Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel
Région: Senningerberg
Expérience nécessaire: 3 ans
Secteur d'activité: Entreprise
Contrat: Durée indéterminée (Temps plein)

Description de la société

Aztec Group has come a long way since first opening its doors in Jersey back in 2001. Now employing over 2,000 people across six jurisdictions, our size and reach may have changed, but one thing that hasn’t is our identity – we’re proud to be a truly independent, owner-managed business that puts our clients at the centre of everything we do.

Reporting to Senior Legal Counsel

We are looking for an experienced, talented and highly motivated lawyer to support our rapidly growing and evolving businesses.

This opportunity will give you exposure to a wide range of work across a number of different jurisdictions, with a primary focus on the Channel Islands and the UK.

Key responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will cover a variety of legal issues concerning alternative investment funds, financial services regulation and commercial contracts. Amongst others, the following responsibilities apply to this position:

  • Prepare and negotiate the businesses’ engagement terms of business with external clients and their lawyers
  • Provide pro-active, professional, competent, effective and creative legal advice to the business in the areas of financial services regulation
  • Work closely with other members of the Legal Team
  • Oversee the work of the Junior Legal Counsel
  • Collaborate with internal business teams and support functions such as Compliance and Risk
  • Prepare and negotiate the businesses’ engagement terms of business with external clients and their lawyers
  • Represent the Group in commercial contract negotiations with third party suppliers

Skills, knowledge and expertise

  • Bachelor's degree in Law
  • Admitted as a solicitor
  • 3-6 years post-qualification experience
  • Legal experience in financial services regulation and alternative investment funds
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment – ability to deliver with demanding deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team when required
  • Negotiation and drafting skills as well as a commercial mindset
  • Ability to articulate clear business advice with a commercial focus and with high quality written and verbal communication
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Capable of identifying, focusing and prioritising key issues with an ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances
  • Can-do attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills (especially Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Legal experience in a top tier law firm with international clients is desirable

We will provide the training, both in house for relevant technical knowledge and also professional qualifications to enhance your professional development. You will need to be quick to learn new systems and great with people, as close working relationships between our colleagues and clients is at the heart of what we do.

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