Counsel Counsel …

Wellington Management Company, LLP
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Wellington Management Company, LLP
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.


In support of the continued growth of our business in EMEA, we are currently seeking assistance from a high calibre Lawyer to join our Legal team in London as Counsel. This individual will play an important role providing legal support to our client facing activities in EMEA.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Providing legal support for Wellington Management's EMEA separate account clients and associated regulated entities, including:
  • Providing general counsel and advice on regulatory, fiduciary, risk and other issues related to the management and servicing of separate account clients;
  • Providing general counsel and advice in relation to selling and marketing activities (including advice on regulated activities and licensing requirements as we continue to expand in the EU post Brexit);
  • Working with the EMEA Compliance team to update process, documentation and training on client classification, suitability assessments and provision of advice;
  • Assisting with complex issues arising on Investment Management Agreements and client onboarding and helping to establish controls and processes where required; and
  • Providing corporate governance support.
The successful candidate is likely to have:
  • 8+ years PQE, gained at a city law firm or in-house;
  • Broad-based asset management expertise, ideally with experience of advising on licensing and sales and marketing activities within the EU;
  • Good business judgement, and strong counselling skills;
  • A pragmatic and risk aware approach to practising law, with ability to prioritise;
  • The ability to represent the firm appropriately with external clients;
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively distill and communicate complex issues in a dynamic environment;
  • The character and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Language skills would be a positive but is not a requirement.



As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .
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