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We Offer A department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm's D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global Conduct and Ethics Standards.
A challenging opportunity to advise on the legal and regulatory aspects of bespoke loan, restructuring, equity and bond documentation in a trading context. This includes advising on issues that drive stress points in capital structures (e.g. review of covenants / liens and unusual and/or commercially sensitive clauses).
Review a wide range of documentation relating to restructurings, amendments, consents and waivers based on guidance received from Analysts (and in accordance with General Counsel guidance).
Liaise with Analysts/external counsel to understand the structure and legal mechanics of restructurings and resolve any legal and regulatory issues appropriately.
Advise on financing opportunities under existing documentation and work with Analysts and trading teams to facilitate new money financings.
Determine if confidential information can be downstreamed to counterparties and the appropriate form of NDA to be used. Also, supervise negotiation of NDAs by the NDA team.
Provide advice and support to the Loan Closer team in connection with powers of attorneys, notarisation/apostille procedures and ad-hoc legal, regulatory and documentary questions on settlement of debt and equity trades.
Provide ad hoc advice, in collaboration with relevant product coverage lawyers, to other desks within Global Credit Products (e.g. CAF/CLO New Issuance, Repo and IG Desks).
Exercise a challenge and control function in respect of Front Office and other areas (in particular as regards applicable Credit Suisse polices and standards) and raise issues appropriately and in a timely manner.
Support and oversee the instruction and management of external counsel management in an efficient and cost effective manner in accordance with internal guidelines.
Advise on LMA market standards which may include attending LMA seminars and committees and providing input in to consultations etc.
Assist with knowledge management and in maintaining minimum legal standards and common approaches.
Collaborate effectively with other Corporate Functions as necessary e.g. Compliance, Operations, Tax, New Business.
Opportunity to participate in General Counsel departmental initiatives (including internal projects).
Proactively adhere and promote Credit Suisse's Conduct and Ethics Standards at all times.
Open to discussing flexible/ agile working.
Qualified lawyer with between 6 and 10 years post qualification experience (or equivalent) from a common law jurisdiction.
A broad based cross border leveraged finance and restructuring background (including experience of credit default swaps) with secondary debt trading experience.
Experience gained in a leading City law firm (or equivalent) or in-house with a leading investment bank or similar.
Strong technical legal skills and market knowledge. Ability to prioritise competing demands effectively and meet deadlines.
Confident, results-oriented, positive approach with good judgement.. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to distil and focus on key legal, regulatory and documentary issues. Identify appropriate solutions to a range of legal and regulatory issues.
Understands the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work. This should be further elaborated on in your application.
Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal employment opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law.
Credit Suisse is committed to providing equal opportunities, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, civil partnership, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability or any other status that is protected as a matter of local law. Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success