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Funds/Asset Management Lawyer

London, United Kingdom
Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers' and clients' needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We're flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
• Leading and advising the Relevant Businesses on fund structuring, fund distribution, fund offering documents and negotiating legal contracts
• Providing advice with respect to relevant financial regulations, including European regulation/directives; rules issued by the FCA; rules issued locally by the regulators
• Guiding regulatory change projects within the Relevant Businesses, and considering efficiencies in advice across the Relevant Businesses
• Implementing knowledge of ESG regulation and oversee ESG regulatory implementation for the Relevant Businesses, and advising the Relevant Businesses on ESG strategy
• Developing policies and procedures that maintain a Legal control environment
• Managing external counsel including selected appropriate counsel, managing external legal spend, and checking/challenging external counsel work product
• Delivering updates to Relevant Businesses on pertinent legal, regulatory and governance matters actively, and fostering engagement with other legal teams
• Acting as strategic partner and advisor to the Relevant Businesses, as well as other business and infrastructure partners

What we're looking for:
• Focused solicitor qualified in the UK (or equivalent commonwealth jurisdiction), with experience of working in a top law firm and/or with a top financial services organisation
• Proven technical expertise working across UCITS, AIFs and implementation of financial regulation with knowledge of the different issues presented
• Good interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work effectively as a part of a team and build trust and excellent relationships with colleagues and stakeholders
• Is proactive and independent, and is able to display initiative and commitment whilst taking ownership of projects and seeing matters through to completion

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Able to identify legal and commercial risks within the framework of the firm's governance and risk policies, knows when to escalate and integrates with other core risk and control functions
• Has knowledge of commercial rationale and assists the business in formulating and executing strategy
• Uses creative and innovative thinking to structure appropriate and sustainable solutions to transactional and regulatory challenges

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as: a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.

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