London Legal Full-time

Trainee Associate Counsel

R3 is seeking a Trainee Associate Counsel to join our global in-house Legal and Compliance team. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has interest in the emerging technology/ financial services industry.
The right fit for our team must also thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment that requires resourcefulness, attention to detail, strong commercial awareness, project management skills, superior communication skills and the ability to both adapt quickly and multi-task.
This role will be based in our London office and will report to the Assistant General Counsel. 
If interested, apply including your resume and, if desired, a cover letter.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have exposure to Corporate, Compliance, Commercial and Contentious work. The training will meet the requirements of the SRA Education, Training and Assessment Provider Regulations.
  • Conduct compliance due diligence. Carry out requisite checks and review prospective customers, strategic partners and vendors from a compliance perspective to spot any red flags or information gaps that need to be addressed, prior to contracting.
  • Assist with drafting and updating compliance policies – Help draft and review policies on a routine basis and as maybe needed for addressing updates in legislation, including privacy and data security matters.
  • Conduct research for deals and new legislation – Research and draft explanatory notes on issues a rising as part of commercial deals or areas of legislation applying to R3.
  • Assist with review of contractual documents– Assist with routine review and drafting of standard R3 contracts and ad hoc contractual documents.
  • Assist with collation of responses for tenders and due diligence questionnaires – Gather relevant legal documentation and information to help respond to tender bids being put forward by R3 independently or in collaboration with strategic partners or customers, as well as due diligence questionnaires issued by customer or partners.
  • Support the team on corporate matters – Assist with the review and drafting of documents related to corporate governance, development, insurance and other corporate matters.
  • Assist with other tasks as maybe required by the Legal and Compliance team.

About us

R3 is a leading provider of enterprise technology and services for the development of multi-party solutions that enable direct, digital collaboration in regulated industries where trust is critical.

Our values

Customers first

Customer success is paramount. We build strong relationships and strive to create the best possible experience. Learn why so many of our customers view R3 as a trusted, long-term partner.


We bring together all parts of our ecosystem and give our customers the tools and environment to work together to change their industries.


We have the agility of a small company but the confidence and ambition of the industry-defining trailblazer we aspire to become. As a thought leader, R3 subject matter experts produce compelling analysis and insight into emerging technology.


We demand excellence and take pride in our products and services. We believe the Corda and Conclave platforms will transform the way the world does business.

Our benefits

We offer comprehensive and competitive benefits packages to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees and their loved ones. For a regional breakdown of our company benefits and perks, click here.

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