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Business Acceptance Lawyer / Advisor

  • Job
    Mid-level & Senior Level
  • Legal
  • London
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  • You must have experience in a top commercial law firm, knowledge of compliance laws, ethical rules, and risk management. High IT skills are a must.
  • You will analyze conflicts, identify risks, provide advice on solutions, conduct due diligence, monitor clients, assess sanctions risks, develop policies, answer queries, provide training, and act as a technical point of escalation.


  • The role will suit qualified and non-qualified candidates with experience in a highly regarded commercial law firm or significant conflicts and/or anti money laundering experience obtained in a risk and compliance department of a reputable international law firm.
  • A sound and broad knowledge of the law is required, with preference given to experience in risk and compliance.
  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of applicable ethical rules and guidelines and related compliance issues applicable to international law firms. Keenness to keep abreast of changes to relevant legislation and guidance.
  • A high level of IT skills is essential and must include familiarity with applications such as Word, Outlook and Excel. Web-based and general research skills essential.


  • Analyse and identify potential conflict and confidential information issues arising from potential and existing matters.
  • Advise on and assist with the implementation of solutions to resolve conflicts and confidentiality issues including, where appropriate, assistance with drafting consent letters and erecting appropriate information barriers.
  • Undertake due diligence and reputational risk assessment on new clients and matters.
  • Undertake ongoing monitoring of existing clients in line with client due diligence policies.
  • Identify and analyse any sanctions risks that may apply to potential and existing clients and matters.
  • Assist with the development, administration, monitoring and maintenance of policies and procedures and ensure conflicts, anti-money laundering, risk and related issues are dealt with consistently across the firm.
  • Answer queries from partners, fee earners and staff at all levels relating to the interpretation of relevant legislation, regulation and firm policies pertaining to conflicts of interest, regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering.
  • Carry out other discrete conflicts, anti-money laundering and compliance research or projects and auditing as necessary.
  • Deliver training on risk issues to the firm and otherwise be an ambassador for the team within the wider firm.
  • Act as a point of technical escalation to the Business Acceptance Analysts.


What does the Business Acceptance team at the firm do?

The Business Acceptance team manages the firm's risk exposure and provides advice on issues related to the selection and clearance of new clients and matters across multiple jurisdictions.

What kind of topics does the team advise on?

The team advises on topics such as conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, due diligence, sanctions, and reputational and commercial risks.

Which department does the Business Acceptance team belong to?

The team is part of the firm's wider Legal Department and operates globally.

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Mission & Purpose

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading national firms. Our commitment and business know-how mean our clients rely on us when it matters most. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has offices in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America and Vietnam.