• Negotiable
  • Manhattan, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • 10 Oct 17

Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location: Manhattan, NY, USA
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

Please view Job Description for details.

Provide legal support for Corporate Finance, International Corporate and Financial Institutions, and Transaction Banking Businesses, as well as general Legal support for all US / Americas/ New York legal matters, as needed.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Overall Responsibilities
  • Corporate Finance (CF) secondary Legal coverage across all products, including structured trade finance, credit and export finance, structured finance, project and export finance, back-up coverage on M&A advisory.
  • International Corporate and Financial Institutions (IC-FI) secondary Legal coverage on syndicated loans, (Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) as lender or agent), SWIFT loans (not for trade purposes), loan originations, and bilateral loans
  • Transaction Banking (TB) secondary Legal coverage on matters related to trade finance, securities services and cash management matters, including L/C issuance and reimbursement matters, pre-shipment finance, FI trade loans and advances, borrowing base trade loans, import finance, invoice financing (import and export), receivable purchase.
  • Full range of legal support for CF, lending, and TB matters and business teams, including, but not limited to, direct negotiations with clients and their counsels. Legal review and negotiation of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's) across all SCB functions. Regional Product forum, Americas - sourcing of legal opinions and Legal input for TB products.
  • Provide additional functions within Americas L&C, as needed, to support the wholesale banking businesses provided in the Region.
Stakeholder Management
  • External reach by interacting with SCB clients, their counsels, and law firms and law schools.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, rules, and market practices affecting SCB as a bank entity operating in the US and globally.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ensure that SCB business is conducted in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, as well as institutional policies and procedures.
  • Protect the good reputation of SCB by flagging and protecting against any potential or actual operational, financial, or reputational risks.

  • Client negotiations involving knowledge, skill and confidence. It's important to be diplomatic but assertive when presenting our views and when considering the client's point of view, and ensuring SCB is put in the best position possible from both a business and values perspective.
  • Legal issues often involve confidential matters. It is important to exercise good judgement while handling sensitive matters. Three key characteristics that play an important role in this position are attention to detail, the ability to maintain confidentiality and observe legal privilege, and the ability to respectfully interact with all internal and external individuals approaching us for services and information.
  • In maintaining a good working relationships with co-workers and external sources, such as attorneys and government representatives, it is important to understand their concerns and handle their inquiries in a timely, comprehensive and confidential manner. Discretion and good judgement are paramount.
  • Accurate knowledge and assessment of laws, rules, regulations affecting the Bank and the judgement to implement measures to comply.
  • A balanced approach as a business partner and independent guardian for the Bank.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: (List typical pre-requisites for high performance)
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, rules and market practices affecting SCB as a bank entity operating in the US and globally.
  • Ability to confidently negotiate terms of various types of agreements with clients on the basis of a sound understanding of the law and judgment as to how such laws apply to SCB.
  • Legal agreement drafting skills and know how, including everything from vendor contracts, to confidentiality agreements, to structured corporate finance agreements, to master agreements (e.g. International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDAs)).
  • Knowledge of applicable New York and relevant U.S. laws and regulations, as well as familiarity with foreign laws in the Americas.
  • Knowledge of SCB's internal policies and procedures.
  • Excellent ability to communicate with clients, attorneys & other government representatives.
  • Ability to interact with Bank staff in different areas of the Group.
  • Ability to escalate issues to the pertinent internal or external sources.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Standard Chartered is an equal opportunity employer. We have a meritocratic culture where each individual employee is valued and respected for who they are as a person and for what they bring to the organisation.