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Legal Consultant - Derivatives & Loans

Legal Consultant - Derivatives & Loans

Posted 23 July by McGregor Boyall
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Legal Consultant - Derivatives & Loans


Key Responsibilities:
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for Legal input into the EMEA IBOR Programme across the business under a dual-hat arrangement. The role will include the following key areas of responsibility:
  • Advise on the review and remediation of contracts referencing LIBOR.
  • Advise on new RFRs and transactions adopting these rates
  • Advise on legal and regulatory issues arising as a result of LIBOR transition.
  • Supporting and advising on internal and external communications
  • Identify and advise on legal and regulatory and market developments arising under IBOR transition and the impact on the Firm and international business.
  • Liaising with the EMEA IBOR Programme and other stakeholders and ensuring completion of Legal deliverables to the IBOR Programme.
  • Coordinating with coverage lawyers in EMEA Legal team and international Legal team.
  • Providing updates and briefings for stakeholders including management.

Skills and Experience:
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Qualified as a solicitor with 5+ years PQE with demonstrable experience in regulation, regulatory change.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating OTC, exchange traded and/or structured derivative transactions. Reviewing and negotiating LIBOR amendments to existing derivative agreements is beneficial.
  • Good understanding of standard industry master agreements such as ISDAs, GMRAs and GMSLAs (including ISDA definitional booklets and the ISDA IBOR Protocol).
  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating bilateral, syndicated loans, structured loans and linked loans. Reviewing and negotiating LIBOR amendments to existing loan agreements is beneficial.
  • Good understanding of standard industry agreements such as LMA (requirement) and LSTA (helpful).
  • Good understanding of regulatory framework, primarily EMIR.
  • Stakeholder management.

Personal Requirements:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
  • A pro-active, motivated approach
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Strong decision-making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

Required skills

  • Banking
  • Derivatives
  • Legal
  • Loans
  • Consultant
  • Lawyer

Reference: 43470832

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