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Corporate and Investment Bank - Legal – Agency Securities Lawyer – Vice President

Req #: 170102972
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:
About J.P. Morgan
J.P. Morgan is a leader in financial services, working in collaboration across the globe to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs, anywhere in the world.  We operate in 150 countries, and hold leadership positions across our businesses.  We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm, every day.  This is why we are the most respected financial institution in the world and why we can offer you an outstanding career.
We are looking for a highly motivated lawyer with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, supporting the Agency Securities Lending Business. The role is in the Legal Department and involves working closely with the respective Business representatives and with other corporate functions, globally.
The lawyer will work closely with the Agency Securities Lending Business on negotiations, product development, development of legal policies and controls, day-to-day business support, and complex new business transactions. The position entails extensive, independent contact with, and support of, senior business personnel within Investor Services and significant opportunity for career development.
This position is located in London. 
Key responsibilities
  • Advising the Agency Securities Lending Business on all legal and documentation related issues on wide ranging issues and situations.
  • Negotiating agreements such as the Securities Lending Agreement, Overseas Securities Lending Agreement, Global Master Lending Agreement and Global Master Repurchase Agreement, and any related ancillary documentation (including any related drafting), with clients such as mutual funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and counterparties such as global financial institutions and their internal or external counsel, as required.
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and guidance in relation to the flow/operational agency securities lending business and generally, ad hoc legal advice and enquiries, as required.
  • Attendance at internal and external meetings, for example, product development meetings, business control meetings and document negotiations with clients and/or their internal and external legal counsel.
  • Instructing and liaising with external counsel, as required, including review and analysis of legal opinions.
  • Advising the businesses on key legal/regulatory issues and participating in industry groups to assess and implement new regulatory requirements.
  • Assessing legal risk, advising on such risk and reviewing policies and procedures and processing changes to mitigate risk.
  • Close coordination with colleagues in the US/Latam and AsiaPac on relevant issues.
  • Liaising with business representatives and legal/compliance colleagues and other control functions e.g. credit, risk, tax in EMEA and globally.
  • Assisting the business to implement new initiatives.
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 skills:
  • Good experience within the Legal Department of a premier financial institution or in private practice (preferably with in-house experience).
  • Familiarity and experience within the area of stock borrowing/lending, securities financing, knowledge of securities laws, trading of international securities, set off arrangements and a general background in securities work, is preferred.
  • Ability to understand the business needs and partner with the business to create solutions;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Pragmatic with excellent business sense;
  • Ability to work independently, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment.
About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank:
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.  Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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