Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP City of London, London, UK
21 Mar, 2019
Fixed Term Contract
Capital Markets Team The Capital Markets team at Norton Rose Fulbright enjoys an excellent reputation driven by outstanding expertise in structuring complex financings. We act for financial institutions on a wide range of capital markets financing work including structured finance, debt capital markets, derivatives and securitisation. This team is made up of three distinct but connected practice areas: debt capital markets, derivatives and securitisation. The Role You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of complex transactions from termsheet stage through to post-closing. This is a busy transactional department and presents the perfect opportunity to gain some excellent legal experience at one of the most highly regarded firm in the City. Key aspects of the role are: * Reviewing and commenting on draft documents * Collating comments received on documents, assisting in amending documents and proof reading * Matter management * Completing client due diligence checklists * Assisting with closings (preparation of execution versions, managing closing processes) * Conducting discrete research assignments Skills and Experience Required * Evidence of previous paralegal experience, ideally gained within a City law firm * Must have LLB law (or non-law degree) and either passed the CPE, LPC, BVC, LLM or equivalent * High levels of computer literacy and competence * Proven forward planning skills and the ability to manage own workload and prioritise workloads effectively * Research skills, particularly internet research * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Flexibility and a flexible approach to working hours * Excellent personal presentation, articulate and professional * Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn * Ability to take responsibility * Ability to deal with people at all levels * Good attention to detail and problem solver * Excellent attention to detail
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP City of London, London, UK
08 Feb, 2019
Permanent
Background   The delivery of high end legal services is becoming more complex and sophisticated. This is being driven by new ways of structuring teams, the use of new disciplines like legal project management and the use of new technology. Within Norton Rose Fulbright, these changes are being introduced as part of the NRF Transform Program.  Historically, law firm Partners were expected to be experts both in their field of law, and the optimal “delivery” of legal services. The changes summarised above mean this is no longer always possible. At the same time it is becoming more important. In winning work and adding value, how we can deliver services is now increasingly as important as the content of our legal expertise. The Role   We are looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager to join our growing LPM capability.  The LPM function is being drawn into a central team in order to provide better support for client engagements, scoping for commercial proposals, framework development and LPM tool support.  The role will be engaged on specific engagements as well as provide internal style consultancy advice across the EMEA business.  This role reports directly to the Head of Legal Project Manager and forms part of the wider NRF Transform team which comprises: pricing, resource management, technology, LPM and client engagement.  The main focus of the team is to support the partners in setting up and managing the delivery of their transactions as well as providing strategic input at a client level. The role is both business and client facing and will therefore require frequent contact with key stakeholders, senior colleagues and clients.  This role provides a great opportunity to drive change in the delivery of our legal services, work alongside our process and technology experts, and develop new and better ways of working. The detailed responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Assisting lawyers in developing scope, budgets, process maps and transaction delivery plans for new and existing legal matters Developing client and matter specific documentation and reports Consolidating and analyzing financial reporting and project metrics Monitoring and tracking legal team activities and providing on-going updates to ensure that legal mandates meet Firm standards and exceed client expectations Identifying, managing and mitigating risks on legal matters Implementing and managing portfolio client and matter specific internal and external reporting Liaising with clients, lawyers, the NRF Transform team and other business support professionals to deliver matters on time and within budget Assisting on other special projects as needed    Skills and Experience Required   Educated to a degree level LPM experience preferable, alternatively expertise working in a similar capacity in a professional services firm or as a practicing lawyer or paralegal PRINCE2, APM, Six Sigma, certification or comparable experience is desirable Advanced MS Excel, good analytical skills and the ability to manipulate