Private Bank Legal Group – Product Lawyer
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 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, asset and wealth management.
The J.P. Morgan Legal Department seeks a lawyer with a background in structured products and derivatives for the Private Bank Legal Group in EMEA. The role will be based in the London office in Knightsbridge and is an exciting and varied opportunity to provide specialist structured products and derivatives coverage to J.P. Morgan Private Bank across the region but also with exposure to general regulatory matters. The successful candidate will be part of an international legal team and work with colleagues across Europe, the United States and Asia.
You will join a well-established, high calibre and supportive team. Working with other members of the legal team, the business and support functions you will manage legal issues that arise in connection with the structured products and derivatives businesses, including the sale and distribution of equity-linked, fx-linked and fixed income-linked structured products and derivatives to clients who are both professional and retail. The successful candidate will also help manage the relationship of the Private Bank with its clients across the Private Bank’s structured products and derivatives range. The candidate will be a team player, commercially aware and attuned to the needs of a global business, be able to take the initiative and have a collaborative approach to the provision of legal support.
Engage in daily interaction with the J.P. Morgan structuring team and provide general legal advice on the sale and distribution of structured products and derivatives, keeping up to date with new legal and regulatory initiatives affecting the product area;
Review, negotiate, and draft distribution agreements, programme documentation, termsheets, master agreements and confirmations;
Provide legal advice to the ongoing projects of the Private Bank dealing with regulation such as EMIR, Dodd-Frank and MiFID II as they relate to structured products and derivatives.
Advise on the development of policies, procedures and controls for existing structured products and derivatives businesses, new business initiatives and new products, and the Private Bank generally;
Coordinate with, instruct and support J.P. Morgan’s external legal advisers;
Provide legal support to project teams dealing with new regulation, new products and infrastructure; and
Work closely with colleagues in different locations in EMEA and other regions, both business representatives and control functions such as Compliance and Risk Management, where required.
Qualifications, skills and experience
First class drafting and negotiation skills;
Good understanding of/expertise in structured products and/or derivatives and an interest in further developing these skills;
Familiarity with EU laws and the UK regulatory regime applicable to structured products and/or derivatives;
Ability to develop strong relationships with the business and fellow legal and support professionals;
Business aware, proactive, and able to provide practical advice and solutions to meet business needs;
Excellent judgment and decision-making skills;
The ability to prioritise and manage projects effectively; and
Ideally, experience gained within a top law firm and/or in the legal department of a top tier financial institution (preferably a private client or asset management business).
About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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