Financial Regulation Group (FRG) Associate

Job No. LL03


Top tier law firm experience required: PQE 2 -5 years

Great opportunity with silver circle law firm in London are seeking associate to join the Financial Regulation Group (FRG)  a core team of specialists and associates whose practice focuses on advising government bodies, investment banks, securities houses, exchanges, trading and settlements systems and other players in the financial services industry.

Our client has extensive experience in providing regulatory advice, establishing new market participants, obtaining FSA authorisations and advising on all necessary legal and compliance steps. Clients rely on the group’s unrivalled knowledge in complex cross-border regulatory investigations and enforcement cases. FRG lawyers also advise on the management of conflicts of interest, global marketing and selling restrictions and drafting and negotiating distribution agreements.

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Key Responsibilities and Challenges


  • Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate
  • Research, due diligence and information management
  • Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards


Client Relationship Management

  • Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision
  • Providing commercial and legal advice to the client
  • Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problems


  • Supervising team and demonstrating control (particularly of documentation) through effective delegation
  • Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages
  • Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives
  • Effective organisation of documentation and project plans
  • Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging other’s participation.

Business Development

  • Networking with client to capitalise on new business opportunities
  • Contributing to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep


  • Delivering practice specific training to develop junior associates
  • Coaching less experienced associates and trainees
  • Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to/from others

Characteristics, Skills & Experience required


  • Ideally 2-5 years post qualification experience
  • You will have a broad range of experience and a keen interest in aspects of Litigation law


  • Exceptional networking skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure
  • Ability to influence using appropriate techniques


  • Innovative and practical
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Commercially minded
  • Motivates others

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