and work with large amounts of data Visio knowledge a plus Ability to learn new applications quickly Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail Ability to build relationships with and influence senior stakeholders - comfortable working with and leading teams of partners, associates and other legal personnel Ability to explain complex financial information to non-finance personnel Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively in a fast paced environment A self-starter and have the ability to multi-task – proven forward planning skills and the ability to manage and prioritise workloads effectively High level of attention to detail and problem solver with a methodical and positive approach to resolving issues Positive, committed and prepared to use initiative and learn Ability to demonstrate interest and concern to meet the needs of internal and external clients
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP City of London, London, UK
08 Feb, 2019
Permanent
The Team   We are looking for a senior solicitor/lawyer with considerable economic sanctions experience to join the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (NRFLLP) Compliance Team, based in London.  The Compliance Team is run by a Head of Compliance who is assisted by senior compliance lawyers and managers, compliance associates, and compliance officers in three regions: London, the Middle East and Asia.  NRFLLP is required to comply with all relevant laws and professional obligations in every office. Failure to comply can be a breach of professional standards rules or a criminal, or in some cases civil, offence. The Compliance Team is responsible for overseeing compliance with those rules in order to avoid penalties and damage to our reputation.   The Role   The role will report to the firm’s Head of Compliance.  While the majority of the work will be internally focused, there is the possibility of being involved with client facing work.  Some international travel may also be required.  This is a dynamic and varied role in a supportive and friendly global team. It involves engaging directly with the Practice daily, as a senior trusted advisor, on issues relating to sanctions and other financial crime risks, including the following (non-exhaustive) list:   Evaluate and advise on regulatory and sanctions risks presented by the firm’s new and existing business. Provide senior level advice to partners and senior management on sanctions issues. Undertake complex risk decisions relating to sanctions, in particular whether new business should be accepted by the firm. Supervising and mentoring a team of sanctions lawyers and compliance officers and being responsible for their development. Work closely with the client facing sanctions specialists at Norton Rose Fulbright and stay abreast of international sanctions developments affecting Norton Rose Fulbright’s business. Management and development of systems, procedures and internal knowledge resources in relation to sanctions. Advise on and manage submission of reports to OFSI and other regulators. Evaluate and advise on other related financial crime and reputational risk issues presented by new clients and matters, e.g. higher risk jurisdictions, opaque ownership, source and flow of funds, allegations of criminal conduct relating to shareholders or beneficial owners etc. Liaise with specialist information providers including the commissioning of investigative reports. Play a key role in the continuing development and management of the firm’s global reputational risk processes. Provide ad hoc advice on a day to day basis on Financial Crime risks to the firm and the firm’s MLRO. Contributing to the promotion of a risk management culture throughout the firm     Skills and Experience Required   Qualified Solicitor, REL, RFL, or qualified Barrister or Solicitor in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or the United States, with at least 8 years qualified experience in an international law firm or in-house in a regulatory/general counsel area. Ability to analyse highly complex legal issues. Strong relevant experience of advising on sanctions laws and issues, particularly in relation to Russia and Iran. Fully conversant with English professional conduct requirements. Strong initiative. Anticipates needs of clients, partners, Heads of Compliance and proactively looks at ways to deliver effectively and efficiently and adding value wherever possible. Analytical thinker, with strong communication skills and ability to articulate arguments clearly and succinctly. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong influencing skills to work successfully and confidently across the partnership, senior management and firm, in a culturally sensitive manner. Experienced in using own judgment and exercising risk-based judgement calls on a daily basis. Able to prioritise effectively. Highly motivated and flexible in approach to work based on business and client demands. Lateral thinker able to overcome obstacles under time pressure and able to balance the firm’s legal obligations with its business needs. Discreet and professional approach given confidentiality of information.   
