Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
  • Division:
    IBP Risk & Compliance
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Legal Counsel – Listed Client & Advisory (9787)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Legal Counsel, Listed Clients and Advisory

What will I be doing?

The Listed Client & Advisory businesses specialise in providing advisory and broking services to a range of private companies, listed corporates, investment trusts and financial sponsors. They carry out a wide range of transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions (both public and private) and strategic advice. Our Listed Client Group has an active Corporate Broking franchise, acting as retained corporate brokers for many listed corporates and a Securities business providing sales, trading and research services.

Join this strategically important part of the Bank as our Legal Counsel where you will advise on and manage key legal issues that arise in the operation of an institutional broking business

What are we looking for?

  • UK qualified corporate lawyer with c. 4-6 years' PQE gained in a leading UK law firm. Relevant in-house experience a plus
  • Experience with both ECM and M&A transactions and close familiarity with relevant documentation (including, but not limited to, engagement letters, NDAs, placing and underwriting agreements, comfort letters, cash confirmations, NOMAD agreements, lock-ins, relationship agreements, sub-underwriting letters / placing letters, due diligence and similar)
  • Ability to effectively advise on and manage key legal issues that arise in the operation of an institutional broking business including management, maintenance and negotiation of client terms, research agreements, commercial contracts and drafting of disclaimers
  • Delivery of a client-driven service, ensuring swift and pragmatic resolution of legal issues
  • Ability to develop strong stakeholder relationships and effectively manage external legal counsel on both transaction and relationship level
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate legal concepts to non-lawyers in a clear and concise manner and provide practical, clear and concise commercial advice
  • Commercially minded – good understanding of market practice and the key commercial issues and able to see ‘the big picture'
  • Ability to receive constructive criticism and feedback, and use this to improve skills/practice/behaviours
  • Attention to detail, a business enabler and ‘can do attitude'

As part of our collaborative & agile culture, our working week is 4 days in the office and one day remote.

Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.

Here is a selection of what we offer;


Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance


Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus

Life & Income Protection

Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection


Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme 

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

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If you have any form of disability or neurodivergent need and require further assistance in completing your application, please contact the Careers team at [email protected] who will be happy to assist. 

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Charmaine Bannerman


We commit to ensure that everyone is fairly assessed during our recruitment process.

Let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to complete your application.

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Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance