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Legal Advisor

Jersey

​A varied and stimulating senior legal role working across all areas of an award-winning bank, where you will be part of a supportive and friendly legal team looking after Jersey and Isle of Man with oversight to Mauritius. As Legal Advisor you will manage, identify and mitigate legal risks providing technical legal advice and guidance to the business lines and enabling functions. If you enjoy challenging ideas, providing direction and leading others and have experience of lending transactions, this could be the ideal role for you. Responsibilities will include:Proactively analysing and reviewing amendments to legislation, regulations and case law to provide legal opinions to relevant internal stakeholdersMaintaining legal department documentation in line with company standards ensuring compliance with legislation and internal standardsProviding legal training to business units with the aim of creating awareness of legal risks and the controls to mitigate risksDrafting and vetting legal documents across legal specialisations including confidentiality agreements, indemnities and waivers, notices and third-party service provider service level agreementsManaging litigation cases and assisting with the preparation for court hearings Mitigating legal risk by reviewing documentation and ensuring it is legally sound and complaint with relevant legislation Experience and skills required:Extensive experience in a financial services department in a law firmExposure to drafting of legal documents or regulatory analysis and providing legal opinionsAbility to effectively develop and present the organisation's interests in matters of disputeInsight into and understanding of the various laws and regulations regulating the financial services industryAbility to advise on the development of policies and strategies on legislative matters through legislative analysis and interpretation​If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call Sue Pallot on 01534 626711 or email sue@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Legal Manager

Jersey

​Contribute to the success of a global provider of financial services, providing fiduciary and risk related legal advice to the leadership team and supporting the front office, in relation to the administration of trust and company structures.Within this role you will also monitor changes in legislation and regulation that will impact the business and implement relevant changes to procedures where applicable. You will ensure that the overall fiduciary and legal risk is managed and mitigated, and risk exposure is minimised.If you are a qualified Lawyer with previous in-house legal experience and are looking for a new opportunity within a company whose business model is based on trust and integrity, we would like to hear from you.Responsibilities will include:Providing expert insight and advice to the leadership team, ensuring all strategies are in line with regulatory frameworks, in order to reduce exposure to legal risks  Drafting and reviewing legal documentation relating to trusts, companies and associate activities Acting as a representative where litigation is advised and engage with the legal counsel Providing oversight and management of all client and non-client related legal matters, ensuring resolutionMaintaining an awareness of all anti-money laundering laws, regulations, policies and procedures Supporting the maintenance of the risk dashboard, assessing and mitigating any identified risks Assisting with the preparation of reports for various committees and correspondence with regulator authoritiesExperience and skills required:Qualified Lawyer Minimum 5 years’ in-house legal experience Good understanding of trust and company law principles and anti-money laundering issues High level of accuracy and attention to detail Ability to draft legal correspondence and provide guidance to others ​​If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call Sue Pallot on 01534 626711 or email sue@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.​

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Commercial Legal Counsel

Jersey

​Join an aspiring, forward thinking business specialising in online media and technology. As Commercial Legal Counsel for the group, you will work collaboratively with the Head of Legal and take on responsibility for commercial contracts including review, negotiation and execution.In this varied role you will provide advice on data protection, commercial contract negotiation and preparation, advertising and marketing, group structuring, IP protection, and general business needs (HR, licensing, global regulations, etc).This is an exciting career opportunity for a qualified Lawyer to be a part of a dynamic team and join during a rapid period of growth for this business.Responsibilities will include:Taking the lead on dealing with a broad range of commercial contracts, understanding the need to protect the business whilst remaining pragmatic and strategic Providing advice on a wide range of commercial matters, such as intellectual property, advertising, marketing law, data protection and technologyOverseeing contractual obligations and maintaining contractual and regulatory relations Liaising with third party external legal advisors, asking them to provide expert opinions and advice Implementing a risk and contract register to mitigate and manage any legal risks Experience and skills required:Qualified Lawyer with at least 3 years’ post qualification experience in a commercial, technology and/or data protection environment gained within a law firm or online business  Previous experience with corporate and commercial contractsAbility to break down complex issues and approach them in a forward-thinking mannerConfident communication skills If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call Claudia Sutton on 01534 626708 or email claudia@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Senior Counsel / Junior Partner | Funds and Corporate

Jersey

​Join a market leading global finance, corporate and funds business and to play a key role in helping to build this firm to become the leading practice in the region.Working in a high-performing and innovative environment, this organisation offers stimulating, challenging and rewarding careers for high achievers with strong educational background.This is a unique opportunity to an ambitious and technically strong Lawyer who is commercially driven, to work alongside an abundance of talented colleagues and leading practitioners whilst developing your legal career.Responsibilities will include:Proactively assisting in the expansion and growth of the Jersey office's funds and corporate practice, becoming engaged in, and in time, leading the implementation of, cross-border initiatives aimed at ensuring the firm leverages its Channel Islands business across the global businessAssisting in developing and expanding client relationships important to the firm’s success at the same time becoming a valued resource to clientsParticipating in the development of the practice’s know-how, share knowledge and actively participate in conferences, seminars and internal trainingProviding technically sound advice and highly responsive service to clients, and support colleagues, and partners on all client mattersExperience and skills required:Qualified Lawyer with a minimum of 6-10 years’ finance, corporate and/or funds post qualification experienceSolid legal skills with competent understanding of relevant market and client industries and technical knowledge of the relevant law.Ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment, a team playerJersey jurisdiction experience and/or familiarity with offshore financial service providers is preferred although not essentialAbility to use legal precedents and timekeeping and billing systemsIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call David Lemasney on 01534 626757 or email david@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Senior Legal Counsel | Private Capital and Trusts

Jersey

A unique opportunity for an ambitious and technically strong Lawyer to join a market leading and expanding global private capital and trusts business, where you will work successfully in a collaborative environment alongside leading practitioners.This innovative organisation offers stimulating, challenging and rewarding careers for high achievers, with strong educational background and career track records.In this role you will assist in growing its Jersey practice, to become the leading practice in the region, building up to a leadership position within the team over the next few years.If you are a team player, willing to support and to help others in identifying needs and crafting development plans, this could be the ideal opportunity for you.Responsibilities will include:Working alongside two other senior team members as the third key figure within the team, supported by more junior fee-earnersProactively assisting in developing and expanding client relationships important to the firm’s success, at the same time becoming a valued resource to clientsTaking ownership of the development of relationships with core clients and participating in business development initiativesParticipating in the development of the practice’s know-how, share knowledge and actively participate in conferences, seminars, client presentations and internal trainingProviding technically sound advice and responsive service to clients and support colleagues on all client mattersExperience and skills required:Qualified lawyer with 7+ years finance post qualification experienceAmbitious and commercially driven, open to new opportunities and self-motivatedExperience working for a London/UK private client practice is preferredExperience working in the Jersey private client sector and/or familiarity with offshore financial service providers preferred although not essentialSolid legal skills with an appropriate understanding of relevant market and client industries and technical knowledge of the relevant lawIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call David Lemasney on 01534 626757 or email david@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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