Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory Advisory, Europe and UK

Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory Advisory, Europe and UK

Citigroup

London, United Kingdom

What you’ll do

The Senior Lead Counsel 1 (Regulatory) is a senior level position responsible for serving as subject matter expert and legal advisor to business stakeholders, functional partners, and the Legal Management Committee by providing counsel and thought leadership on all aspects of legal matters related to Regulations. The overall objective of this role is to provide legal support, advice, and guidance across Regulations and Citi Businesses and Functions.

This role requires a pragmatic, proactive attorney with thorough understanding of Regulations, combined with a solid conceptual/practical grounding in the laws and regulations for the geographies in which we operate as it relates to Regulations. Provides input into strategic decisions, exercising sound legal judgement to develop proactive, risk-appropriate, and commercially business-oriented solutions. This is not a manager.

The Regulatory Advisory and Transformation, Europe and UK sub-team requires an experienced financial services regulatory lawyer to advise on certain major regulatory, transformational and business change projects globally impacting on the business. Responsibilities are expected to evolve over time having regard for regulatory, commercial and technological developments impacting on the business, but initial responsibilities may include:

  • acting as subject-matter expert in the Europe and UK time zones for certain existing global financial services regulatory queries from business lines and product lawyers;
  • identifying and advising upon new regulatory developments and horizon scanning that may have impact across business lines and in conjunction with regional and global colleagues supporting business lines on regulatory change implementation;
  • supporting Global Government Affairs, the Regulatory Engagement team and other stakeholders on advocacy initiatives with industry associations and regulators in respect of regulatory developments, including assisting in the development of responses to consultation papers to regulators and policy-makers, attendance at legal-focused industry association working groups and meetings with regulators, in respect of banking and financial services regulation in the EMEA region and globally;
  • providing training and education for management and product lawyers on regulatory developments globally and in the region – this will involve working on presentation materials, providing presentations to Legal colleagues, country counsel and business areas.

What we’ll need from you

  • Banking or financial industry experience, including laws related to banking regulations;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international laws, regulations and practices while staying abreast of regulatory and legal environment, internal policies and industry trends that impact the business;
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain trusted relationships;
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational and relationship management skills;
  • Proven ability to apply sound judgement while managing assignments in a demanding, fast-paced environment;
  • License in good standing to practice law.

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