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Company: Cantor Fitzgerald
Job Title:

Senior Legal Counsel, Dispute Resolution

Job Category: General Corporate [ View All General Corporate Jobs ]
Job description:
*Overseeing all aspects of commercial disputes and litigation (including DSARs), tax, regulatory investigations and contentious and non-contentious competition matters. *Dealing with internal stakeholders and clients to ensure smooth handling of a spectrum of relevant matters. *Attending court and other hearings as necessary. *Dealing with regulators or other bodies, as required.

Main purpose of the role:

A lawyer within the commercial legal team dealing with all non-employment disputes and litigation, regulatory investigations and contentious competition issues. The individual will service BGC Partners, Cantor Fitzgerald’s and Newmark EMEA and APAC global wholesale brokerage, investment banking and property businesses and its associated acquisitions/disposals.

This is a visible role with regular interaction with senior management. There is a global dimension to the remit as well as substantial autonomy, ownership and responsibility. The environment is fast paced and the customer base is demanding, therefore the role requires someone able to deal with pressure, who commit to deadlines and who works at a good pace. The contractual hours are 9am to 6pm but these are regarded as minimum working hours.

For an immediate start.

Key responsibilities:

A list of the main duties and expected outcomes of the role:

Overseeing all aspects of commercial disputes and litigation (including DSARs), tax, regulatory investigations and contentious and non-contentious competition matters.
Dealing with internal stakeholders and clients to ensure smooth handling of a spectrum of relevant matters.
Attending court and other hearings as necessary.
Dealing with regulators or other bodies, as required.
Liaising with and taking advice from external counsel and other experts where necessary, along with providing a conduit between the business and external counsel and experts as required.
Reporting back to senior management or business on progress of relevant matters and advising as necessary.
Regular reporting to General Counsel, EMEA & APAC and for Global Litigation Updates.
Dealing with US/UK Finance on global quarterly litigation financial reserves.

Skills / experience required:

English or Commonwealth qualified lawyer with approximately 6-8 years PQE involving litigation and contentious regulatory experience.
Financial Services and data protection experience is advantageous but not essential.
Contentious competition experience is advantageous but not essential.

Systems used:

Usual Microsoft and other systems.
Knowledge and experience of documentation management systems would be useful.

Personal attributes:

The department is aways busy so the candidate should be able to deal with competing demands adeptly as well as building rapport with stakeholders, colleagues and external counsel.

Working effectively:

Self-starter and capable of working independently;
Confident in tackling wide range of issues;
Takes ownership of requirements/issues and ensures they are resolved to meet objectives with agreed timeframes; and
Very organised, disciplined and responsive.

Client focus:

Demonstrates an understanding of clients and their commercial needs.
Ability to work closely and confidently with other departments and external counsel.


Is able to liaise with and give guidance to the business and other departments in a firm, yet polite and effective manner;
Shares knowledge/experience with team;
Strong developed written and verbal communication skills; and
Good reporting skills.

To all recruitment agencies – BGC Partners & affiliates do not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, employees or any other company location. BGC Partners & affiliates are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please contact the Recruitment function for additional details.

Senior Legal Counsel - Dispute Resolution

📁 Legal and Compliance

💼 Financial Services

 22001891


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Company: Cantor Fitzgerald
Employment type: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified
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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): Unspecified
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Post Date: 06/24/2022
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