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Legal Counsel

£70000 - £90000 per annum



Legal Counsel for a middium size Bank with responsibilities including:

  • To draft, review and approve banking facility agreements with emphasis on trade finance facilities
  • To advise on legal risk deriving from either the documentation or transaction structure
  • To draft template documentation for use by the Risk Administration team or Front Office
  • To provide documentation guides and training on legal documentation and legal risk
  • To review and negotiate IT software and maintenance agreements
  • To review and negotiate other Vendor supply agreements
  • To represent the Legal Department at cross departmental meetings and project groups
  • To review policies and procedures and make recommendations
  • To support the Company Secretarial function
  • To provide advice on matters of English law to the Bank and the non-UK branches and subsidiaries, if requested
  • To contribute to the efficient and effective provision of legal services to the Bank
  • Comply with the FCA/PRA’s Individual Conduct Rules, as outlined below.

Skills/knowledge required:

  • Knowledge of Trade Finance structures, including Letters of Credit, Import & Export Finance, Forfaiting
  • Knowledge of UCP 600 and other relevant ICC publications
  • Strong knowledge of LMA Documentation suite
  • Knowledge of Risk Participations, both funded and unfunded
  • Knowledge of Hedging and Treasury documentation – ISDA, GMRA
  • Knowledge of Property Finance – Investment finance and property development finance
  • Competence at drafting agreements without precedents
  • Capable of utilising legal knowledge in one specialism in unfamiliar situations
  • Capable of suggesting and agreeing alternative Legal solutions to presented structures
  • Understanding of banking regulatory framework, particularly FCA customer rules
  • Demonstrable experience in developing good relationships with Business teams
  • Prepared to work across the spectrum of simple to complex documentation

Experience and qualifications required:

  • Qualified English Solicitor (Circa 3-5 years PQE)
  • Strong law firm training on both legal competencies and subject knowledge
  • Capable of working with light supervision on Trade Finance Facility documentation
  • Capable of working with little supervision on LMA Documentation
  • Experience of EMEA finance markets

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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