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Asset and Wealth Management – Private Bank – Legal – General Regulatory and Funds Lawyer – Vice President

Req #: 170105745
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, asset and wealth management.
The J.P. Morgan Legal Department seeks a lawyer with a background in financial services regulatory law for the Private Bank Legal Group in EMEA.  The role will be based in the London office in Knightsbridge and is an exciting and varied opportunity to provide legal coverage across a wide range of regulatory matters impacting the Private Bank and its clients.  The successful candidate will be part of an international legal team and work with colleagues across Europe, the United States and Asia.   The candidate will be a team player, commercially aware and attuned to the needs of a global business, be able to take the initiative and have a collaborative approach to the provision of legal support. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Advise the Private Bank in relation to conduct of business obligations relevant to the Private Bank, including investment suitability, client communications and reporting and the management of conflicts of interest.
  • Provide legal advice and analysis in connection with the Private Bank’s regulatory change projects, including MiFID II and the GDPR.
  • Assist the business, support functions and risk partners on general legal, regulatory and contract matters arising from the Private Bank’s investment advisory and discretionary investment management business in the UK and Europe. 
  • Work closely with business and corporate functions to assess the vulnerability of the Private Bank’s products and services to existing or future legal or regulatory developments and, with an awareness of business priorities, help to devise mitigation strategies.
  • Advise the business on the launch of new business strategies, including digital initiatives such as eSignature, eDelivery and electronic trading.
  • Provide legal support in connection with the Private Bank’s cross border framework, including advising on the offering of investment products and services throughout the EMEA region.
  • Advise on the development of policies, procedures and controls for the Private Bank generally.
  • Coordinate, instruct and support J.P. Morgan’s external legal advisers.
  • Work closely with colleagues in different locations in EMEA and other regions, both business representatives and control functions such as Compliance and Risk Management, where required.
Qualifications, skills and experience
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction
  • First class English language drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with EU laws and the UK regulatory regime applicable to the offering of investment products and services to retail clients.
  • A knowledge of the private wealth management industry and cross border licensing and marketing regimes applicable to private banking products and services would be an advantage.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with the business and fellow legal and support professionals.
  • Business aware, proactive, and able to provide practical advice and solutions to meet business needs.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • The ability to prioritise and manage projects effectively.
  • Ideally, experience gained within a top law firm and/or in the legal department of a top tier financial institution (preferably a private client business).
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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