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ProfileSenior Legal Counsel - Retail Banking and Wealth Management The candidate will provide counsel and legal support on a variety of legal matters, including matters pertaining to the law of Bank Deposits and Collections, Advertising and Operations that may be complex or may have some material impact to the RBWM business and marketing teams. Advise the RBWM business and marketing teams by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner. Provide support and guidance to the RBWM business and marketing teams with regard to legal risks arising in jobholder's area of expertise. Provide prompt, commercial, practical and sometimes complex and/or specialized legal advice to the RBWM business and marketing teams. Be pro-active in the provision of legal support and in advising the RBWM business and marketing teams promptly of material legal developments and their implications. Ensure the Head of the RBWM Payments, Deposits and Bank Operations Legal Team and senior legal management are fully briefed on major issues arising in the relevant business area and major legislative changes in area of expertise. Support and assist the Head of the RBWM Payments, Deposits & Bank Operations Legal Team in managing legal risk across the lines of the RBWM business and marketing teams and support functions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Maintain and develop positive and professional working relationships with all members of the Legal Team in managing legal risk across the lines of business in accordance with established policies and procedures. Participate effectively as part of the RBWM Payments, Deposits and Bank Operations Legal Team. Share legal knowledge and best practices with legal colleagues. Manage internal support staff as appropriate. Provide legal services in a cost-effective manner. Co-ordinate and manage the approach to legal risk for the RBWM business and marketing teams. Ensure that the interests of the Group are adequately protected. Assist the RBWM business and marketing teams to remain compliant with legal risk management requirements set out in the Group Standards Manual and Legal FIM. Maintain awareness of the operational risk scenario associated with the role and to ensure that all actions during employment with take account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring. Support the General Counsel of RBWM in providing overall leadership over all regulatory and compliance matters and the management of operational risk for the department or RBWM business and marketing teams. Must have 8+ years of proven and progressive corporate legal experience, or equivalent. Should preferably have JD degree as well as admission to applicable state Bar and pertinent levels of courts in applicable states. Application deadline: 22-May-2018.
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