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
08 Feb, 2019
Permanent
The Team We are looking for an experienced Compliance Lawyer or Compliance Manager to join the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (NRFLLP) Compliance Team, based in Newcastle. The Compliance Team is overseen by a Compliance Partner who is assisted by two regional Heads of Compliance, a Head of AML, Compliance Counsel/Associates/Managers, and Compliance Officers in three regions: London, the Middle East and Asia.   NRFLLP is required to comply with relevant laws and professional obligations across many jurisdictions. The Compliance Team is responsible for advising on and overseeing compliance with such laws and regulations. The Role The role has a team of Compliance Officers as direct reports (currently focusing primarily on conflicts analysis, resolution and related policy work), so it is essential that the role holder has relevant experience of conflicts resolution at a high level, can appropriately mentor and supervise the work of more junior staff, make appropriate decisions and is competent as a manager and senior adviser to the partnership.  While the majority of your work will be internally focused, there is the possibility of being involved with client facing work and other compliance issues. You may also be required to be part of a roster providing support to a later shift covered for the business by Officers Monday to Friday (2pm to 10pm shift). Some international travel may also be required.  The role currently reports into the Head of Compliance for UK, Europe and Brazil and Head of Compliance Systems and Controls and liaises frequently with the Compliance and Risk Partners, Compliance Counsel and Compliance Associates/Managers.   The primary focus of this role will be conflicts resolution and related policy work, including: Advising partners, fee earners and the Compliance Team on potential conflicts of interests, confidentiality and disclosure issues. Managing a team of compliance officers and senior officers, dealing with escalations on conflicts and risk issues. Liaising with and assisting the Compliance Teams at Norton Rose Fulbright Member Firms in Australia, Canada, USA and South Africa in conjunction with potential conflicts. Assisting the Heads of Compliance and Compliance Counsel in managing conflict and other business acceptance and regulatory issues including directorships and trusteeships, client relationship letters, arbitral appointments, other risk management and other compliance queries. Help partners and fee earners to understand their duties under the SRA Code of Conduct, Economic Sanctions laws/regulations, Market Abuse Regulation, External Appointments, other applicable laws/regulations and NRFLLP’s risk management policies Producing monthly risk reports for senior management in conjunction with others. Proactively assisting with and delivering wider compliance projects, including the review of NRFLLP policies, procedures and practice notes. Promoting the Newcastle Compliance team to the senior members of the Newcastle Hub (“Hub”), ensuring proper integration and adherence of working practices within the Hub. Providing regular performance feedback and training, mentoring and development to the Newcastle Compliance team.  Other tasks that you may be required to assist with: Reviewing documentation provided by potential clients in order to ensure compliance with Money Laundering Regulations and local AML/CTF laws; advising fee-earners on relevant requirements. Assisting fee-earners with their obligations under the Bribery Act, including policy on accepting or giving gifts. Understanding and advising fee earners on the implications and effect of economic sanctions. Monitoring the development of compliance obligations world-wide. Auditing fee-earner files in conjunction with the Head of Compliance. Monitoring and managing insider information and managing the dealing database. Reviewing and updating the Firm’s risk management policies and procedures, Best Practice  Skills and Experience Required Be highly intelligent and have excellent commercial judgement. Analytical thinker; with strong communication skills with experience of operating in a multi-cultural environment. Have sufficient influencing skills to work successfully & confidently at all levels including with senior management and partners. Ability to work in a dynamic and open-plan working environment. Be sufficiently confident to exercise risk-based judgement calls on a daily basis. Preferably be a qualified solicitor, REL or RFL, or qualified in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or the United States and/or have a minimum of 5 years’ experience taking decisions on and resolving conflicts in a similar international legal practice. Experienced in leading a successful team with an ability to effectively operating an integrated satellite team across a global firm. Experience in training and mentoring staff, with a proven record of motivating staff to achieve results. Ability to operate under pressure, managing a range of queries across a wide variety of topics and at the same time managing your own caseload. Good awareness of English professional conduct requirements and experience of applying English conflicts rules and laws.  Working knowledge of US conflicts rules is desirable.
