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Corporate and Investment Bank – Legal – Capital Markets Lawyer – Vice President

Req #: 180030877
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:

Capital Markets lawyer – VP – based in London


JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


Group Description:

The EMEA Capital Markets Legal Group is part of the EMEA CIB Legal Department in London and supports the Equity Capital Markets (ECM)  and EMEA Debt Capital Markets (DCM business teams in IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades and equity-linked instruments, structuring and execution of debt and equity securities transactions, including investment grade, high yield and emerging markets bond issues, hybrid capital, covered bonds,  as well as liability management and assisting in RFPs.


The candidate will be responsible for documenting, reviewing and executing a mixture of transactions in ECM and DCM, closely working with the business teams, other control areas and Legal colleagues globally.



  • Pro-actively support the business groups in London and other offices globally which originate transactions, through structuring and execution of transaction including review and negotiation of legal documents, legal advice, and providing guidance on risk assessment and solutions

  • Liaise with the business teams, other control areas and colleagues in Legal in setting/maintaining documentation standards, internal policies, practice guidelines, and monitoring relevant legal, regulatory and documentation developments

  • Pro-actively sharing experience and know-how with colleagues in Legal, where appropriate globally. Provide training to the business and within Legal

  • Participation in Legal and Firm-wide projects

          Essential Skills:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and execution skills. Results-driven

  • Ability to think laterally to identify and assess wider risks for the Firm, and to proactively work with the business and other control functions to find solutions

  • Ability to cope with a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Ability to work independently, proactively and multi-task

  • Excellent communication skills – ability to build relationships internally and externally, and to leverage them to help achieve the goals set by the business and Legal

  • Commercial awareness - ability to balance legal protection and business objectives

  • Strong negotiator

  • Keen interest in transactional, legal regulatory work

  • Team player


    Essential Experience/Qualification:

  • Must be able to demonstrate solid ECM and/or DCM experience in a lead role at a premier law firm (secondment to an investment bank - an advantage) or an in-house legal team at an investment bank.

  • Lawyer must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction.


    Essential Languages:

  • English – fluent

  • Foreign languages – an advantage but not a necessity

J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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