LSEG Head of Employment, Senior Director in London, United Kingdom
LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a commitment to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It’s how we’ve contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years.
Through a comprehensive suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services – and our open-access model – we provide the flexibility, stability and trust that enable our customers to pursue their ambitions with confidence and clarity.
LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.
We are looking for an experienced UK-qualified employment counsel to lead employment legal matters for LSEG by providing advice and counsel to LSEG’s Employee Relations and HR community globally.
Advise internal clients and, where relevant, act as escalation point for ER on full range of employment-related issues including, but not limited to, recruitment, diversity, compensation and remuneration, employee classification, discipline, absence management, performance management, grievances, harassment & bullying, discrimination, breach of contract and Code of Conduct claims, and internal investigations.
Draft, review and update employment documentation including employment agreements and settlement agreements.
Advise on employment policies and monitor changes in legislation, regulation and guidelines, in order to remain compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, including providing training and case law updates to ER/HR and other business units, as appropriate.
Advise ER on requests from, and interactions with, Employee Forums, Trade Unions, and Works Councils, including review of any shared materials and communications.
Advise on Senior Managers and Certification Regime.
Collaborate closely with Data Privacy related to data protection compliance and risk management, including responding to DSARs and data loss prevention.
Lead litigation/claims, including selection and oversight of external counsel, advise on risk management strategy including settlement negotiations, supporting witnesses and business managers through the process.
Advise on issues related to workforce change, including TUPE, redundancy programmes and employee exits, including drafting complex termination letters / notices, executive settlement agreements and negotiating with employees’ lawyers.
Provide support for M&A transactions, outsourcing and other commercial transactions.
Manage a small team of employment lawyers and drive the overall provision of employment legal support across LSEG, including through external counsel and partnership with ER and other lawyers within LSEG.
Skills and Experience
6+ years post qualification experience within the UK.
Both in-house and law firm experience preferred.
Detailed legal and regulatory knowledge and expertise of employment law.
Working knowledge of share schemes and pensions desirable.
Experience of providing expert legal advice and counsel to stakeholders on a wide range of legal and policy issues.
Ability to think strategically and creatively in order to identify and resolve legal issues
High level of integrity and professionalism.
Highly-developed organizational skills; ability to prioritize and detail-oriented.
Experience of working globally with cultural sensitivity.
People are at the heart of what we do and drive the success of our business. Our culture of connecting, creating opportunity and delivering excellence shape how we think, how we do things and how we help our people fulfil their potential.
At LSEG we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. We break down barriers and encourage collaboration, enabling innovation and rapid development of solutions that make a difference. Our workplace generates an enriching and rewarding experience for our people and customers alike. Our vision is to build an inclusive culture in which everyone feels driven to reach their potential.
We know that real personal growth cannot be achieved by simply climbing a career ladder – which is why we encourage and enable a wealth of avenues and interesting opportunities for everyone to broaden and deepen their skills and expertise.
LSEG are committed to supporting emotional, physical, financial and societal wellbeing. Our tailored benefits are a key part of this commitment and we offer colleagues a range of support from healthcare and retirement planning to paid volunteering days and consumer discounts.
We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please make your recruiter aware, we want to ensure you perform at your best.
As a global organisation spanning 70 countries and one rooted in a culture of growth, opportunity, diversity and innovation, LSEG is a place where everyone can grow, develop and fulfil your potential with purposeful careers.
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