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Derivatives Lawyer

UK - London

We are currently seeking a Derivatives Lawyer to work with various Axiom clients across all industries.

Responsibilities

  • Providing practical and commercial advice to key business stakeholders; and supporting on a range complex OTC and exchange-traded derivatives transactions for both sell-side and buy-side clients.
  • Working on essential projects in response to current regulatory and political changes, including Brexit and IM phases 4 & 5.
  • Drafting and negotiating a range of both standard and complex derivatives documentation.
  • Good understanding of Clearing rules/CCP and any asset classes: Equity, Fixed Income, Credit, etc.
  • Advising on risk mitigation strategies and maintaining up to date regulatory standards.
  • Assisting the development of new products and markets.
  • Working with and advising business clients directly, providing guidance and practical solutions in relation to the ever-changing FS regulatory environment.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • X years of relevant experience [insert anything here that you would like called out] 
  • Sense of urgency combined with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work both independently and cross functionally  
  • Positive mentality and willingness to tackle new and ever-changing business needs 
  • Active membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good academic credentials and post-qualification experience.
  • In-house legal experience is preferred (directly, or as a secondee) but is not essential.
  • Strong commercial understanding, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to provide excellent client service and an ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders.
  • The ability to adapt to new situations and work environments, and a thirst for new challenges.
  • You must have the right to work and be eligible to practice as a lawyer in the UK.

Compensation, Benefits & Location:  

This role offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package in the alternative legal services marketplace, that includes health benefits, pension and more.  Axiomites also get access to professional development resources and learning and development programs. Axiomites predominately work remotely, with the exception that some clients require on-site presence.

Axiom is the global leader in high-calibre, on-demand legal talent. Covering North America, the UK, Europe, and APAC, we enable legal departments to drive efficiency and growth and meet the demands of today’s business landscape with best in breed alterative legal services.

Axiom is a leader in diversity, inclusion, and social engagement. Diversityis core to our values and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be named a best place to work for LGBTQ+ Equality, earning top marks in the 2021 Corporate Equality Index for the second consecutive year. Axiom’s legal department is Mansfield certified and is committed to considering at least 50% diverse candidates for leadership roles and outside counsel representation.

Learn more about working at Axiom.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Axiom ensures equal employment opportunity in recruitment and employment, without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religious creed or belief, political opinion, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital (or civil or other partnership recognized by law) status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Axiom prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

We understand that many legal professionals have chosen to adopt the consultancy model, and we are happy to discuss this option with you. We offer both consultants and employees the opportunity to work with our enviable client roster.  Contact us in complete confidence to find out more about opportunities to work with Axiom as an employee or consultant.

Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities: Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Axiom will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in each stage of the recruitment process. To request an accommodation to complete the application form, please contact us at benefits@axiomlaw.com and include “Applicant Accommodation” in the subject line. 

Axiom Global Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 11777468 Registered Office: 159/173 St John Street, London. England, EC1V 4QJ.

 

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Employment with Axiom may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check, providing proof of identity, and possessing the necessary legal authorization to work.

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