We now operate through 15 offices located in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 300 Partners and nearly 1,000 other lawyers, the Firm combines legal expertise, technology, resourcing solutions and strategy consultancy to deliver material improvements to client businesses.
We stand out for our consistently excellent advice: we provide technical excellence, experience and crucially, we demonstrate real insight to our clients, into their businesses and to issues that matter to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships, set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other high profile clients, both within and outside the UK.
We want to be known for the quality of our work, our imaginative approach, and the impact we make.
The GC & Risk team comprises over 50 lawyers and other team members. It acts as the internal legal function of the Firm, overseeing regulatory compliance in the jurisdictions in which the Firm operates and supporting the Firm in managing legal risk in the work it undertakes. The team has a number of sub-teams that handle claims and complaints, oversee negotiation of the Firm’s professional indemnity and other insurances, manage conflicts, investigate and assess financial crime and sanctions risk in potential client relationships and counterparties to work the Firm is asked to undertake, negotiate key supplier contracts for the Firm and the terms that govern key client relationships. The team is involved in the Firm’s strategic activity.
The team, along with the rest of the Firm, has embedded a flexible and agile culture. Our working flexibly policy makes agile working accessible to all, whilst always balancing an individual’s needs with the requirements of the team, the Firm and its clients.
The General Counsel and Risk (GC&R) Directorate focuses on strategic compliance and risk management advice and projects across AG’s UK and international offices: drafting and agreeing firm-wide policies and procedures; advising on regulatory issues; and assisting the firm’s Executive, Conflicts Committee, Conflicts Partner and various related sub-committees (each comprised of senior partners, members of the management team and Board members), on other professional issues. The group is also responsible for implementing, embedding and monitoring compliance and risk practices (including conflict identification and resolution and AML compliance) across the firm, globally.
The GC&Risk Lawyer role primarily focuses on conflicts of interest and confidentiality work with other related projects. There is also an opportunity to undertake other risk and compliance work as required. The role works closely with the Senior General Counsel and Risk Lawyers with responsibility for supervising the relevant area, and with the firm’s Conflicts Committee and Conflicts Partner. There will also be some involvement in other wider General Counsel and Risk projects.
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As a firm, we aim to provide a positive experience to everyone who works here and our focus on financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits ensures that this experience goes beyond the nine-to-five. As part of this mission, some of the benefits employees of AG can expect are;
AG is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to having a diverse team and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, particularly those from underrepresented demographics. We want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process to help you perform to your best .
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