Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel – FX/Liquidity/Prime Brokerage

Cyprus, Nicosia/UK, London

We are currently seeking a Regulatory/Financial Services Lawyer (2-6 PQE) to join the legal team at Finalto. The role will cover a broad and interesting range of work primarily supporting our Prime Brokerage/Liquidity business, and will report to the CEO of that business and to Finalto Group’s General Counsel.

Role & Department

What you'll be doing

Your Key Responsibilities

  •  Delivering and taking responsibility for providing legal support to the Prime Brokerage/Liquidity business
  • Building and maintaining relationships across various other functions in the business, principally compliance and onboarding
  • Preparing, reviewing, and negotiating contracts/agreements and other legal documents with technology, marketing, financial services, and other providers.
  • Providing timely and commercially sound legal advice to the business
  • Managing external legal advisors where relevant.
  • Alongside others in the legal team, providing corporate support (including liaising with Companies House).

What you'll bring

Skills and Attributes for success

  • A willingness to embrace a new challenge, in a growing business.
  • A desire to expand your capabilities and work on new things.
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to be a team player.
  • Excellent time management skills and an organised approach.

To qualify for the role, ideally you will have

  • At least 2-6 years PQE;
  • A good grasp of the regulatory landscape in the UK and EU, and a broad understanding of major international regulatory initiatives including MIFID II, EMIR, Financial Crime legislation (including MLRs, MAR, POCA, etc.),
  • Practical experience within the financial services industry (either through secondments, working in-house or prior career), preferably with FX/Prime Brokerage/Liquidity businesses.
  • Practical experience of drafting a range of commercial agreements, with a focus on those with financial services counterparties, and experience of ISDA agreements.
  • Willingness to learn new concepts with minimal guidance

 Please note, the PQE levels indicated are offered as a guide only and we would welcome applications from all candidates who demonstrate the necessary skills to succeed.

 Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working in the Financial Services Regulatory Practice (Non-Contentious and/or Contentious) of a leading UK City or Regional law firm (or equivalent), professional services firm, or regulator.
  • Knowledge or experience providing regulatory transaction support (i.e., legal project management, transaction due diligence, etc).
  • Practical experience of dealing with a range of “business as usual” legal matters, such as general commercial contracts, data protection, IP issues, employment issues, disputes/litigation and company admin matters.

Who we are

We are Finalto, the financial services division of Playtech PLC, a FTSE 250 listed company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

We have a global footprint with offices in the UK, Singapore, Denmark, Australia, South Africa and Cyprus and execution infrastructure in LD4, NY4 and TY3.

We service more than 600 institutional clients in over 80 countries with our tailored liquidity and technology solutions. Clients encompass leading brokers, banks, hedge funds and experienced high net worth individuals.

Our mission is to deliver the best possible technology and liquidity services through our extensive selection of Tier 1 banks, ECNs and non-bank, intra-group liquidity pools.

Our prime brokerage business provides unrivalled liquidity and prime broker solutions, enabling clients to access over 800 instruments across: FX, Precious Metals, Base Metals, Single Stock CFDs, Index CFDs, Crypto Currencies and Energies through one cross-margined account.

If you feel the above describes you
perfectly- Apply now!

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