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP City of London, London, UK
06 Feb, 2019
Fixed Term Contract
The Team The successful candidate will work as part of a highly motivated secretarial team to provide professional, proactive, high level secretarial support to an allocated group of fee earners and to the wider fee earning team. This will include Business Development and Event support when required.  Our Pensions team is based in London. The Role   To format, number and present documents in Norton Rose Fulbright house style To proof read all work, checking for spelling and grammar To be a user of key software packages, (i.e. Word/PowerPoint/Excel) and take responsibility for any training (e.g. MOS) to improve relevant skills needed to meet the needs of the business To proactively work with the fee earners to ensure relevant documentation is produced to meet clients’ expectations and deadlines To produce PowerPoint and other presentations and marketing materials to a high standard in Norton Rose Fulbright house style Extensive use of InterAction particularly managing marketing lists, adding contacts to marketing lists, editing fields, searching lists and exporting data to excel To use Condeco to check meeting room availability To set-up and manage training sessions and programmes (both internal and external sessions) using the Learning Management System (LMS) including recording attendance To add our monthly updates and briefings to our website via Rhythmyx, and liaise with our Global Service Centre (GSC) to send these out to clients via VutureVX General Approach To show a positive approach and interest in the work that your fee earners are undertaking Show initiative when responding to queries and actively try to seek solutions to problems and communicate any updates with the secretarial team and fee earners when required To deal sensitively with a global client base for whom English is frequently not the first language To support your fee earners when clients are demanding the work product to be delivered To support and build working relationships with your own fee earners as well as other members of the team and to actively work for the interests of the whole team To support and build working relationships with your colleagues in the secretarial team and to actively get involved in working activities within the team Professional Skills To manage a varied workload, balancing different demands and deadlines whilst being able to use initiative on a daily basis To immediately clarify instructions from fee earners should they be unclear or if deadlines are not made explicit To respond to internal and external telephone enquiries politely and professionally and take accurate telephone messages (name/number/company), passing them on to the relevant fee earners To support other members of the secretarial team and to provide cover as and when necessary to ensure that work is completed to a high standard and meets the required deadlines To provide full support to fee earners in the full range of activities that are performed and to carry out any other duties as reasonably requested Skills and Experience Required  English Language GCSE or equivalent Secretarial qualifications/ILEX secretarial certificate/diploma qualification desirable but not essential Track record of working for a large City or international law firm Accurate and computer literate Ability to use initiative and problem solve Organised with an ability to meet deadlines Pro-active and positive with an ability to build working relationships Strong communication skills Ability to work as part of a team Confident and professional with an ability to use own judgement Flexible with an ability to work outside core hours if required
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP City of London, London, UK
06 Feb, 2019
Permanent
The Team The successful candidate will work as part of a highly motivated secretarial team to provide professional, proactive, high level secretarial and PA support to two Antitrust and Competition partners and an allocated group of fee earners within the wider fee earning team.  The successful candidate will also provide support on day-to-day marketing and business development activity for the EMEA Head of Business Development for Dispute Resolution. Antitrust and Competition has specialist competition practices globally and forms part of the Dispute Resolution team.  The group’s work includes a broad range of competition and antitrust matters, and in London we advise on both UK and EU law. The Role The role will appeal to candidates who are effective multitaskers and enjoy working across a variety of teams and international offices.  The successful candidate is expected to display strong organisational and administrative skills and be able to calmly manage multiple deadlines.  