Regulatory Investigations Lawyer

You will handle a broad range of work including regulatory and government enforcement, internal investigations and compliance advisory work. The work profile is high value, international matters, with high stakes and complex issues, for and against household names.

Our lawyers are encouraged to work on a wide range of cases, with a wide range of partners and other lawyers, exercising a wide range of skills.


Who you will work with

Clifford Chance's global Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice has around 600 lawyers based in the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States, who are experienced in the full spectrum of litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory issues that our clients face. Our highly qualified teams are focused on resolving high risk litigation, international arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Our London RIFC team comprises of 10 partners.

You will also work with the following:

• The Forensic Accounting Team 

• Practice Assistants

• Paralegals 

• The Case Management team 

• Business Professional Support services 

• The Best Delivery Team


What you will do

You will handle a broad range of work across the following areas:

• Regulatory investigations and enforcement - handling regulatory enforcement in a range of areas from financial services through to sports law. Our work includes advising clients on how to avoid the substantial risks that investigations pose, assisting clients responding to investigations, including attending interviews and defending clients in both civil and criminal trials.

• Internal investigations – conducting internal investigations in relation to the most complex and cutting-edge issues ranging from insider dealing through to sexual harassment.

• Disputes - advising in relation to the most complex and high-profile civil disputes covering issues ranging from civil fraud to media privacy.

• Compliance - We also assist our clients with financial crime compliance matters in relation to sanctions, money laundering and bribery.


What you will be responsible for

• Drafting and reviewing legal documents to ensure clarity and consistency. 

• Create solutions using your legal knowledge, applying effective research techniques. 

• Challenge and test advice against legal compliance and risks.

• Be proactive in expanding legal knowledge to ensure technical expertise is up to date. 

• Utilise client focus initiatives and monitor service levels of client needs.

• Engage with Knowledge resources effectively and collaborate in Knowledge initiatives for the Firm.

• Manage matters with a disciplined practice including timely timesheet submission and conflicts clearance processes.

• Adoption of Best Delivery tools: e.g. templates, Legal Support Centre, Resource Management, Legal Project Management;

• Opportunities to be involved in pitching for new work and business development

Your career experience so far

We are looking for lawyers who have developed exceptional written and oral communication skills advising clients, with plenty of case handling ability leading a team and/or working as a number 2 in a larger team. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and be comfortable researching and applying complex areas of law.

We would also expect to see a mature approach to client business development with perhaps a handful of close client relationships with contacts at the same level of PQE as you. Fundamentally, we are looking for someone who is exceptionally driven, on a steep upward trajectory at their present firm and looking to move to an even more demanding and stimulating challenge.

We are looking for:

•  A mid-level lawyer who has outstanding experience of UK and/or international investigations and regulatory enforcement. 

•  experience acting for large corporations, banks and/or financial institutions. 

•  first class demonstrable legal ability coupled with practical commercial awareness and effective negotiations skills.

•  excellent drafting and communication skills (written and verbal). 

•  proven evidence in ability to take a leadership role and manage a varied workload.

•  an exceptional track record with a highly regarded profile commensurate with your level of seniority.

To provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused.

We are looking for lawyers who: 

• can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business;

• can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and contributing to overall success;

• are empathetic, responsive and reliable;

• are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients;

• are good at fostering relationships with clients


How we will support you

From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and development your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning.


About the Firm

Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you’re heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and  languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective, and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career. 

We're proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.

Hybrid Working

This role follows our 'balanced' hybrid working approach and as long as business needs allow, you will be supported to work in a hybrid way with the expectation of working from the office for a minimum of 50% of your time. Please see our careers site for further information on our working environment.

To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in UK, please visit link.


Equal Opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our most important asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society. 
We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.


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