Operations

Legal Counsel (Capital Markets)

£600 - £750 per day

London

Duration:
3 Months
Expiry date:
2024-06-15
Start date:
ASAP
Job type:
Contract
Job ID:
LCCM2

About the role:

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.
  • Advice to the business and compliance teams in respect of regulatory matters such as MiFID and EMIR obligations, transaction reporting, margin rules and cross border licencing issues.
  • General project work, including regulatory change projects and new product development.
  • Instruct and liaise with external counsel, as necessary, and review and analyse advice and opinions from external counsel.
  • Advise on legal and regulatory developments impacting the capital markets business in EMEA.
  • Manage legal risk having regard for, amongst other things, regulatory change, good corporate governance and operating structures.

Skills desired:

  • 5 – 10 years + working in brokerage and/or derivatives, in particular FX derivatives, and 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 would be valued
  • Excellent contract negotiation skills across a range of product types.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience should be flexible enough to help cover off work across the capital markets areas, such as cash equities trading, FX and securities lending, when needed.
  • A self-starter who is able to work independently and the ability to prioritise and work to set deadlines within a challenging environment.
  • Strong commercial/pragmatic sense and understanding of business needs.
  • The ability to analyse complex legal issues and explain outcomes in plain English.

If interested, please apply. Alternatively, email chris.norton@goodmanmasson.com

In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.

Duration:
3 Months
Expiry date:
2024-06-15
Start date:
ASAP
Job Type:
Contract
Job ID:
LCCM2

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