Legal Counsel to Nasdaq

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Who We Are Nasdaq is looking for You - a Legal Counsel – to join the Issuer Surveillance Team in Stockholm. This is an opportunity for any lawyer active within the securities market area to become part of the world’s leading exchange company; growing professionally and intellectually while working in a team of experts combined of lawyers and compliance professionals, in a dynamic international environment. 

The Surveillance organization monitors issuers’ and trading participants’ compliance with the Exchange rules and other relevant regulations. As a regulatory function being responsible for enforcement, it is crucial that we possess excellent knowledge and understanding about the regulation and related practices that applies to listed companies and act with the highest integrity. Our fundamental objective is to ensure that the market’s confidence in Nasdaq, our markets and the securities market in general is maintained. 

We handle the application process for all issuers for admittance to trading on our markets and supervise the issuers on-going compliance naturally focused on the disclosure obligations, the Corporate Governance Code, good practice and takeover rules. We are also frequently engaged in rule development projects – internally and externally. 

Your Day Will Include As a Legal Counsel in the Issuer Surveillance Team, you will engage in all of our duties and specifically in legal matters such as conducting investigations regarding suspected rule breaches and preparing matters for referral to Nasdaq Stockholm’s Disciplinary Committee as well as participating in oral hearings at the Disciplinary Committee. You will engage in seminars arranged by Nasdaq on exchange rules and other surveillance related topics. You will regularly meet with issuers and advisors that seek our guidance on regulatory matters. As we monitor compliance in real time it will be required of you to be prepared to take action where needed, contact issuers to request information or initiate suspensions of trading. 

The Best-Suited Candidate In order to be successful, besides having a genuine interest in the financial markets and sharing our view that an efficient regulation is a corner stone of well-functioning markets, we believe that you have: 

  • A LL.M. (Master of Laws) 
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in securities market regulations 
  • Experience in performing legal investigations 
  • Experience in providing regulatory guidance 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently, although close together with team members, and efficiently in an open and service minded manner 
  • Experience from working in cross-cultural and/or cross-department environment 
  • A self-motivated and results-oriented mind set 
  • Proficiency in the Swedish and English language both written and speaking 

As the selection process is ongoing, please submit your application in English as soon as possible. 

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,500 listed companies with a market value of over $9.1 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. 

Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.