Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of international solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates from 42 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including branches in Beijing, Cayman Islands, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Hong Kong, London, Seoul.
Main Function of the Role
This person will be responsible for building out a new role to assist in Wells Fargo's monitoring of laws and regulations in the EMEA region. This person will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing laws and regulations impacting the Wells Fargo EMEA businesses and will prepare and oversee the communications and summaries of laws and regulations for the benefit of compliance and business clients.
They will also be responsible for advising senior members of the Legal Department, other support functions and the businesses about the impact of those changes.
- Provides legal advice on matters for management of the Wells Fargo EMEA Platform to assist them in planning and policy setting, generally group or division heads and major department heads.
- Responsible for reviewing analyzing laws and regulations impacting Wells Fargo EMEA businesses and will prepare and oversee the communications and summaries of laws and regulations for the benefit of compliance and business clients.
- Ability to analyze complex legal issues in substantive law in area of practice and provide effective advice to clients on routine legal matter.
- Consult with and advise clients and represent the Bank in dealing with others inside and outside the Organization as appropriate.
- Keep other Law Department and line of Business colleagues updated on EMEA legal developments and their impact on Wells Fargo's Business.
- May have responsibility for providing guidance to less experienced counsel or paralegals.
- Maybe recognized both within the Corporation and among the general legal profession, as an accomplished authority on legal matters.
Market Skills and Certifications
- Duly qualified lawyer admitted to practice law in England, the United States, other common-law or European jurisdictions.
- Proven transactional experience practicing law with a major law firm or financial services organization.
- Experience representing international financial institutions on some or all of cross-border transactions, regulatory issues and dealing with regulators.
- Good technical knowledge of EMEA markets and relevant laws (insolvency, tax, etc) with respect to lending and similar products.
- Excellent drafting, negotiation and communication skills and ability to effectively summarise the impact of a new legislation and regulation.
- Flexible, proactive, creative and entrepreneurial approach.
- Ability to manage projects and work with multidisciplinary project teams and effective organisation and prioritising skills.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines.
- Strong attention to detail.
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