Senior Legal Counsel


About AlphaSights

AlphaSights was born with a purpose: to unlock human knowledge and power success.  From our state-of-the-art offices in nine major world cities, we connect business leaders seeking knowledge with the experts who possess it. We’re one of the fastest-growing global companies, employing 1500+ colleagues of 60+ nationalities.


What We Do

We operate at the heart of the global knowledge economy, providing a suite of knowledge-on-demand services to investment funds, consultancies, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. Our clients use our services when evaluating critical investment and business decisions. We connect them with industry experts who possess specific knowledge that is otherwise unavailable to them.


The Role

We are looking for an exceptional regulatory lawyer based in London to join our global Legal team and lead our Legal & Content Compliance Team to support AlphaSights’ dedicated Content business. The Legal team is a dynamic, external and internal-facing function which supports all aspects of the business across all offices, from Tokyo to San Francisco. As Senior Legal Counsel you will report into the General Counsel based in London and work closely with the Legal, Client Protection and Content teams as well as a number of other stakeholders across the business. We will provide you with the autonomy and independence to support AlphaSights’ Content team and enable you to build, grow and lead the Legal & Content Compliance Team. You will be encouraged and empowered to take initiative and have hands-on ownership for the legal and compliance requirements of the Content team. This is an ideal role for someone who’s keen to flex their legal muscle, build and lead a team whilst having direct access and exposure to the commercial, regulatory and organisational workings of a dynamic, innovative and high growth global business.


The role will have a broad range of challenging legal work, including:

  • Implementing and enhancing robust and clear policies and procedures for the compliant delivery of expert knowledge to our clients by the Content team
  • Counselling the Content team on the best legal and compliance practices in connection with the delivery of expert knowledge to our clients
  • Engaging with AlphaSights’ clients on the contractual and legal processes that underpin the delivery of content by AlphaSights
  • Partnering with our product and engineering teams to identify opportunities to improve delivery processes and mitigate risk using technology
  • Navigating complex and novel legal issues regarding regulatory matters, confidential information, intellectual property, technology, data privacy/GDPR and content
  • Build, manage and lead a global team whose responsibilities include:
    • Reviewing and approving expert transcripts, specifically to ensure that all information complies with applicable laws and AlphaSights’ legal and compliance policies
    • Setting the highest legal and compliance standards for all AlphaSights’ content
    • Providing legal training to the Content team and other stakeholders


What we look for

  • High-energy, self-starter who’s focused on delivering outcomes
  • Confidence and flexibility operating in a fast-paced, challenging and dynamic environment
  • People-oriented, emotionally intelligent team mindset with an ability to develop strong relationships and navigate challenges across the organisation and functions
  • Leadership by example and an ability to manage and influence teams
  • Attention to detail and curiosity, with the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of the matter, and formulate a clear solution
  • Authority and poise, and an ability to manage relationships with junior and senior stakeholders within and outside the business
  • Strong written, oral and presentation skills
  • Track record of achievement in professional, academic and/or extracurricular activities


What you’ll need 

  • BA/BS/LLB from a top university in the UK or other relevant law degree
  • English qualified solicitor, with at least 5 years experience at a top firm, in-house or at a regulatory authority.
  • Experience in the regulatory matters, and ideally experience working at an applicable regulatory authority and / or in financial services / securities.
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory and securities related matters (a corporate law background is a plus) 
  • Experience in the drafting and negotiating client-facing commercial contracts 
  • Skillset to build, manage and lead a team


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