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Corporate & Investment Bank – Legal - Exotics Derivatives Lawyer - Vice President – London

Job Description

Job Description


An exceptional lawyer in the exotics legal team providing support to a structured derivatives business within a leading US investment bank. The role focuses on structured OTC derivatives and securitised products, predominantly referencing equities, but also referencing funds, commodities, credit, rates and hybrid combinations of these asset classes. The successful candidate will report to the head of the exotics legal team.  The exotics legal team provides coverage for the structured derivatives business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and forms part of the larger investment bank legal team supporting the equities business.  This is a high profile and technically challenging role requiring strong drafting skills and a strong understanding of the legal and commercial aspects of equity and other derivative transactions.


*Core Responsibilities:


Core responsibilities of the role include:


·         Working closely with the business from inception to close of transactions.

·         Liaising with other internal departments (e.g. compliance, credit, tax, middle office and risk).

·         Providing assistance to the business in structuring complex deals.

·         Drafting and negotiating structured OTC derivative confirmations in relation to stand-alone and securitised or fund wrapped deals and working on structured securitised products for institutional and retail clients.

·         Working with the business to draft proprietary index rules and resolve legal issues surrounding the establishment of the indices.

Identifying and resolving legal and regulatory issues affecting the Equity Derivatives business

*Essential Skills/Experience


  • Qualified in England or similar jurisdiction
  • Substantial and long standing experience with ISDA and equity derivatives documentation.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Familiarity with and strong interest in the regulatory and policy framework for ISDA based transactions.
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills.
  • Confident and proactive, with an interest in working closely with the business.
  • Team player.


*Desirable Skills/Experience


  • Experience with multiple asset classes and proprietary indices, secured lending and secured repackaging transactions and related legal and regulatory issues.
  • Familiarity with structured funds and securitised derivatives.
Familiarity with regulatory developments in the derivatives and structured products markets
Req #: 160013946
Location: London, ENG GB
Job Category: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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