at least 5 years of post-qualification experience and have demonstratable specialisation in cross-border and financial services regulation. This is a mid to senior level position offering £150000 per annum.

Role Requirements:

Maintain country-specific guidance and training material on cross-border relationships with clients in the UK and other assigned jurisdictions across various business lines of the bank 

Advise internal stakeholders on regulatory aspects of cross-border relationships with residents of various European jurisdictions in reliance on the freedom of services regime and otherwise out of EU and non-EU affiliates of the bank 

Advise on UK regulatory aspects of UK inbound business from EU and non-EU affiliates of the bank and intra-group UK regulatory requirements post Brexit and post temporary permission period

Advise on the implementation of the Group strategy in relation to restricted markets and complex structures

Deliver training on cross-border topics as necessary (ad hoc, classroom, and otherwise in addition to web-based training)

Advise on strategic decisions for the countries / regions of primary coverage

Stay abreast with regulatory developments for countries / regions of primary coverage

Collaborate with other Cross-Border L&C team members for seamless and effective coverage across various booking centers of the group 

Assist with responses to regulatory queries as applicable

Perform at mid to senior level, with full ability to represent the function at internal fora and on processes, as per delegation by the team head or as otherwise appropriate

Contribute to the work of Group Compliance as a cross-border compliance subject matter expert in any other ways reasonably expected, including participating in projects and working groups and assisting with other priorities in the department or group as a whole

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Be a UK qualified solicitor, with at least 5 years PQE 

Proven knowledge and technical expertise in specialist cross-border regulatory and financial services regulatory knowledge

Familiarity with asset holding structures (trusts, foundations, funds etc.)
    
Experience of working inhouse would be useful but not a must

Advanced level of MS Office Suite skills 

Business fluent in English. Other languages a plus.

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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