This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced conflicts analyst to join a leading global law firm, with offices in over 25 countries. Following a recent secondment, our client is looking for a Conflicts Analyst to work from their prestigious London offices, as part of the central Clearance function – with a starting salary of £40,000.
The department is responsible for the management of conflicts of interest and associated compliance issues across the firm’s global practice, as part of the firm’s risk management function – reporting to the Firm’s General Counsel.
The primary responsibility of the role is to analyse and make decisions on conflicts and other compliance issues for mandates already undertaken by the Firm, or to be undertaken by the Firm. This is done taking into account legal / regulatory requirements as well as reputational and commercial implications.
- Assessing whether material changes to existing mandates create any conflict or other compliance issues for the firm.
- Analysing information contained in the Firm’s conflict management systems.
- Liaising with both partners and lawyers to establish whether a conflict of interest exists, or is likely to in future, often in the context of a range of related matters, many of which are highly complex transactions.
- Assessing whether new mandates can be accepted in the context of current conflicts and other regulatory rules, as well as internal policies, across the full range of practice areas within the firm.
- Determining any applicable conditions upon which mandates can be accepted or continued.
- Establishing information barriers and assisting to resolve risk issues that arise.
- Dealing with ad hoc questions/queries from Partners and lawyers relating to conflicts of interest and other engagement risk issues.
Person / Experience Required
- Prior conflicts experience within a comparable team is desirable.
- A Law degree and/or other legal qualifications are required, preferably together with experience of working in a commercial law environment.
- Proven ability to solve problems in a methodical and practical way.
- The ability to gather and analyse information and to use the results of that analysis to make effective decisions and find innovative solutions to problems.
- Ability to communicate persuasively and clearly with all members of the Firm, both orally and in writing.
- Attention to detail.