Corporate Governance Counsel - London
Posted Oct 25, 2021 - Requisition No. 96815
Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department plays a critical role in supporting our businesses and operations around the world. We move quickly and thoughtfully to help address a variety of complex legal issues that arise across the Company’s various businesses. Our team is made up of talented and hardworking professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in an open environment to deliver results, drive innovation, and solve difficult problems. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our success, and we strive to maintain an environment where our employees are empowered to make an impact. We also recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in cultivating a supportive workplace and the importance of giving back to our communities as evidenced by our award-winning pro bono program.
The Corporate Governance team within Bloomberg’s Legal & Compliance Department works closely with senior management and business partners throughout the Company to design and manage the governance framework for Bloomberg’s businesses globally, including its regulated businesses. The team’s principle focus is to provide and implement strategic and practical guidance to shape the growth and evolution of our Company, which delivers world-class products and services to valued clients globally.
What’s the Role?
The Corporate Governance Counsel role is an exciting opportunity to support Bloomberg in promoting excellent standards of governance and to operate an end-to-end corporate secretarial program. You will collaborate with colleagues and handle cutting-edge, international governance and corporate structure matters.
- Advising stakeholders on compliance with governance practices, laws and regulations
- Drafting and reviewing agreements and governance materials
- Collaborating with colleagues in Legal & Compliance, Risk, Finance and Treasury to form new entities, set up businesses and execute on corporate structure initiatives
- Leading board meeting preparations by drafting materials, minutes and resolutions and shaping content along with board members and other key stakeholders
- Drafting corporate disclosures
- Managing and maintaining corporate registers, minute books, organisational charts and public filings
You’ll need to have:
- A strong understanding of corporate law principles, with at least 1 – 3 years’ PQE practising corporate law at a top law firm
- A license to practise law in England & Wales, or another Commonwealth territory with eligibility to practise in England & Wales.
- Experience drafting agreements, disclosures and resolutions
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts to digestible, easy to use content for business leaders and other non-legal teams
- Excellent organisational skills and exemplary attention to detail
- Proactive attitude and approach to managing projects and leading initiatives, including the ability to balance multiple matters simultaneously and determine when and how to prioritize
- The confidence to work effectively and with minimal supervision on matters that require significant collaboration with key stakeholders (e.g., senior colleagues, business partners and non-legal teams)
- Integrity and discretion when handling and advising on confidential or sensitive information
- Self-awareness and strong emotional intelligence
We’d love to see:
- A strong desire to understand and learn about Bloomberg's businesses
- Knowledge of financial regulatory regimes, e.g., FCA or ESMA regulation
- Keen interest in using technology to improve efficiency
If this sounds like you:
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