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Purpose of Role This is a senior role in the GS UKMEA legal team, advising the GS UKMEA and EMEA business on all legal aspects of their activities, and includes engaging with senior and executive management in the business and legal, as well as compliance, risk and other control functions.
Leading on all legal aspects of large outsourcing transactions, and complex UK and cross-border service arrangements, covering depositary/custody, fund accounting, investment analytics, collateral management and other ancillary services
Advising on the legal implications of regulations applicable to the GS UKMEA and EMEA business' operations and/or the services that it provides, including AIFMD, UCITS and the FCA rules (including CASS, COBS, COLL and FUND)
Advising on legal issues related to new business development initiatives, including negotiating and drafting heads of terms documents, attending client presentation meetings and reviewing and advising on RFP documentation
Working with senior and executive legal, business, risk and compliance stakeholders to ensure that outcomes meet the requirements, priorities and deadlines of the business
Proactively providing local support to corporate legal initiatives, new product and business developments, including drafting new template agreements and advising on product regulatory aspects
Collaborate with and coordinate input from lawyers in other business lines and jurisdictions
Instructing and managing external counsel
minimum 8 years PQE
Skills and Experience
City law firm background
Strong commercial contract drafting and negotiation, written and verbal communication skills, ability to formulate legal advice and positions clearly and concisely in a commercial environment
Knowledge of the regulatory environment pertaining to UK authorised funds (UCITS and AIFs) and investment services
Highly solution-oriented, intellectual flexibility to work through complex issues with multiple stakeholders and to propose workable solutions within tight deadlines
Quick learner and team player with a proactive 'can do' approach
Ability to build good relationships with variety of stakeholders