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Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory Advisory, Europe and UK

Job Req ID 24745763 Location(s) London, United Kingdom Job Type Hybrid Job Category Legal
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Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel - Regulatory Advisory, Europe and UK (Open)

Are you looking for a career move that will put you at the heart of a global financial institution? Then bring your skills and experience to Citi’s Legal team.

By joining Citi, you will become part of a global organisation whose mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress.

Team Overview

The Regulatory Advisory and Transformation legal group supports Citi business lines, legal entity management teams, Compliance, Government & Public Affairs and Regulatory Engagement teams.  The group provides technical legal advice on banking & financial services regulatory change developments impacting Citi including policy advocacy on proposed banking & financial services regulations, advising on the potential impact of new regulations to Citi business lines and legal entities, regulatory change implementation and regulatory-driven business change projects.

What you’ll do

The Senior Lead Counsel 1 (Regulatory) is a senior level position responsible for serving as subject matter expert and legal advisor to business stakeholders, functional partners, and the Legal Management Committee by providing counsel and thought leadership on all aspects of legal matters related to Regulations. The overall objective of this role is to provide legal support, advice, and guidance across Regulations and Citi Businesses and Functions.

This role requires a pragmatic, proactive attorney with thorough understanding of Regulations, combined with a solid conceptual / practical grounding in the laws and regulations for the geographies in which we operate as it relates to Regulations. Provides input into strategic decisions, exercising sound legal judgement to develop proactive, risk-appropriate, and commercially business-oriented solutions. This is not a manager.

The Regulatory Advisory and Transformation, Europe and UK sub-team requires an experienced financial services regulatory lawyer to advise on certain major regulatory, transformational and business change projects globally impacting on the business.  Responsibilities are expected to evolve over time having regard for regulatory, commercial and technological developments impacting on the business, but initial responsibilities may include:

  • acting as subject-matter expert in the Europe and UK time zones for certain existing global financial services regulatory queries from business lines and product lawyers

  • identifying and advising upon new regulatory developments and horizon scanning that may have impact across business lines and in conjunction with regional and global colleagues supporting business lines on regulatory change implementation;

  • supporting Global Government Affairs, the Regulatory Engagement team and other stakeholders on advocacy initiatives with industry associations and regulators in respect of regulatory developments, including assisting in the development of responses to consultation papers to regulators and policy-makers, attendance at legal-focused industry association working groups and meetings with regulators, in respect of banking and financial services regulation in the EMEA region and globally;

  • providing training and education for management and product lawyers on regulatory developments globally and in the region – this will involve working on presentation materials, providing presentations to Legal colleagues, country counsel and business areas.

What we’ll need from you

  • Banking or financial industry experience, including laws related to banking regulations.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of international laws, regulations and practices while staying abreast of regulatory and legal environment, internal policies and industry trends that impact the business.

  • Effective communication and negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain trusted relationships.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational and relationship management skills.

  • Proven ability to apply sound judgement while managing assignments in a demanding, fast-paced environment.

  • License in good standing to practice law.

What we can offer you

This is a role that will offer you the opportunity to build and develop an in-depth knowledge within Legal and drive your career forward. 

Sounds like Citi has everything you need? Then apply to discover the true extent of your capabilities.

We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.

By joining Citi London, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed), and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as: 

  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure

  • A discretional annual performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Pension Plan

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends

  • Access to an array of learning and development resources

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self every day.  We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Legal - Enterprise


Time Type:

Full time


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