Legal - Equity Derivatives Lawyer – Assistant Vice President
September 8, 2020
assisting the regional APAC business with the structuring and execution of equity derivatives and proprietary index transactions from a legal perspective;
advising management and other functional partners on legal, risk and regulatory issues generally;
where relevant, instructing and working with external counsel, reviewing and negotiating legal opinions and supervising legal due diligence involving the business and transactions;
developing and maintaining client and service provider relationships, co-coordinating with other risk management areas of JPMorgan, including the Compliance and Risk departments;
assisting in the review and development of legal forms, policies, procedures and systems;
participating in product and industry working group calls and meetings;
providing legal analysis in relation to new business initiatives and products; and
participating actively in Legal department initiatives and projects, including regulatory reviews and other projects.
A qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction with approximately 4 - 8 years PQE and relevant experience gained at a reputable law firm.
Relevant in-house experience with comparable financial institutions not compulsory but will be viewed favorably.
Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
Strong technical knowledge is essential and knowledge of and experience with OTC derivative documentation including ISDA documents, equity definitions, credit support documents and regional template confirmations, and general documents such as confidentiality agreements, term sheets and guarantees. NAFMII documentation knowledge is advantageous but not essential.
Pragmatic with ability to strike appropriate balance between achieving the commercial goals of the business while protecting the interests of J.P. Morgan as a whole.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with senior business personnel and stakeholders in other functions.
Self-directed and highly motivated attitude coupled with an ability to work effectively in a high performing team.
Ability to manage competing priorities, project-manage and co-ordinate large projects, in a dynamic global environment.
Ability to apply technical product knowledge and experience to complex and innovative transactions and products.
Team player, confident and proactive with strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and spoken English. Chinese (Mandarin) speaking, reading and writing skills will be advantageous.
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.
A. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: i. Qualifications: All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.
B. LICENSING: i. Qualifications: JD or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment.