EMEA Employment Counsel, Vice President
Who we are looking for
This employment lawyer will join a busy global human resources legal team supporting matters in EMEA and, to a lesser extent, APAC (Asia Pacific), and will advise on a broad spectrum of legal, governance and regulatory issues. Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. To make that happen we need teams like yours to help navigate employees and the organization as a whole. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best.
Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for. What you will be responsible for
As EMEA Employment Counsel you will
What we value
- Provide specialist employment law advice across all EMEA jurisdictions on:
- terms & conditions of employment
- redundancies and restructurings
- post-employment restrictive covenants, protection of confidential information and trade secrets
- employee discipline, discharge, performance improvement and other employee relations matters
- employment litigation and disputes
- employer obligations under discrimination, wage, hour and leave laws
- Provide remuneration regulations advice in consultation with local regulatory lawyers
- Review corporate policies and procedures to ensure that they meet local legal and regulatory requirements
- Collaborate with and seek input from lawyers in the UK and across our other jurisdictions
- Support other human resources and corporate citizenship projects as appropriate
These skills will help you succeed in this role
Education & Preferred Qualifications
- A collaborative working approach, able to build networks and work effectively on multi-stakeholder projects and to integrate different cultural perspectives
- Self-starter, able to work independently, seeking support when needed and to juggle competing priorities
- Sufficient gravitas and credibility to be able to engage with senior stakeholders autonomously
- Able to effectively instruct and manage outside legal counsel, including their costs
- Able to communicate legal advice on complex issues clearly and concisely
About State Street What we do.
- Solicitor qualified in England and Wales with a current practising certificate
- At least 10 years post-qualification experience preferred
- Regulatory experience (in addition to core employment law expertise) or experience at a large international law firm or financial services organisation preferred
- Experience of working on cross-border projects or transactions
State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients. Work, Live and Grow.
We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential. Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility.
We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers