Legal Counsel

  • Job Reference: 7557
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Website: https://www.thomasdessain.com/
  • Location: Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated lawyers gives exposure to a wide range of work across a number of different jurisdictions, with a primary focus on CI and UK, concerning alternative investment funds, financial services regulation and commercial contracts.  Postholder will prepare and negotiate engagement terms of business with external clients and their lawyers; provide pro-active, professional, competent, effective and creative legal advice in financial services regulation; work closely with other members of the Legal Team; oversee the work of the Junior Legal Counsel; collaborate with internal business teams and support functions such as Compliance and Risk; prepare and negotiate the businesses’ engagement terms of business with external clients and their lawyers; represent Group in commercial contract negotiations with third parties such as suppliers.
Candidate will have Bachelor's degree in Law and be Admitted as a solicitor with 5-7 years PQE; legal experience in financial services regulation and alternative investment funds; ability to work independently and as part of a team; negotiation and drafting skills as well as a commercial mindset; ability to articulate clear business advice with a commercial focus and with high quality communication; strong attention to detail; able to focus and prioritise; able to adapt quickly to change; ability to work to demanding deadlines; can-do attitude; good interpersonal skills; strong in MS Word and Excel; Masters of Laws (LLM) is desirable; legal experience in top tier law firm with international clients desirable; quick to learn new systems.  Training provided.
Five years continuous residence in Jersey required.