You will work as part of a highly motivated secretarial team to provide a professional, proactive, flexible and high level service. This is a varied and interesting role which covers both legal secretarial responsibilities and business development support, along with forming part of the wider Antitrust and Competition secretarial team. Administrative and other skills Efficiently scheduling and managing all elements of meetings using Outlook and proactively managing potential clashes Proactively seeking out and dealing with any necessary paperwork for meetings Organising travel and preparing full door-to-door travel itineraries as requested by your team Email management where required by your team, to include email filing Answering calls and handling queries in a professional and timely manner Producing and amending correspondence and documentation following house style with speed and accuracy Managing, reviewing and maintaining filing and office systems To proactively seek client information/business cards and updates in order to maintain and update client and other relevant contact details on CMS/InterAction database To process all forms including matter opening forms, expense claims, payment requisition forms, returned advances, allocating to appropriate budgets To organise trainee training for antitrust and competition using the LMS system (training will be provided) To provide full support to the Secretarial Co-ordinator and wider secretarial team in a full range of activities that are performed and carry out any other duties as reasonably requested Technical Ability To be a user of key software packages, (i.e. Word/PowerPoint/Excel) and take responsibility for any training (e.g. MOS) to improve relevant skills needed to meet the needs of the business To proactively work with the fee earners to ensure legal documentation along with marketing documents (i.e. Bids/Briefings) is produced to meet clients’ expectations and deadlines Takes responsibility for ensuring technical skills meet the requirements of the team To demonstrate excellent written communication skills, sufficiently developed to draft non-routine correspondence and emails, as instructed by fee earners Campaigns and Client Development Assisting with dispute resolution business development campaigns and other projects, which use the full marketing mix to raise and maintain awareness of our dispute resolution expertise. Recent initiatives include thought leadership materials and hosting of large client facing events at our offices. Activities will include: Working alongside the EMEA Head of Business Development for Dispute Resolution and the design team to create marketing materials (i.e invitations, notifications to clients and internal advertising, social media updates) Co-ordinating logistics when campaign is launching (i.e updating the intranet and internet web pages, e-promotion, social media, webinar– advising participating partners on the use of software, co-ordinating back end logistics during live webinars) Co-ordinating events including support on all invitation arrangements, maintaining and updating of relevant external and internal mailing lists, assisting with the event on the day and dealing with any practical issues that may arise Supporting on bids, panel pitches and other client development presentations co-ordinating international contributions to opportunities (such as CVs, team details, experience, etc), collating comments on global documents and brochures, ensuring adherence to visual identity; maintaining library of relevant bid content in collaboration with central strategic bids team Document management and Business Development operations/ systems Working with our Global Service Centre which provides BD support from Manila Co-ordinating contributions and input into business development systems including InterAction (CRM), Experience Management, bids and CV databases for supporting initiatives such as direct mail, events, bids, key client and target programmes, experience statement compilation and legal directory submission Miscellaneous Assist with the running of the Dispute Resolution Business Development, including setting up meetings and production of agenda for the meetings, slide production and circulating follow-up Monitoring marketing budgets and ensuring payment of marketing invoices / recharges and amendments are made as necessary (and follow up activity) General Approach To show a positive approach and interest in the work that your fee earners are undertaking To support your fee earners when clients are demanding the work product to be delivered in a short time frame To support and build working relationships with your own fee earners as well as other members of the team and to actively work for the interests of the whole team Exercises confidentiality, discretion and personal sensitivity in all aspects of role Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in relation to confidential client and/or team matters Professional Skills To manage a varied work load, balancing different demands and deadlines Organised with an ability to meet deadlines To provide full support to fee earners in the full range of activities that are performed and to carry out any other duties as reasonably requested Ensures that there is sufficient telephone cover through the day to ensure that at least 90% of redirected calls are personally answered Strong communication skills and telephone techniques To respond to internal and external telephone enquiries politely and professionally and take accurate telephone messages (name/number/company), passing them on to the relevant fee earners etc To support other members of the secretarial team and to provide cover as and when necessary to ensure that work is completed to a high standard and meets the required deadlines. Immediately clarifies instructions from fee earners should they be unclear or if deadlines are not made explicit Skills and Experience Required Secretarial qualifications/ILEX secretarial certificate/diploma qualification English Language GCSE or equivalent Relevant marketing and organisational experience, and email marketing/CRM experience prefereable  Excellent oral and written communication skills Track record of working for a large City or international firm in a highly pressurised global environment Proficient user of key software packages and ideally experience of InterAction, Webinar