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Assistant Manager - KPMG Law - FS Regulatory - London

Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

KPMG Law is seeking a junior to mid-level regulatory lawyer to join its expanding Financial Services Regulatory team.

KPMG Law is a disrupter in the legal services industry offering legal advisory services combined with new law and technology driven offerings and multi-disciplinary solutions. Our lawyers have the benefit of being part of an exciting start-up business within a leading global professional services firm.

What KPMG Law is looking for from its lawyers:

• Entrepreneurial self-starters who are excited by the opportunity to provide legal services in a different environment and manner to a traditional commercial law firm as part of fully integrated multi-disciplinary practice
• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
• Lawyers with a passion for the law and regulation
• Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
• Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
• Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment

Why you might want to join KPMG Law:

• You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multi-disciplinary team
• You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
• You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
• You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly and is involved in cutting edge and exciting projects
• You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
• You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance
• You thrive when no day is the same as the day before

Who we're looking for:

We are looking to recruit a junior to mid-level regulatory lawyer to join our expanding Financial Services Regulatory team at KPMG. The role will be based in our London office but with potential for on-site client work and the ability to work from home.

We are looking for candidates with between 1 and 4 years post qualification experience ideally, for which this would represent an excellent opportunity for professional and career development in a dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will have gained relevant experience in a leading City firm regulatory practice or in-house regulatory role.

What the role will involve:

The role will involve primarily non-contentious regulatory advice and delivery of client solutions in the context of a board range of financial services regulatory issues. This will include advising on the regulatory perimeter, financial promotions, regulatory considerations in corporate transactions and reorganisations and support on the implementation of regulatory change programmes. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience in these areas.

The role covers the following key areas:

• Technical Delivery – providing high quality financial services regulatory advice as part of KPMG Law’s own account work or as part of a KPMG multi-disciplinary project
• Business/Client Development – developing networks and maintaining excellent relationships to generate revenue for the firm internally within KPMG (in particular the Risk Consulting and Advisory teams) and externally with clients, responding to business development opportunities, innovating and creating practical commercial solutions to client issues relating to one or more areas of regulation
• Project Delivery - supporting engagements on a day to day basis, contributing effectively to project teams and taking responsibility for completing work
• Team Development – supporting and expanding our Financial Services Regulatory legal practice

Experience required

You must have at least an upper 2nd class honours degree from an educational institution and show experience in dealing with complex financial services regulatory questions. Strong academic, technical, and personal skills are essential.

Applicants should be a fully qualified UK solicitor.

As well as proving your strong communication, organisational skills and commercial awareness, a clear enthusiasm for business development will be essential as this is integral to growing the business.

You will need to show a collaborative approach with a strong client focussed ethic, and that you have the drive to build the reputation of the team internally and externally. The ideal candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a passion for the regulatory legal environment in financial services.

Candidates must be willing to travel internationally as required, and a foreign language (other than English) will be viewed favourably.

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