In House Counsel

London (Central), London (Greater)
Highly competitive compensation + benefits
18 Jun 2017
30 Jun 2017
Job Title
In House Counsel
Contract Type
Full Time


Our client, a reputable global investment bank is seeking a 2-6 PQE Derivatives Lawyer to join their team.


This In House Counsel / Lawyer role sits in the structured products team and you will be reporting directly to the Head of Legal, Derivatives. As a Lawyer, you will get the opportunity to assist the front office groups with transactions from conception to execution. This role will be dynamic and challenging and include a variety of work.  

The Lawyer / Legal Counsel will be involved with: 

  • Transaction Management and advisory on all phases of funded credit linked derivatives (in particular credit linked notes) and repackaging transactions.
  • Drafting, review and negotiating legal documents for standard and bespoke credit linked structures and repackaging transactions using SPVs in different jurisdictions.
  • Supporting EMC and prior separation of the trading floors Credit Trading
  • Drafting and review Secondary loan transfer documentation for credit trading teams.
  • Advising on current and upcoming regulations (e.g. MiFID II, EMIR etc.) to ensure the transactions are fully compliant

CANDIDATE Lawyer / Legal Counsel 

  • The ideal candidate will have 2 -6+* PQE Derivatives Lawyer within a Financial Services organisation or private practice firm
  • Experience working on credit linked derivatives and repackaging transactions and the legal documentation for those transactions
  • Good working knowledge of regulations governing derivatives transactions e.g.MiFID II and EMIR

*Candidates outside of this bracket will be considered if they are able to demonstrate the prerequisite experience required.