Asia Pacific Legal - Assistant Vice President - Senior Counsel, Fixed Income Markets Asia Pacific Legal - Assistant Vice President -  …

J.P.Morgan
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 08 Sep 19
Competitive
J.P.Morgan
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 08 Sep 19
Competitive
Asia Pacific Legal - Assistant Vice President - Senior Counsel, Fixed Income Markets
Role description


The Fixed Income legal team within CIB Legal in Asia-Pacific ("FI Legal") is responsible for the provision of legal structuring, execution and advisory services in respect of the business in the region. A position in FI Legal exists for a junior lawyer based in Hong Kong to support the business, and working closely with the FI Legal team as well as the wider Markets Legal team.



Responsibilities
  • Providing structuring, documentation, execution management and legal support in respect of structured products linked to fixed income asset classes, including rates-linked, credit-linked, bond-linked or index-linked products.
  • Non-quantitative structuring responsibilities include reviewing potential transactions and developing legal solutions.
  • Pre-trade and post-trade transaction work includes assisting marketers and structurers with legal and regulatory questions.
  • Drafting and reviewing confirmations for non-vanilla OTC fixed income derivatives transactions, liaising with back office with respect to confirmation documentation issues.
  • External representation and participation in external industry committees and working groups.
  • Coordination with local counsel on local law and regulatory issues and working closely with the front office and other functions, including Compliance, Credit, Risk, Tax, Finance, Conflicts and Operations.
  • Monitoring the development and updating of legal know-how in respect of derivatives products and relevant regulations within the region and updating both business and CIB Legal colleagues as regards key developments in the legal and regulatory environment.


Qualifications/Requirements
  • Qualified solicitor from a common law jurisdiction with experience gained at an international law firm or a leading financial institution
  • A robust personality who is capable of working autonomously, as well as part of a cross-disciplinary term.
  • Ideally, candidates to have experience in some of the products to be covered. Candidates with experience in derivatives or issuance of securities more generally, may also be considered for the role.
  • Mandarin and Chinese capabilities will be valued but not essential.

Attorneys must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing or otherwise eligible to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the position is based.

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