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Private Bank – Legal – Banking Lawyer – Vice President

Req #: 180011078
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan
 
Private Bank Legal Group – Credit Lawyer
 
Assistant Vice President / Vice President based in London
 
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, asset and wealth management.
The J.P. Morgan Legal Department seeks a lawyer with a background in Credit for the Private Bank Legal Group in EMEA.  The lawyer will be based in the London office in Knightsbridge and will provide general coverage in respect of Private Bank activities across the region with a particular focus on Credit (including Mortgages). The successful candidate will be part of an international legal team and work with colleagues across Europe, the United States and Asia.   The candidate will be a team player, commercially aware, attuned to the needs of a global business, able to take the initiative and have a collaborative approach to the provision of legal support. 
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Advice on all legal and regulatory aspects of Credit including securities based lending, UK mortgages, financing solutions for the purchase of yachts, aircraft and art to an international client base, including individuals, personal holding companies, trusts, charities and partnerships.
  • Advice on standard terms and conditions for a wide range of lending products, structuring and execution of non-standard transactions, which may include derivative products.
  • Advice on legal and regulatory developments, including consumer legislation and jurisdictional reviews.
  • Advice on the development of policies, procedures and controls for the Credit business.
  • Work closely with line of business and other control functions (Compliance, Supervision and Risk) as well as external service providers.
  • Coordinate, instruct and support J.P. Morgan’s external legal advisers.
Qualifications, skills and experience
  • Attorney 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
  • First class English language drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with EU law and the European regulatory regime, including laws relating to consumer lending, deposit taking and cross-border licensing.
  • Knowledge of issues relating to taking security interest, on a cross-border basis, over a wide range of financial instruments, including debt and equity securities, funds, structured products, hedge funds, insurance wrappers, real estate and commodities.     
  • Knowledge of the private wealth management industry, cross border licensing and marketing regimes applicable to private banking products and services would be an advantage.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with the business and fellow legal and support professionals.
  • Business aware, proactive, and able to provide pragmatic advice and solutions to meet business needs.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ideally, experience gained within a top law firm and/or in the legal department of a top tier financial institution (preferably a private client business).
About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co:
 
 
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its JPMorgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
 
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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