Regulatory Legal Counsel - Assistant Vice President

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
03 Feb 2023
01 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
State Street Corporation, a multinational financial institution is looking for an experienced lawyer to join their Regulatory Legal team based out of their London, UK office.

The Regulatory Legal Counsel, Assistant Vice President is a varied legal role which involves:
  • Advising on a broad spectrum of corporate, regulatory, privacy and governance issues; and
  • Contributing to multi-business and jurisdictionally strategic projects, new products and corporate reorganisations

This role will have a particular focus on the UK, but may involve matters arising across EMEA or globally. The ideal candidate will be able to understand jurisdictional differences and nuances, and tailor their advice accordingly.

This is a hybrid role and we are open to discussing flex work opportunities with candidates.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best. Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As Regulatory Legal Counsel, Assistant Vice President you will be:
  • Advising State Street management and corporate functions on legal and regulatory requirements across a broad spectrum of topics, including governance, outsourcing, data protection, AML, the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime, and CASS
  • Reviewing corporate policies and procedures to ensure that they meet local legal and regulatory requirements
  • Providing legal advice on regulatory reforms to help internal clients understand their impact and design appropriate implementation plans
  • Instructing and managing external counsel
  • Collaborating with and seeking input from lawyers in the US and across EMEA, ensuring consistency of approach wherever appropriate given legal and regulatory requirements
  • Advising on the regulatory aspects of corporate re-organisation and expansion projects and cross functional or jurisdictional corporate projects

To succeed in this role, you will need to be:
  • A solicitor qualified in England and Wales with a current practising certificate
  • With at least 5 years post qualification experience at a large international law firm or financial services organisation

Essential skills:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good research skills and sound logic and reasoning capabilities
  • Comfort working with unfamiliar topics and areas of law

Desired skills:
  • Able to communicate legal advice on complex issues clearly and concisely
  • A self-starter, able to work independently (seeking support when needed) and able to juggle competing priorities
  • Experience of working on cross border projects or transactions
  • A collaborative working approach, able to build networks and work effectively on multi-stakeholder projects and to integrate different cultural perspectives
  • Sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to engage with senior stakeholders autonomously
  • Prior financial services regulatory experience is desirable, but more important is a curious mindset, excellent legal skills, and an ability to quickly pick up new topics

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability,
age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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