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Senior Legal Counsel

Hudson River Trading is a multi-asset class quantitative trading firm.

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Senior Legal Counsel

Hudson River Trading is looking for an experienced Senior Legal Counsel with a strong background in EU and regulatory laws to join our Legal team. This role is based in our Dublin office. 

This role requires extremely close teamwork and collaboration with our Business Development, Risk, and Compliance teams in Ireland and across our global offices. As a strategic partner, you will enhance our understanding of Irish legal and regulatory requirements, and identify and analyze the legal and regulatory impact of our new business initiatives. The ideal candidate has a high threshold for navigating ambiguity and building effective solutions.


  • Analyze and advise on EU laws and regulations impacting investment firms dealing on their own account. This includes CBI regulations, IFR/IFD, and MiFID II
  • Advise on Irish company law, corporate governance, and company secretarial-related matters
  • Advise on entity capital strategies and cross-entity trading related matters
  • Work closely with senior management and Compliance to liaise with the Central Bank of Ireland


  • Bachelor of Laws
  • 7+ years of Post-qualification experience
  • In-depth knowledge of EU regulatory framework impacting investment firms dealing on own account
  • Experience advising on EU laws and regulations applicable to an investment firm dealing on own account
  • Experience working with and negotiating a variety of contracts such as trading, data, and technology agreements is a plus


Hudson River Trading (HRT) brings a scientific approach to trading financial products. We have built one of the world's most sophisticated computing environments for research and development. Our researchers are at the forefront of innovation in the world of algorithmic trading.

At HRT we welcome a variety of expertise: mathematics and computer science, physics and engineering, media and tech. We’re a community of self-starters who are motivated by the excitement of being at the cutting edge of automation in every part of our organization—from trading, to business operations, to recruiting and beyond. We value openness and transparency, and celebrate great ideas from HRT veterans and new hires alike. At HRT we’re friends and colleagues – whether we are sharing a meal, playing the latest board game, or writing elegant code. We embrace a culture of togetherness that extends far beyond the walls of our office.

Feel like you belong at HRT? Our goal is to find the best people and bring them together to do great work in a place where everyone is valued. HRT is proud of our diverse staff; we have offices all over the globe and benefit from our varied and unique perspectives. HRT is an equal opportunity employer; so whoever you are we’d love to get to know you.

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