Part of Baytree Group

Arbuthnot Yon

Our Expertise

We specialise in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals within the financial services and commerce & industry sectors.

Select your sector below to find out more.


We specialise in placing legal, compliance and company secretarial professionals into financial services sectors on a permanent, interim, contract or project basis. Our experience precedes the global financial crisis.
We therefore recognise that what clients looked for when hiring pre-2007 is vastly different to what they look for and expect in today’s climate.

Market Overview

The financial services sector is a challenging and stimulating environment to work in these days. Whilst the financial landscape evolves in response to increasing regulatory pressures, the role of the in-house professional is also changing.

First and foremost, the in-house lawyer remains the technical legal expert for a business. But as businesses adapt in order to stay ahead, the in-house lawyer is expected to be a ‘regulatory specialist’ as well. In-house counsel is up‑skilling / re‑skilling in the area of regulation, and working much more closely with compliance teams. The overlap between legal and compliance has never been so evident.

The in-house lawyer must also be an effective ‘risk manager’ and ‘solution provider’ in order to keep the business moving forward. Those best equipped to deliver sound and timely legal advice should be acutely commercially aware.  They should have the ability to juggle the competing demands of the business they support, whilst being able to communicate with people at all levels, both internally and externally.

Sectors and Skill Sets

Sector Specialisms

  • Asset Management/Funds
  • Security Services/Custody
  • Private Equity/Family Offices
  • Investment Banking/Corporate Banking
  • Private Banking/Wealth Management
  • FinTechs
  • Trading Platforms/Brokerages
  • Clearing Houses/Exchanges/MTFs

Specific Skill Sets

  • Regulated Funds/UCITS
  • Alternative and Investment Funds
  • Custody/Securities Lending
  • Fund Administration
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets (Debt and Equity)
  • Structured Finance
  • Structured Products/Derivatives
  • Prime Services
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Electronic Trading

Transferable Skill Sets

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • IT/IP
  • Data Protection
  • Employment
  • Real Estate

Role titles


  • General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel
  • Head of Legal & Compliance
  • Head of Legal/Deputy Head of Legal
  • Senior Legal Counsel/Legal Counsel
  • Sole Counsel
  • Transaction Manager/Execution
  • Lawyers – for Front Office/Product Development Teams
  • Lawyers – for Compliance Teams
  • Paralegal/Legal Executive


  • Head/Deputy Head of Compliance
  • Head of Regulation & Policy
  • Compliance Officer
  • Compliance Counsel
  • Compliance Manager
  • Compliance Assistant/Analyst

Company Secretarial

  • Group Company Secretary
  • Deputy Company Secretary
  • Assistant Company Secretary
  • Company Secretarial Assistant

Arbuthnot Yon

Financial Services.

07944 390723 or 07900 692209

Commerce & Industry.

07971 666134