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Risk Lawyer

  • Location: London, City of London
  • Salary: bonus, benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: 16899734
  • Recruiter: Kasia Wadolowska
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My client - a Global Law Firm is seeking for qualified Risk Lawyer to join an international team focused on deepening risk and compliance excellence in Europe.


  • Conducting both conflicts and AML checks at different levels of complexity
  • Reviewing new client and matter requests, raising queries as necessary and performing conflict searches and analysing results to identify conflicts in accordance with firm policy and relevant regulatory requirements
  • Liaising with partners, staff and other members of the Risk team to facilitate the prompt resolution of commercial and legal conflict issues identified from conflict searches
  • Preparing conflict waivers, letters of non-objection and other conflict-related documentation as well as establishing and maintaining information barriers as necessary
  • Ensuring anti-money laundering, sanctions and other risk checks have been carried out for new and existing clients in compliance with Firm policy and applicable regulatory requirements, and that relevant data is properly entered and maintained
  • Assisting the practice in establishing engagement terms and advising on client imposed terms
  • Dealing with procedural queries
  • Providing ad-hoc advice and developing presentations to the practice and the wider Risk team on all aspects of related policy and regulation including providing guidance on conflict management, anti-money laundering requirements, sanctions and engagement
  • Drafting new and reviewing existing policy and guidance.
  • Providing support to the practice on general compliance matters such as share dealing, confidentiality obligations, outside interests, anti-bribery and corruption
  • Drafting new and reviewing existing compliance policy and guidance.
  • Ensuring policy and guidance is up to date, in line with global requirements and adheres to relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Advising the practice on ad-hoc regulatory and risk issues and application of policy.
  • Managing matters in relation to the firm's professional indemnity and general insurances.
  • General support and advice to the Firm's Head and Deputy Head of Risk and Risk Managers as and when required

About You

  • A legal qualification
  • Relevant experience in practice and/or compliance at an international law firm, or other professional or financial services firm
  • A very strong working knowledge of the risk, ethical and regulatory environment in which law firms operate to include a thorough understanding of Bar rules and regulation relevant to legal practice, such as conflict rules; European anti-money laundering laws; international sanctions regimes or data-protection regulation
  • Experience leading projects
  • A risk management qualification/experience of working with risk management software
  • Completion of a project management course/training
  • Excellent analytic, communication, multi-tasking, research and drafting, IT skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Remains calm and works well under pressure; dealing confidently, competently and diplomatically with Partners worldwide by email, telephone and in person
  • Capable of building and maintaining effective working relationships to become a trusted advisor to the practice, other business support functions and other colleagues in the Risk team
  • Proactive in taking ownership for the resolution of issues and able to work with minimal supervision at busy times
  • Able to share knowledge with and develop know how for use by other Risk team members.
  • Client-focused, commercial approach

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