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Chief Legal Officer


- Chief Legal Officer (LON200A4)

Chief Legal Officer - ( LON200A4 )


Chief Legal Officer

In your role as Chief Legal Officer you will be Head of the team of lawyers based in the UK providing English law advice to the Euroclear group with principal client EUI, the United Kingdom and the Irish CSD.

The role will oversee the work of the UK legal team, providing senior legal advice and expertise, acting as lead lawyer on group projects and acting as EUI’s principal legal adviser with overall responsibility for providing direction and oversight of all legal matters affecting EUI.

You report to the Chief Executive Officer and Group General Counsel (functional reporting). You will attend EUI Management Committee, Risk and Operating Committee.The job holder is also member of the Legal Division Management Team.

Your role

The function establishes and maintains the Legal function and Legal framework.

You will manage the UK Legal Team.

Your responsibilities: 

  • Providing legal advice (including in the event of a client default) and coordinating the external legal advice when required (e.g. CSD Links and cross jurisdiction legal assessments).

Reviewing, negotiating and drafting legal documentation relating to the operation of the settlement system (and related systems), contracts, SLAs and other legal documentation with third parties.

Monitoring and communicating legal or regulatory requirements and providing legal interpretation and applicability assessments (‘Legal Watch’).

Reporting on legal matters to EUI MC, Board and Euroclear Group.

Informing the CRO of legal risks together with the associated mitigating actions in accordance with EUI’s Risk Management methodology.

Managing legal resources to make sure that legal advice is delivered to a high quality and on a timely basis.This includes sourcing and managing external legal counsel and managing legal counsel budget.

Perform oversight and management of legal activities undertaken by ESA for EUI.

Provision of legal services to other group entities and acting as lead lawyer on group projects when required.

Own the legal framework applicable in the UK.

Manage conflicts of law.

Promote and defend EUI’s interests in internal or external legal and regulatory matters.

Participate in go/no go meetings in respect of system change.

Other management responsibilities are:

Provide input into strategic thinking and represents EUI or the Euroclear Group at stakeholder committees, where relevant.

Provide legal advice and guidance to senior management and EUI Board and Committees, as appropriate.

Collating legal related Management Information and written reports to senior management and relevant EUI committees, as appropriate.

Responsible for management of owned policies.

Required to identify and manage conflicts of interest.

Implementing compliance and risk requests in the Legal Team

Implementing audit actions for Legal Team (as agreed with the Audit Team)

Responsible for ensuring adequate infrastructure and staffing (internal and outsourced) is in place:

Lead and manage staff, including ensuring sufficient levels and expertise of resource .

Set appropriate behavioural expectations of staff and a professional culture where staff act with integrity in line with corporate values.

Accountable for oversight and management of outsourced providers.

Provide information on key projects and business as usual services to EUI management.Includes factors such as costs, schedule and risk.

Act as a good steward of EUI resources and budgets.


Your profile

Education & Experience

  • Qualified practicing lawyer with substantial PQE in order to demonstrate required UK relevant legal technical competence
  • Considerable experience in applying complex legal skills and divisional and entity practices.

Have solid in-house legal experience from a reputable comparable business.


  • Able to operate effectively at senior management and Board level in order to help shape the legal strategy for the business.
  • Experience of working in a highly regulated environment and related stakeholders management
  Legal and Regulatory
  • Previous experience interacting directly with external regulators and supervisors as corporate legal representative. 
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of the legal framework applicable to the transfer and holding of securities in England, including custody.
  • Very good regulatory experience of the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA) and Handbook as well asknowledge of CSDR and the CPMI & IOSCO PFMIs or similar legislation such as EMIR .
  • Knowledge of the BoE requirements relating to (Financial Market Infrastructure)
  • Knowledge of company law and governance applicable in England.
  • Knowledge of collateral documentation and legal structure
  • Knowledge of the recovery and resolution regime applicable to FMIs in Europe
  • Good knowledge of the other key infrastructures in England such as trading and clearing and understanding of the applicable rulebooks would be suitable

Leadership Skills : Providing direction, Strategic agility, Business Acumen, Self-reflection and Inspiring/Engaging are important skills needed to be a strong leader at Euroclear.

Interpersonal Skills : You are a strategic and creative thinker, be result-driven, be self-motivated and proactive, have strong and innovative problem solving skills, be open and welcoming to change, and work comfortably in a constantly evolving environment.

You work in group/collaborative setting or with business executives and stakeholders, have an ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects and meet tight deadlines, and have an ability to remain calm under pressure and in the face of uncertainty. You use your influence and networking capabilities.Able to build loyalty and trust within the organisation and with external stakeholders.

Euroclear is Europe’s leading provider of financial market infrastructure services, with unparalleled experience in multi-asset class settlement, asset servicing and safekeeping. It is also one of the world’s leading International Central Security Depositaries. As of mid-2018, Euroclear holds assets valued at €28.6 trillion, a record high. The total value of securities transactions settled on an annual basis by the Euroclear group is over €733 trillion per annum, and continues to rise.

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London, England, London, EC2V, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14958294
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  12/07/2020, 02:48
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