Legal Counsel & DPO


Milan, IT
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 06/03/2021
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  • Company Address: 90-92 Pentonville Road, London, Greater London N1 9HS, UK

About Moneyfarm

Operator an online wealth management platform intended to grow and protect wealth inexpensively with transparency. The company's platform is used for creating investment portfolios based on investment targets and measure risk taking capacities, managed portfolios, enabling customers to monitor and recommend balancing of investments.

Job Description

We’re a pan-European digital wealth manager with 50,000 active investors (growing fast!) and over £1.2 billion invested on our platform. With 130+ people across 3 offices in Italy and the UK, we’re supported and funded by Poste Italiane, Cabot Square Capital and Allianz.

We started in 2011 in Milan with a simple vision - to help more people improve their financial well-being by making personal investing straightforward and accessible through technology. Fast forward a few years, and we’re known as one of the most innovative fintechs headquartered in the heart of London.


To provide investment solutions and advice to protect and grow client wealth through time.

Our Core Values:

We’ve built our business on three Principles:

- Relationships are our first asset

We’re one team, built on trust, honesty and transparency. We value our relationships above all else.

- Trust drives success

We give each other the space to grow. We empower our employees to succeed, so they can make a real impact.

- Our customers dream big, just like us

We see the bigger picture and we make sure our customers see it, too. We’re always focused on the best outcomes for our clients and for each other, no matter what the goal, or how big the dream.

What this means in practice:

At Moneyfarm, diversity is the foundation of our competitive advantage. We value our employees for who they are – their backgrounds, experiences, talents, knowledge and individual differences. This is what makes us better at what we do. To accommodate our different needs and commitments, we offer flexible working to all. Our individual impact and output is what counts most.


The Role

At Moneyfarm we make investing and saving accessible to everyone in a simple and transparent way. For our clients to have a smooth and excellent experience we ensure all banking operations are fast, reliable and with the user in mind.

There are a number of activities and tasks which facilitate the smooth running of the activities which allow Moneyfarm to be a leader in the sector.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive and robust Legal Counsel who is interested in a broad, challenging and rewarding role and who will contribute by providing legal and regulatory advice to the business globally.

The role requires the ability to work independently from day one and to manage a diverse and complex workload meeting tight deadlines.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Head of Risk & Compliance

The Legal Counsel & DPO more specifically shall:

  • Act as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for both UK & Italy. Ensure that the relevant regulations are implemented in the business in a proportionate way.
  • Ensure that the outsourcing requirements are implemented.
  • Provide guidance and support to various departments within the firm on legal compliance matters.
  • Help structure, draft and negotiate deals/transactions documents and participate in global cross-functional teams to execute transactions
  • Liaising with outside counsels to ensure corporate documents and records are properly maintained;
  • Adapt and adjust job responsibilities to accommodate changing priorities while managing multiple requirements and timelines;
  • Advising on the current regulatory regime in Italy/UK and other jurisdictions, both in the EU and elsewhere, as well as the analysis and implementation of new regulations; and
  • Monitor for new regulatory requirements that may impact the business and funds.


  • Minimum of 3 years of post qualification finance/banking experience with a law firm or in-house legal department or in a compliance role in the asset or wealth management space.
  • Working knowledge of diverse legal areas including, corporate, commercial, data protection, outsourcing and banking (wealth management) law.
  • Understanding of banking/financial services operations and issues.
  • Experience working with MiFID.
  • Proven exposure to deal with UK contracts and common law.
  • Law school degree.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills both in Italian and English language is a must.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • A high degree of professionalism.
  • Desire to learn a variety of aspects of the wealth management business, including operations, administration, distribution and compliance.
  • Must be able to apply legal knowledge to the business.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic; ability to work at a high level in a fast-paced, demanding environment.



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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.