Contract Lawyer - Global Shares - Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Global Shares, a J.P. Morgan company, is a leading cloud-based provider of share plan management software.

The combination of Global Shares and J.P. Morgan provides new, innovative capabilities to private and public companies globally and helps their employees manage their wealth.

This role would ideally suit a solicitor who wants to either move in-house, or to progress their in-house career. The legal team is growing quickly and this is an ideal opportunity for a suitable candidate to learn valuable new skills and gain top quality experience with the support and infrastructure of the wider J.P. Morgan network. . This role will enhance the career of any lawyer, but the ideal candidate will be someone who wants to develop his/her career within the Global Shares Group and indeed within J.P. Morgan.

Job responsibilities

  • Work as part of a dynamic legal team in an innovative and fast-growing global Fintech group
  • Assist in advising in relation to issues such as commercial contracts, licensing, regulation and data protection.
  • Supporting the Global Shares Business win new mandates and maintain and enhance existing client relationships
  • Monitoring relevant regulatory and legal developments impacting the business
  • Drafting and contributing to legal policies and procedures relevant to the business
  • Ensuring that continuing professional development is maintained
  • Handling a variety of general corporate and corporate governance matters

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Qualified Solicitor with relevant experience either in private practice or in an in-house role
  • Experience providing clear, practical advice to clients with strong commercial awareness. Ability to manage multiple matters in a busy working environment
  • A high standard of drafting correspondence, agreements, and research reports
  • A willingness to work closely with non-legal colleagues in an informal environment is essential. You must be open to work outside your comfort zone and to constantly learn and master new areas of law
  • Strong IT Skills including competency in Microsoft applications and experience of case management systems
  • Experience in some or all of: Commercial Contracts, Software Contracts, IP/IT, Data Protection, Trusts, Company Law and Company Secretarial
  • Experience with corporate group structures and/or company secretarial requirements. Experience of regulatory compliance and/or risk management
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