software and email marketing software - i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook and take responsibility for any training needs to improve relevant skills Experience of diary management and researching and booking of travel and accommodation Strong attention to detail Ability to work under pressure Ability to use initiative/problem solve Pro-active and positive with an ability to build working relationships Flexible with an ability to work outside core hours if required Significant relevant marketing and organisational experience Demonstrate experience in an administrative/PA role in a highly pressurised environment Ability to act tactfully, with judgment and discretion in handling internal and external contacts Understands the need and has ability to manage expectations Team player, proactive, confident Strong time management and prioritisation skills with an ability to multi-task and organise others Demonstrates a positive approach and interest in the work of the practice Flexible approach in order to assist the wider team and/or to meet document or client deadlines Ability to filter information, assess priorities and meet tight deadlines Excellent client care skills Excellent organisational and administrative skills
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP City of London, London, UK
06 Feb, 2019
Permanent
The Team The Norton Rose Fulbright Global Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice is one of the largest in the world. The successful candidate will work as part of a highly motivated secretarial team to provide professional, proactive, high level secretarial and PA support to a disputes partner and an allocated group of fee earners within the wider fee earning team.  The Role Technical Ability To produce and amend documents with speed and accuracy including the ability to process electronic dictation. To format, paginate, number and present documents in the format required, To proof read all work, checking for spelling and grammar, To be a user of key software packages, (i.e. Word/PowerPoint/Excel) and take responsibility for any training , to improve relevant skills needed to meet the needs of the business, To proactively work with the fee earners to ensure relevant documentation is produced to meet clients’ expectations and deadlines, To produce power point and other presentations and marketing materials Administrative and other Skills File management, Manage diaries of allocated fee earners in Microsoft Outlook to include: Making appointments, Arranging meetings/conferences, Sending and responding to invites, Booking restaurants, taxis etc, To prepare papers for meetings and deal with any necessary paperwork etc. following meetings attended by fee earners, This particular role requires a high level of expertise in making and amending global travel arrangements as requested by the fee earner to include: Preparing itinerary, Booking hotels, Booking flights, Arranging cash/currency/visa/passport etc Process expense claims, payment requisition forms, returned advances, To maintain and update client and other relevant contact details on CMS/Connect database, To process all forms including new client form, new matter form, money laundering form etc, To make sure that all electronic filing and paper-based filing is up to date and maintained at regular intervals, To assist in the production of pitches speeches and other marketing materials, To assist in bundling and other hearing preparations, To keep billing files up to date, To carry out photocopying and scanning as required. General Approach To deal sensitively and efficiently with a global client base for whom English is frequently not the first language To show a positive approach and interest in the work that your fee earners are undertaking, Show initiative when responding to queries and actively try to seek solutions to problems, To support your fee earners when clients are demanding the work product to be delivered in a short time frame, To support and build working relationships with your own fee earners as well as other members of the team and to actively work for the interests of the whole team, To support and build working relationships with your colleagues in the secretarial team and to actively get involved in working activities within the team Professional Skills To manage a varied work load, balancing different demands and deadlines,., To provide full support to fee earners in the full range of activities that are performed and to carry out any other duties as reasonably requested, To respond to internal and external telephone enquiries politely and professionally and take accurate telephone messages (name/number/company), passing them on to the relevant fee earners etc, To support other members of the secretarial team and to provide cover as and when necessary to ensure that work is completed to a high standard and meets the required deadlines. Skills and Experience Required English Language GCSE or equivalent Secretarial qualifications/ILEX secretarial certificate/diploma qualification Track record of working for a large City or international law firm experience in disputes work, preferably including both arbitration and litigation Accurate and computer literate Ability to use initiative/problem solve Organised with an ability to meet deadlines Pro-active and positive with an ability to build working relationships Strong communication skills and telephone techniques Ability to work as part of a team Confident and professional with an ability to use own judgment Flexible with an ability to work outside core hours if required