VP Legal Counsel Equity Derivatives Global Investment Bank London

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
16 Feb 2021
Closes
16 Mar 2021
Ref
24810
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Global Investment Bank seeking a VP Equity Derivatives Legal Counsel to play a key role in providing legal support for the Equity Derivatives business across a range of products from the fundamental to the highly structured. Advising on transactions and on regulatory change and achieving strategic priorities.

The Role

• Providing transactional support on derivatives transactions which includes advising on and drafting documentation for flow and complex structured deals

• Developing and implementing standard forms,  templates and required procedures to minimise legal risks

• Advising on regulatory change and helping implementation of regulatory change projects and programmes to enable strategic development of the business area

• You will be accountable for the management of external counsel including responsibility for legal spend

• You’ll be responsible for delivering updates on relevant legal, regulatory and governance matters to senior management and colleagues within Legal and the front office

• Acting as a strategic partner and advisor to the Equities business on the legal, regulatory and reputational impact of regulatory change and implementation

Candidate Background

• Qualified lawyer with experience of equities transactions or a derivatives background gained in either private practice or in-house

• Detailed knowledge and understanding of the ISDA documentation framework and the regulatory requirements in relation to derivatives

• Experience documenting complex structured derivatives transactions and analysing the legal risks associated with these

Additional Skills

• An understanding of commercial rationale to enable  formulation and execution of strategy

• Creativity and innovative thinking to structure appropriate and sustainable solutions to transactional and regulatory challenges

• Knowledge and experience of implementing financial services regulation

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