1. Job purpose
This is a group level role across the various business units. This role will be in the legal team reporting directly to the CEO/COO to conduct both legal and company secretarial activities.
Familiar with UK common law with a good body of knowledge and demonstrable experience in financial technology (fintech)/ exchange/ banking/ IT industry with at least 4-5 years of relevant experience.
Position responsibilities include advising GMEX Group (GMEX) employees and management in legal and regulatory matters, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines, reviewing contracts and agreements, all company secretarial activities, representing GMEX in legal or regulatory proceedings, participating in committee and working group activities, monitoring legislative proceedings, maintaining active client relationships with various entities and associations, conducting internal training on current topics/legislation, providing regular and ad hoc briefings to senior management on regulatory changes having an impact on GMEX, and working on contractual issues for GMEX suppliers/customers. This position will require regular liaison with all internal departments as well as customer/supplier facing.
This role is fast paced, and will be juggling several tasks/projects at one time.
2. Key responsibilities and accountabilities
|Negotiate, write, and execute agreements and contracts|
|Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues|
|Advise executives within the company and work alongside employees in Strategic Business Units, Technology, Marketing, Brand Communication, Sales, Human Resources and Business Development|
|Manage various projects and deadlines|
|Advise executives on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals|
|Explain legal language|
|Provide assistance with global joint ventures, strategic partnership deals, investor relations and mergers and acquisitions|
|Draft terms and conditions in agreements|
|Ensure legal objectives are met|
|Conduct company secretarial activities and regulatory filings|
|Research unique legal issues impacting the organisation by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes|
|Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company and its affiliates|
|Perform pre-litigation work to minimise risks and maximise legal rights|
|Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements|
|Develop solutions to complex legal questions|
|Provide training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics|
|Act as Data Protection Officer|
|Develop robust relationships with client and partner legal counsels, regulators and government organisations as applicable|
|Manage the resolution of regulatory or legal matters|
|Review and comment on proposed legislation where applicable|
|Actively engage with internal and external teams on market conduct examinations and other regulatory actions|
|Ensure the company is operating within the law at all times|
|Provide legal advice and representation to the CEO and the Leadership team for all local and non local affairs|
|Ability to manage and resolve complex legal and regulatory matters and to clearly and effectively communicate these matters to others internally and externally as needed|
|Ability to influence key internal and external decision makers on key policy issues|
|Ability to advocate policy positions on key issues on state levels|
|Consult and coordinate with new business/sales/product development to determine regulatory requirements for commercial products being offered in the marketplace|
|Review benefit plans for compliance with state mandates and other healthcare reform requirements|
|Help to manage and resolve consumer complaints as needed.|
|Review of operational documents to ensure compliance with statutory/regulatory laws|
|A fully qualified Solicitor or Barrister with practice experience in UK common law|
|At least Four or five years post qualified experience in contract/commercial law, preferably within the fintech/ exchange/ banking/ IT industry|
|Expert level of knowledge of regulatory environments|
|Litigation and alternative dispute resolution skills|
|Problem solving skills, Team Player|
|Excellent written and verbal communication skills|
|Effective relationship building skills, working with various levels internal and external leaders including regulators.|
|A good working understanding of UK law|
3. About GMEX Group Limited
GMEX is a global market infrastructure vendor providing multi-asset trading, exchange matching engine and post-trade business technology solutions centred around a core “Hub & Spoke” proposition:
GMEX MultiHub Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): A cloud based digital ‘multi-asset network of networks’ trading and post trade digital market infrastructure platform, with API’s to interconnect and enable 3rd party services for multiple financial participants across traditional and digital asset markets.
GMEX Fusion (Software and SaaS): A hybrid (traditional and digital) exchange and post trade technology software product suite to enable 3rd party financial venue “spoke” nodes into the MultiHub PaaS cloud.
Our MultiHub PaaS + Fusion SaaS = Ecosystem-as-a-Service (EsaaS) enables us to digitally transform global financial markets with a focus on technology and interconnectivity.
Using two proven engagement mechanisms, we enable our clients to use technology to achieve their commercial goals:
Market Advancement Programme (MAP), delivering multi-asset exchange and post-trade enablement with an optimal combination of traditional and digital market infrastructure technology and services.
Partnership-driven approach, we do not just sell technology, rather we use a combination of fintech, business and investment solutions empowering partnerships and ventures.