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Corporate and Investment Bank - Legal – Collateral Management Lawyer – Vice President

Req #: 180001905
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:
JP Morgan Corporate and Investment Bank
 
Collateral Management Lawyer, London – Vice President
 
We are looking for a highly motivated lawyer with the ability to work on a semi-supervised basis to support the collateral management and other businesses in the Custody and Fund Services business within Corporate and Investment Bank in EMEA.  The role is within the Legal Department in London and involves working closely with the operations and  business representatives as well as other corporate functions, globally, including compliance officers, risk management, sales, product managers, and other infrastructure groups throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa..
 
Role involves:
  • Technical drafting of various collateral management agreements (e.g. derivatives collateral management agreements and triparty collateral management agreements) and related documentation.
  • Negotiating all agreements relevant for this business with a variety of types of clients such as broker dealers, pension plans, corporates, mutual funds, UCITS and other funds and financial institutions including collateral management agreements, confidentiality agreements, margin control agreements, and other ancillary documentation.
  • Advising the business on a wide range of issues (including regulatory) affecting the business and their clients.
  • Dealing with daily enquiries from the sales, product development, and risk management teams, including issues relating to legal risk issues
  • Attendance at and active participation in internal and external meetings, e.g. product development meetings, business control meetings, 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.
  • Coordinating closely with colleagues in the US and Asia on documentation and related legal issues affecting the businesses.
  • Liaising with business representatives and legal and compliance colleagues and other control functions e.g. credit, risk, tax, in the EMEA region and globally.
  • Assistance with the development of policies, procedures and controls.
Skills and Experience:
  • Some background in providing legal services to businesses that are operationally intensive and prior interaction with other providers of agency services (e.g. subcustodians, CSDs, clearing houses, etc.) is preferred but not essential.
  • Lawyer must be licenced 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
  • Good experience within a Legal Department of a premier financial institution or in private practice (preferably with in-house experience).
  • A background in collateral management, custody, or securities lending/repo is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and negotiating skills.
  • Good organisational, prioritisation and time management capabilities and ability to work on multiple matters in an intense environment.
  • Ability to work in an open plan environment.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and independently track and progress negotiations.
  • Familiarity with the financial services industry.
  • An understanding of relevant existing and upcoming regulatory developments would be helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong understanding of the interplay between legal and business risk issues.
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 www.jpmorgan.com.
 
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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