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Equity Derivatives Lawyer, VP / Director

London, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Equity Derivatives Lawyer

Line of Business: Legal

Corporate Title: VP or Director

Counsel Title: Assistant General Counsel

Location: London, UK

One of the world’s leading financial institutions, we have 57 million customers ranging from individuals to businesses to governments and we are committed to growing responsibly. We’ve been building meaningful connections in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for 90 years, and you’ll find our 200,000-strong workforce in more than 35 countries worldwide.

Here in our London office we are looking to recruit an Equities Derivatives Lawyer to join our Equities Legal team with particular focus on the Bank’s Equities Synthetics and Securities Lending (“ESSL”) line of business (covering equity swaps/ delta one derivative products). These are key development areas for Equities and the legal team have a close working relationship with them, advising on transaction execution, product development, platform change and regulatory and legislative change.


  • Providing legal support relating to the negotiation of equity swap and synthetic prime brokerage documentation
  • Assisting with matters relating to synthetic direct market access and other electronic trading platforms used in connection with the ESSL line of business
  • Review and negotiation of collateral arrangements including third party security arrangements and bespoke margining arrangements
  • Creation and maintenance of product templates, guidelines and legal documentation summaries
  • Involvement in review of the ongoing regulatory development impacting relevant products and services
  • Liaising with external counsel in various jurisdictions to obtain quality advice in relation to product related and regulatory compliance matters
  • Advise on development of new products, structures and platform developments
  • Close engagement with the line of business, equivalent internal legal coverage in other regions and other key partners (Compliance, Tax, Risk, and Credit)

Core skills:

  • Fully qualified lawyer
  • Experience of investment banking (preferably markets businesses) either through private practice advisory work, secondment or in-house legal department
  • Experience of legal advisory work on ISDA Definitions and OTC derivatives
  • Some experience of collateral and security arrangements
  • Transactional and deal experience
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Proactive and able to manage competing priorities/tight deadlines

We offer a competitive Salary and Benefits package. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

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We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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