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Assistant Vice President, Equity Derivatives Lawyer, Corporate & Investment Bank Legal, Hong Kong

Job Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
The role is to provide transactional and advisory legal support to the APAC Equity Derivatives Group business as a member of the Asia Markets Legal team. Primary responsibilities include:

 

  • Drafting and negotiating structured derivatives documentation in OTC and securitized format, specifically:
  • The global structured products programme – handling the drafting of trade documentation for the issuance of privately placed unlisted structured products in Asia issued from the in-house global structured products programme; reviewing documentation for structured issuances; handling queries from the Business and other control/support functions in relation to the programme; assisting in the review of term sheets, review of distribution related agreements and trading platform agreements.
  • Access products – handling the drafting of trade documentation for the issuance of listed access products; handling any queries from the Business and other control/support functions in relation to the programme.
  • OTC transactions -.drafting and negotiating term sheets and other related documentation for both exotic and flow OTC equity derivative transactions for both institutional and retail investors; working closely with the Business in relation to structuring of new OTC transactions.
  • Corporate equity derivative transactions – providing legal support on complex and bespoke transactions for corporate investors, including margin loans, total return swaps, equity collar transactions and other strategic derivative transactions
  • Identifying and resolving legal and regulatory issues affecting the Equity Derivatives business in APAC and providing legal advice and oversight with respect to all of the above products.
  • A junior to mid-level lawyer with approximately 3 - 6 years PQE, with experience in documenting, and advising on, structured financial products and OTC derivative products, currently working in an international financial institution or at a leading law firm.
  • possess a good understanding of derivative products with experience in both transactional and advisory work, with good management and execution skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Chinese language skills are advantageous but not essential.
  • Excellent legal drafting skills and an eye for detail.
  • Good understanding of current regulatory environment and its impact on the derivatives business.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • An excellent team player.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with business and other functions.

 

Req #: 160005057
Location: Hong Kong, HK
Job Category: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 20000 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

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