FS Regulatory Associate 3 - 5 PQE


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Financial Services and Competition

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 

With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Financial Services and Competition  team, with the addition of a FS Regulatory Associate 3 - 5 PQE.


The opportunity for you


Taylor Wessing's thriving Financial Services Regulation & FinTech practice is seeking an ambitious and energetic associate to join the group to focus on a range of FinTech regulatory matters.

The firm has a market leading technology practice and impressive technology client base. As a result, much of the work involves advising FinTech and other large technology and e-commerce clients on the implications of regulation in the financial services sector. For example, advising on crypto assets and distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, and new models of payments and e-commerce, as well as regulatory advice on securities and investments. The growth in these areas and client demand mean there is now a need for an additional associate to support the team.  The team also advises extensively on consumer finance and a large amount of banking regulation (e.g. MiFID, EMIR, CRR).

You would also have the opportunity to get involved in other areas such as new product roll-outs, ESG and climate finance, investment structures, Artificial Intelligence and wider financial services advisory matters.

You would be working alongside lawyers with significant expertise in these areas, across both the financial services and technology teams.


Key responsibilities

An opportunity to play a significant role in a leading (and rapidly growing) financial services regulation and FinTech practice.
An opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Demonstrable interest in and exposure to financial services regulatory and/or FinTech matters, preferably in private practice.
First rate technical and analytical skills, evidenced by strong academic credentials.
Candidates will ideally have 3 – 5 PQE level of experience.
Enthusiasm to help develop a leading financial services regulation FinTech offering, across both the financial services, commercial and corporate groups of the firm.
Candidates should be articulate and personable, with excellent client handling skills.



Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 

Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 

Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

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