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Senior Counsel (Institutional Markets)

be responsible for legal matters as they pertain to the Institutional Client Services business

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We are looking for an outstanding attorney to join our fast-growing team as Senior Counsel, Institutional Markets with responsibility for legal matters as they pertain to the Institutional Client Services business. This includes providing legal support on a variety of matters spanning institutional client support, distribution, service provider relationships, and more. If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a founding member of the Legal Team, this is the perfect opportunity for you!


  • Provide legal support and relationship management to the Institutional Client Services business on matters that affect with an eye towards how they impact the business globally
  • Monitor, assess and advise the business on legal issues that impact institutional product development and distribution, in particular OTC spot and derivatives trading, custody and margin financing
  • Ensure that the Institutional Client Services business is aligned with applicable laws and regulations in the US, UK and Europe and anywhere else we operate
  • Manage and negotiate contractual relationships with material service providers, and other third parties
  • Partner with Compliance in respect of regulatory licensing matters and liaise with local regulators where necessary
  • Work effectively across business units and product-related functions to resolve complex business and risk issues
  • Engage outside counsel and manage relationships as necessary


  • JD/law degree and bar admission in the US (preferably NY), the UK or an EEA State
  • Cross-border transactional experience
  • 6-10 years’ relevant experience; financial services experience a bonus
  • Proven high-performing legal experience in an in-house environment
  • Experience structuring innovative financing transactions
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills; ability to drive issues to a quick resolution that factors in many non-legal variables, such as brand-risk, communications, government relations, tax, insurance, finance and other business units 
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to build the processes and systems to prevent them from occurring
  • Track record of proactively building and maintaining productive relationships with business and corporate functional leaders
  • Enthusiasm for crypto


New York, London - Remote

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