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Banking & Finance Lawyer NewLaw Financial Services Team

Banking & Finance Lawyer NewLaw Financial Services Team

Job Title: Banking & Finance Lawyer NewLaw Financial Services Team
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2021-03-23-9B9A977A48B1
Job Published: May 06, 2021 12:56

Job Description

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in our state of the art facility in Belfast, working closely with our London and other regional offices. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. We are experiencing significant growth in both our private and public sector practices largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems.

Specifically, the role is likely to include:

  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and assessing a wide range of financial services legal documents including general corporate banking, leveraged and acquisition finance, structured finance, derivatives documentation and key fund documentation and related material contracts;

  • Advising on Financial Services regulatory matters including IBOR Transition, MiFID II, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other regulatory requirements as applicable to banks, insurers, funds and asset managers;

  • Supporting clients in the negotiation and execution of a range of transactions and developing contract negotiation playbooks for clients;

  • Supporting clients to leverage technology enabled workflows to support contract preparation, negotiation and execution; and

  • Business development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships.

Candidate Description

  • Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction;

  • Excellent academic background;

  • Experience of advising on Banking and Finance, Funds and broad Financial Services matters and leading teams providing advice in this sector;

  • 0-4 years' PQE;

  • Strong knowledge of the financial services regulatory space as it impacts on banks, insurers, funds and asset managers;

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement;

  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team as and when required; and

  • Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster; and

  • Ability to coach and manage junior team members and provide quality assurance and control.

    The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and a positive "can do" attitude - ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration;

  • Good technical legal skills; and

  • A keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the New Law Services practice.

    Knowledge of or previous experience in the Managed Legal Services industry or of working as an in-house legal counsel would be advantageous and looked on favourably. The successful candidate will be working with lawyers across the other UK offices and will be occasionally required to travel between offices.

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Employer Description

We help our clients stay ahead of changes that impact their businesses, navigating complexity and risk. We deliver deep tax technical and legal expertise, while providing the critical context to make informed and compliant decisions. With clients ranging from multinational organisations and public sector bodies to entrepreneurs and family businesses, the work we do is diverse.

Hear from Ed Stacey, Tax People Leader about what a career in Tax could mean for you - from development, to our culture, to what we value in our people when building our team.

PwC is the world's premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients' needs.

Our New Law services department is one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing practice areas within the network. We have a multi-disciplinary team across multiple regions including Belfast, London, Birmingham and Leeds which is dedicated to providing an exceptionally high standard of service to our clients. We are supporting them in managing their legal operations, by assisting them in transforming their law departments to become more efficient and providing process and technology optimised managed legal services and contract review and remediation services.

Our Financial Services clients include some of the largest global institutions across banking, insurance and asset and wealth management . The work we undertake is often high profile, high value and cross-border in nature and can involve other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work with Consulting, Deals, Tax and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.

PwC is the world's premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients' needs., We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.