Senior Lawyer, Markets

  • Competitive
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • ANZ
  • 15 Aug 18

See job description for details

  • Be part of Markets Legal, Institutional Legal Group
  • Have extensive markets legal transactional, advisory, and regulatory experience
  • Reports to the Head of Legal, Markets Asia
About The Role
Role Location: Level 20, Three Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Role Type: Permanent, full time

Your role as a Senior Lawyer within the Markets Legal Team in Asia is to be primarily responsible for providing transactional, advisory and regulatory support to the Markets business ("Business") in Asia within the Institutional Banking division of ANZ.

You will provide the Business with strategic and excellent legal advice with a particular focus on being proactive, efficient and 'adding value', including ensuring that the Business is aware of the legal risks involved in their transactions. You will focus on (i) providing day-to-day transactional and advisory support for the Markets business in Asia across FX, Rates, Commodities and Credit businesses; (ii) assisting the Markets business with its financial markets infrastructure initiatives including trading platforms and clearing and settlement systems; and (iii) supporting the Markets business in relation to the adoption of new technologies and digital initiatives including blockchain technologies and e-trading.

About You
To be successful in this role, you will ideally bring the following -
  • Must have relevant experience in negotiating and advising on markets products across FX, Rates, Commodities and Credit.
  • Strong experience with drafting and negotiating markets documentation including ISDAs, CSAs, GMRAs and structured note documentation.
  • Ability to read and draft documentation in Mandarin and to interact with key stakeholders in Mandarin is preferred.
  • Strong experience in advising on markets documentation in a fast paced growth environment. Strong understanding of the financial markets environment, relevant markets documentation, compliance and risk issues and products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to liaise effectively with individuals at all levels including senior management.
  • Extensive post qualification experience and be qualified as a lawyer in any of the following jurisdictions including Hong Kong, England & Wales, Singapore or Australia.

About ANZ
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