We pride ourselves on leveraging our collective knowledge and skills and training our teams to support the delivery of a high-quality service on major international financial regulatory assignments.
The firm’s International Knowledge strategy is delivered by Knowledge Professionals in collaboration with dedicated Knowledge Partners in a manner that is tailored to meet the needs of each Group and Sector.
We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our International Knowledge Management team as a Knowledge Development Lawyer, reporting to Clare Semple, Head of Knowledge Management for Litigation & Regulatory and Philip Williams, Head of Knowledge – Finance, Projects & Restructuring and working closely with the partner leads and fee earner teams around Europe.
The role has a client facing element so would suit someone interested in keeping on top of hot topics and trends infinancial regulatory work. Whilst prior experience as a Professional Support or Knowledge Lawyer is desirable, this role would also suit someone with the appropriate background moving from a fee earning role into the Knowledge environment.
The purpose of the role is to:
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The role will involve:
-Providing regulatory expertise and horizon-scanning, to keep the team up to date with changes to EUwide directives, providing guidance to the fee-earners on regulations, changes, and the implications for technical standards with some implementation at a local-level; and
– Setting up monitoring of the various files (at the level of the Commission, Council and Parliament) on EU legislation (Directives and Regulations) on the financial sector, as well as the proposals for Regulatory Standards from the EU financial services authorities (EBA, ESMA and EIOPA), and relevant documents issued by other EU authorities like the ECB and production of periodic reports on the status of each relevant file and document
We would be pleased to consider applications from individuals either currently working in practice or already working in a
Professional Support Lawyer or Knowledge Lawyer role.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
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