In House Legal Counsel - FTC

  • Job Reference: 67377
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2018
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £60,000 to £64,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pro rata plus excellent benefits
  • Sector: Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate, Equity Capital Markets, In House
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Our client is a major financial institution.


A 12 month FTC for a junior lawyer NQ-2PQE in London who will be principally servicing the group's global investment banking business.

This is a visible role with regular interaction with senior business people and management.

There is a genuine global dimension to the remit, as well as substantial autonomy and responsibility.

The environment is fast paced and therefore the role requires a person who is able to deal with pressure, can commit to deadlines and work at a good pace.

The primary focus of the role is the Group's debt and equity capital markets teams in London, although the role will also cover other offices and other workstreams, depending upon the Group's requirements at any particular time.

The role will also include a certain amount of commercial contract work pertinent to a full-service investment bank.

Key responsibilities:

Equity - reviewing and negotiating agreements in relation to primary and secondary offerings by corporate clients of the London office.

Commercial - reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements and providing legal advice on business issues. Agreements include introducing brokerage agreements, commission sharing and netting agreements, terms of business, confidentiality agreements, intra group agreements, bank guarantees, clearing, custody and collateral agreements and marketing agreements.

M & A - periodically assisting M & A practice as part of a team, including confidentiality, SPA and related documents.

Projects - periodically advising on corporate projects, which may include new offices, reorganisations and joint ventures.


England & Wales qualified lawyer NQ-2pqe

Experience of working within the financial sector particularly welcome, although would also consider candidates with other relevant in house or private practice experience.

The team is always very lively and busy so the candidate should be able to deal with competing demands.

Ability to work both autonomously and with others in a small team.

Robust but engaging personality essential. This will be a visible role with very close interaction with other departments both in the front and back office.

Good academics required.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.