• Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citibank NA
  • 11 Dec 17

GF - Legal Counsel, Senior Vice President (Markets and Securities Services Legal, Asia Pacific)

GF - Legal Counsel, Senior Vice President (Markets and Securities Services Legal, Asia Pacific)

  • Primary Location: Singapore,Singapore,Singapore
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 17066542


Job Background/Context:
  • The Regional Markets and Securities Services Legal Department provides legal advisory and documentation services for markets sales and trading desks, fund services and custodial services throughout the Asia Pacific region
Key Responsibilities:
  • Counsel will support the trading activities of the Commodities desk.  As part of this function, counsel will work with other members of the commodities legal teams in London and Houston
Counsel's Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Advice with respect to financial and physical transactions in metals (base and precious), oil, iron ore, freight, LNG, coal, softs and other commodities
  • Project management for commodities finance transactions, with a main focus on oil and metal financings
  • Advice on structured and hybrid commodities transactions and commodity investor products
  • Development of templates, policies and procedures to support OTC trading activities in APAC; and
  • Coordination with global commodities legal teams, local legal country teams throughout APAC, as well as credit, compliance, risk management, tax and other control functions


Knowledge/Experience (preferred):
  • Experience with structured commodity transactions, including oil and metal financing transactions
  • Commodity product and trading documentation knowledge
  • Knowledge of regulation applicable to financial and physical commodities markets in APAC
  • Ability to communicate effectively with front office personnel / non-lawyers
  • General legal skills: drafting, negotiation, issue spotting, problem solving
  • Ability to grasp complex issues and structures quickly
  • Strong project management skills
  • Successful candidates will have approximately 8-10 years PQE, or equivalent.
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communicator
  • Team Player