General Counsel at ThinkMarkets

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Based out of our Chicago office, the General Counsel (GC) will be responsible for all Group legal matters as well as providing strategic, regulatory and governance advice, managing the internal legal function and overseeing the work of outside counsel.

The GC will be directly involved in complex business transactions, negotiating critical contracts and overseeing litigation that the Company may encounter. Apart from a senior legal background, the Candidate should also have considerable work experience in a regulated financial services firm and should be well versed in global financial services regulations, particularly UK/EU (MiFID) and Australia (ASIC).

The role may involve some travel to the Company’s various overseas offices.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Managing and completing legal initiatives and programs for the Company globally;
  • Conducting legal research and preparing written memos, articles or other explanations;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating all manner of contracts general service contracts and other contract documentation;
  • Anticipating, identifying, advising on and mitigating legal risk that arises in relation to programs and activities;
  • Drafting internal policies and procedures and ensuring compliance;
  • Managing all complaints, disputes and litigation, including investigation and risk assessment;
  • Managing outside legal counsel and the internal legal department;
  • Reviewing international and regional policy documents and consultations and developing the organizational position and response;
  • Drafting and negotiating intellectual property licenses, nondisclosure agreements, services contracts, employment agreements and settlement agreements;
  • Responsible for corporate governance matters of the Company and its’ global subsidiaries;
  • Performance of other related duties at the direction of the Company’s Group CEO.

 

 

The Candidate:

We are seeking a qualified lawyer with strong academic background and law firm training in a reputable practice with a minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience in a financial services environment. Experience working in a brokerage industry is preferred.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Admitted to practice law as a solicitor in England and Wales, and in good standing with the Solicitors Regulation Authority *or an equivalent jurisdiction;
  • LLB or equivalent degree and excellent academic credentials from a reputable law school;
  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience in a financial services environment;
  • Experience of working in the brokerage industry preferred but not essential;
  • Experience with cost effective management of outside legal resources as required;
  • Strong working knowledge of financial services regulations;
  • Experience in directing strategy and managing complex litigation;
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for financial regulations and compliance, intellectual property, technology, real estate, commercial contracts and employment law.

 

Skills:

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas;
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptional drafting, problem solving and critical-thinking, project management, independent judgement, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with executive management, business partners and regulators;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power point.

We will give careful consideration to your application and review your details against the position criteria. You will receive separate notification as your application progresses. Please note that only candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role will proceed in the selection process.

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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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