Solicitor - Financial Service Regulation
About the team
The PwC Legal Network is a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) international network of firms. We are a thriving business consisting of over 42 Partners and Directors and a 350 strong team. As well as project-based, specialist legal advice, we offer our clients ongoing general counsel support. Our Lawyers also work alongside the wider PwC firm, providing a truly joined up service offering and an opportunity to broaden your own skills. We also look to use technology in everything we do. We are part of the largest global network of lawyers and have access to legal expertise in over 86 countries (161 countries including immigration law)
PWC’s new financial regulatory non-contentious department can act as key adviser on some of the most relevant and sensitive regulatory issues within the asset management arena The work we undertake is often high profile and cross-border in nature and regularly involves other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our team often works with Forensic Services, Risk Assurance Services, Tax and other professionals from within PwC LLP to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients. As regulation becomes increasingly complex – in particular its international dimension – there is also a lack of clarity regarding its implementation and particularly in light of Brexit, it is vital that clients continue to have access to recognised experts for advice on all aspects of the asset management regulation.
About the role
The successful candidate will be advising on main European regulations (asset management) like PRIIPS, SMCR and with a strong focus on MIFID II and its implementation.
Our new Solicitor will be fully integrated into the team and will work closely with lawyers of all levels. Like the rest of our team, we expect those in this role will enjoy an interesting, varied and challenging workload. The day-to-day work may involve advising on main UK/EU regulations and FCA policies, including SMCR, RDR, EU Benchmarks Regulation.
Drafting memoranda and legal opinions
Managing files diligently and reviewing each regularly including proactively update internal files when required by new regulations
Proactively monitoring developments in particular related to the UCITS space
Managing clients' expectations in terms of deadlines
Building positive client relationships quickly and fully embrace the importance of client service
A financial regulatory background but with a more recent focus on funds work and very strong knowledge of MIFID II. Ideally the candidate would have both contentious and non-contentious experience
Be familiar with the alternative finance market and be able to do accurate and comprehensive legal researches
Demonstrated familiarity with the new incoming EU and FCA regulations
Ability to build effective and positive client relationships quickly and fully embrace the importance of client service Highly driven and proactive
Good knowledge of the derivatives space and its regulations (EMIR in particular)
Advanced Client relationship management
Direct FCA experience would also be desirable
Knowledge of the Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) market a definitive advantage
Closing Date: 4 January 2018