Conducting legal conflict of interest checks and matters specifically related to lateral hires
Organising and tracking progress of lateral candidates through the clearance process.
Liaising directly with lateral candidates to build relationships and to assist with transitioning new business clients to the Firm by providing a 'concierge service'
Conduction commercial conflict assessments and seeking to obtain commercial clearances across Dentons worldwide
Handling complexity protection of confidential information issues
Reviewing and adhering to Dentons’ internal compliance policies and procedures.
Reviewing CDD, assisting with client care and identifying sanctions issues
Liaising with Partners, staff and other members of the global Risk team to facilitate the prompt resolution of commercial and legal conflict issues identified from conflict searches
Contributing to the department's 'know how' system
Assisting the Lateral Conflicts Team Lead and Global Head of Conflicts with compliance projects, where appropriate
Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Prior experience analysing and resolving conflicts of interest and managing confidential information issues
Excellent analytic skills : Able to quickly identify and meticulously analyse complex issues to provide practical solutions.
Relevant legal or professional qualification, e.g. Law degree, Legal Practice Course, International Compliance Association Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering or Compliance is desirable
Relevant experience in an international law firm, although other professional services or financial services firms will be considered.
Ability to comprehend and analyse a wide range of matters and the commercial concerns arising from the underlying advice provided by a global law firm.
Able to provide clear and unambiguous instructions or advice; persuasively communicating the Risk position by telephone, in writing and in person ·
Prior experience analysing and resolving conflicts of interest specifically for lateral hires is desirable
An understanding of Elite and Intapp Open conflict checking system is desirable
Ability to critically review, update and amend firm policies and procedures in plain English.
Knowledge and understanding of bar rules in different jurisdictions and an ability to apply them in practice is desirable
Ability to develop a knowledge and understanding of the following regulations : o Data Protection Act 2018 and equivalents;
o EU Market Abuse Directive; o Solicitors Code of Conduct, including, Solicitors' Accounts Chapters; o Parts of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 relevant to law firms Personal skills / attributes ·
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to interact positively at all levels within the firm and a good team player
Able to demonstrate excellent client / customer facing skills
Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others and contribute to their resolution
Methodical approach to work; takes an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration
Able to make decisions and remain calm while under pressure particularly when dealing with difficult situations
Able to deliver high quality work to tight deadlines
Able to share knowledge with and develop know how for use by other Risk team members.
Able to exercise tact and diplomacy in an organisational setting
Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to follow instructions and provide support to the Lateral Conflicts Team Lead and Global Head of Conflicts
Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the Lateral Conflicts Team Lead and Global Head of Conflicts
Fluency in an additional language both written and oral, is advantageous
Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude.
Able to carry out all responsibilities in a way which support the firm’s values and promotes its equal opportunities and diversity principles.
We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, fluency in an additional language (preferably European, or Mandarin) would be particularly advantageous.
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways.
Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge.
Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com .
Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible.
We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.