Risk & Compliance Lawyer

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Office of General Counsel
Location: London
The firm

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe.

Description/Job Summary

This is newly created role for our dedicated Risk and Compliance team which sits within the OGC. 1-4 years legal experience is required in this fast paced environment. You will act as a key advisor for the team and firm.

  • Keeping abreast of relevant regulatory and compliance changes/developments and monitoring how this will affect firm policy;
  • Advising on policy changes that will need to take place in line with regulatory developments and changes in law as required and draft amendments to such policies;
  • Support with training for the firm and team;
  • Working closely with the firm's Director of European Risk and Compliance on risk and compliance projects;
  • Supervising junior members of the risk and compliance team and offering guidance as appropriate;
  • Working with key stakeholders and acting as a representative for the firm's compliance function at events;
  • Supporting the firm with general risk and compliance queries;
  • Liaising with the COLP as appropriate;
  • Assisting with data privacy and appropriate analysis as it relates to work of the OGC;
  • Contract review for third party suppliers; and
  • Other adhoc duties as required.
Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree required (2:1 or above preferred);
  • Must be qualified lawyer with 1-4 PQE;

•       Previous experience within a compliance team is desirable;

•       Fee earners with regulatory experience who are considering their first role within a Risk and Compliance team will also be welcomed;

  • A very high level of attention to detail;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely;
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal;
  • The ability to influence and persuade at all levels
  • Strong decision making capabilities;
  • Team player;
  • Must have sound judgment;
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Good planning, time management and prioritisation skills; and
  • Must have good knowledge of Microsoft office applications.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive

Equal Opportunities

Simpson Thacher is committed to ensuring that everyone can reach their full potential, irrespective of background, identity, or circumstance. We know that we are at our best when we bring together diverse experiences and perspectives. This is why we are focused on fostering a collegial environment which maximises collaboration, empowering every individual to thrive and succeed.