PwC is the world’s premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs.Our New Law services department is one of the most highly regarded and fastest growing practice areas within the network. We have a multi-disciplinary team across multiple regions including Belfast, London, Birmingham and Leeds which is dedicated to providing an exceptionally high standard of service to our clients. We are supporting them in managing their legal operations, by assisting them in transforming their law departments to become more efficient and providing process and technology optimised managed legal services and contract review and remediation services. Our Financial Services clients include some of the largest global institutions across banking, insurance and asset and wealth management . The work we undertake is often high profile, high value and cross-border in nature and can involve other legal teams in the PwC international network. Our teams often work with Consulting, Deals, Tax and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.PwC is the world’s premier professional services firm with 3,500 professionals in over 90 countries around the world. In the UK, our legal practice is fully integrated into the PwC partnership and our vision is to harness the expertise of the firm to provide end-to-end, technology-enabled services to meet our clients’ needs.
About the roleAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in our state of the art facilities in either Leeds or Birmingham, working closely with our London and other regional offices. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. We are experiencing significant growth in both our private and public sector practices largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster. This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems. Specifically, the role is likely to include
Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and assessing a wide range of derivatives documents including OTC and exchange traded derivatives across a range of asset classes including fixed income, equities, rates and FX for buy and sell-side clients and related material contracts ;
Advising on Financial Services regulatory matters including IBOR Transition, IM phases 5 and 6 and other regulatory requirements as applicable to banks, insurers, funds and asset managers;
Supporting clients in the negotiation and execution of a range of transactions and developing associated contract negotiation playbooks;
Supporting clients to leverage technology enabled workflows to support contract preparation, negotiation and execution; and
Business development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships.
Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction;
Excellent academic background;
Experience of advising on ISDA, VM and IM CSA, Clearing and Futures, GMRA, GMSLA and related documentation for a range of Banking and Finance, Funds and broader Financial Services clients;
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating associated legal documentation including master agreements, repo documentation and legal opinions;
0-4 years’ PQE;
Strong knowledge of the derivatives regulatory space as it impacts on banks, insurers, funds and asset managers;
Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement;
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team as and when required; and
Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster; and
Ability to coach and manage junior team members and provide quality assurance and control.
The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the following
Excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude – ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration;
Good technical legal skills; and
A keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the New Law Services practice.
Knowledge of or previous experience in the Managed Legal Services industry or of working as an in-house legal counsel would be advantageous and looked on favourably. The successful candidate will be working with lawyers across the other UK offices and will be occasionally required to travel between offices.
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