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Attorney Equities Derivatives

London, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Attorney - Equity Derivatives

LOB: Legal  

Corporate Title: up to Assistant General Counsel & Director

Location: London

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an Attorney to join the wider Legal team in the London offices. The structured products business is expanding and expecting to increase trade volumes significantly in 2021/2022. In order to support this high volume of transactions within tight deadlines, a full time replacement lawyer is required to support the business in developing, structuring and documenting securitized derivative transactions.

The team supports the EMEA, US and LatAm businesses who are all targeting new jurisdictions. A replacement lawyer is required to advise on the applicable laws across these jurisdictions in so far as they affect securitised products.

The business is also expanding its third party distribution business and a replacement lawyer is required to advise on product governance rules and draft and negotiate distribution agreements. The business is focused on automation of trade documentation and a replacement lawyer is required to draft templates and test new automation initiatives.

Overview of the Role:

Provide legal support for the following:

  • The Equities, Fixed Income and Commodities businesses in EMEA, US  and LatAm in structuring and documenting securitised derivatives transactions

  • The drafting of legal documentation for note, certificate and warrant transactions linked to equities, fixed income and commodities and for reviewing term sheets for these products pre-trade

  • Advising and assisting the securitised products business on a day to day basis and managing the execution process for all legal and listing documentation required for trades  

  • Reviewing internal policies and procedures in the light of regulation affecting structured products and advising on distribution, confidentiality and similar arrangements

Overview of the Team:

  • EMEA Equities Legal is a team of 31 lawyers led by Mark Skinner, with 30 FTE located in London and 1 FTE in Paris.  Platforms Legal is a sub-set of this team comprised of 7 lawyers, including 4 Directors and 3 VPs.  The Platforms Legal team is a highly collaborative team with a professional working relationship, as demonstrated by the low turnover rate

  • The team works closely with the structured products business, as their trusted advisors who work in partnership with the line of business in furtherance of achieving its goals.

  • Cumulatively the team has a vast amount of experience and are well placed to provide ongoing support and training, with senior members actively identifying development opportunities for more junior team members

  • More broadly, the Global Markets Legal team have an internal mentoring program, connecting senior leaders across the legal department with teammates across all regions.  In addition, the Global Markets Legal team have an external mentoring program with its key magic circle law firms, helping to develop and support diverse lawyers and in furtherance of a creating a legal profession which represents the  diversity of our communities

Core Skills:

  • Advise and assist the securitised products business on a day to day basis.  Candidates need a solid understanding of public offer rules for retail offerings across the EU and knowledge of relevant market practice in this area

  • Manage the execution process for all legal and listing documentation required for trades. The candidate will have previous experience of drafting and negotiating legal documentation for trades issued under structured platforms linked to complex underlyings including equities, fixed income and commodities

  • Have a broad knowledge of relevant financial law and regulation in so far as it affects securitised products - e.g. MIFID II

  • It is essential that candidates have the ability to manage a high volume of transactions within tight deadlines

  • An excellent attention to detail and accuracy in drafting is a key requirement

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. 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.

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.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Job Band:

H4

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

35

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Title: Attorney - Equity Derivatives

LOB: Legal  

Corporate Title: up to Assistant General Counsel & Director

Location: London

A fantastic opportunity has become available for an Attorney to join the wider Legal team in the London offices. The structured products business is expanding and expecting to increase trade volumes significantly in 2021/2022. In order to support this high volume of transactions within tight deadlines, a full time replacement lawyer is required to support the business in developing, structuring and documenting securitized derivative transactions.

The team supports the EMEA, US and LatAm businesses who are all targeting new jurisdictions. A replacement lawyer is required to advise on the applicable laws across these jurisdictions in so far as they affect securitised products.

The business is also expanding its third party distribution business and a replacement lawyer is required to advise on product governance rules and draft and negotiate distribution agreements. The business is focused on automation of trade documentation and a replacement lawyer is required to draft templates and test new automation initiatives.

Overview of the Role:

Provide legal support for the following:

  • The Equities, Fixed Income and Commodities businesses in EMEA, US  and LatAm in structuring and documenting securitised derivatives transactions

  • The drafting of legal documentation for note, certificate and warrant transactions linked to equities, fixed income and commodities and for reviewing term sheets for these products pre-trade

  • Advising and assisting the securitised products business on a day to day basis and managing the execution process for all legal and listing documentation required for trades  

  • Reviewing internal policies and procedures in the light of regulation affecting structured products and advising on distribution, confidentiality and similar arrangements

Overview of the Team:

  • EMEA Equities Legal is a team of 31 lawyers led by Mark Skinner, with 30 FTE located in London and 1 FTE in Paris.  Platforms Legal is a sub-set of this team comprised of 7 lawyers, including 4 Directors and 3 VPs.  The Platforms Legal team is a highly collaborative team with a professional working relationship, as demonstrated by the low turnover rate

  • The team works closely with the structured products business, as their trusted advisors who work in partnership with the line of business in furtherance of achieving its goals.

  • Cumulatively the team has a vast amount of experience and are well placed to provide ongoing support and training, with senior members actively identifying development opportunities for more junior team members

  • More broadly, the Global Markets Legal team have an internal mentoring program, connecting senior leaders across the legal department with teammates across all regions.  In addition, the Global Markets Legal team have an external mentoring program with its key magic circle law firms, helping to develop and support diverse lawyers and in furtherance of a creating a legal profession which represents the  diversity of our communities

Core Skills:

  • Advise and assist the securitised products business on a day to day basis.  Candidates need a solid understanding of public offer rules for retail offerings across the EU and knowledge of relevant market practice in this area

  • Manage the execution process for all legal and listing documentation required for trades. The candidate will have previous experience of drafting and negotiating legal documentation for trades issued under structured platforms linked to complex underlyings including equities, fixed income and commodities

  • Have a broad knowledge of relevant financial law and regulation in so far as it affects securitised products - e.g. MIFID II

  • It is essential that candidates have the ability to manage a high volume of transactions within tight deadlines

  • An excellent attention to detail and accuracy in drafting is a key requirement

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. 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.

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.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. 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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Full time

JR-21037155

Band: H4

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Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Peter Brown

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
2 KING EDWARD ST, London, EC1A 1HQ