Solicitor

Term: Permanent
Department: Financial Services Regulation
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

The Financial Regulatory offering at Fieldfisher currently sits within the Financial Markets and Products Business Unit.  The Firm has recently recruited a markets regulatory partner, sitting alongside the  practice and intends to broaden this out into a self-standing Financial Regulatory practice that would not only provide transactional support, working closely with Corporate, DSF, Banking, Capital Markets and other practice groups, but also attract its own clients and mandates.  The practice would also maintain a strong focus on financial markets regulation that encompasses areas covered by EMIR, BRRD, CRR, SFTR, MAR among others but covers all other aspects of principally wholesale markets and sell-side areas.

The role would also provide additional regulatory support to the Funds practice.

Clients would come from the broad spectrum of financial institutions including investment banks, broker-dealers, asset managers, payment service providers, financial market infrastructure and others.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own matters
  • Support the partners and senior associates on larger transactions
  • High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations.
Key Skills & Experience
  • NQ or recently qualified solicitor from a top rated finance practice
  • Completed seats in Corporate and Finance during the training contract and gained solid exposure to financial regulation
  • Strong academic record, (minimum 2.1 at undergraduate) and intellectual capability.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.
  • A confident and professional manner.

Posting Date: 17/08/2017

Closing Date: 13/09/2017

Salary: £63,000

Fieldfisher LLP aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.