Interim Legal Counsel

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England, London
£600.00 - £850.00 per day
16 May 2024
13 Jun 2024
JN -052024-374940
Rosey Charlton-Shafier
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Banking, Financial Services
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client, a large financial services company, is looking for an Interim Legal Counsel to join their team on a 3 month contract. You must have Derivatives, Brokerage, FX, and Sec Finance experience and be available immediately.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiating key capital markets contracts, including on boarding documentation and product-specific agreements such as terms of business, brokerage documentation, transition management agreements, ISDA Master Agreements and Credit Support Annexes, Currency Management Agreements, Pricing Agreements, and standing instructions.
  • Assisting with other capital markets areas such as securities lending documentation (GMSLAs, Securities Lending Authorisation Agreements, GMRAs, netting opinions, etc.) and other ad hoc contracts like NDAs.
  • Advising the business and compliance teams on regulatory matters such as MiFID and EMIR obligations, transaction reporting, margin rules, and cross-border licencing issues.
  • Engaging in general project work, including regulatory change projects and new product development.
  • Instructing and liaising with external counsel, as necessary, and reviewing and analysing advice, and opinions from external counsel.
  • Providing guidance on legal and regulatory developments impacting their capital markets business in EMEA.
  • Managing legal risk in alignment with regulatory change, good corporate governance, and operating structures.

Key Skills:

  • 5-10 years+ of working in brokerage and/or derivatives, with a strong knowledge of the regulatory framework for capital markets in the UK and Europe.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard master netting agreements, securities lending documentation, and/or cash equities brokerage documentation.
  • Excellent contract negotiation skills across a range of product types.
  • Flexibility to cover work across different areas of capital markets, such as cash equities trading, FX, and securities lending.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines in a challenging environment.
  • Strong commercial sense and understanding of business needs.
  • Analysis of complex legal issues and the ability to explain outcomes in plain English.

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