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Senior Counsel-Global Trade Finance-VP Duties: Support its Global Trade businesses, which are part of the Treasury and Trade Solutions business within Institutional Client Group. Will advise business units, including within EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), regarding various aspects of trade related transactions and documentation and with regard to potential transaction structures and issues. Will also be responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating the English law documentation associated with those transactions. Will be expected to be familiar with laws and customary practices applicable to the relevant businesses, including the ICC Governing Rules, in particular ISP 98, URDG and UCP. Responsibilities will include reviewing, drafting and negotiating standard and transaction specific English law documentation for the consummation of a broad range of global trade related transactions, including bilateral and syndicated trade loan facilities, accounts receivable financing, import/export financing, draft discounting, letter of credit transactions, financial asset sales and participations, commodities finance, and trade service transactions. Will also include providing advice on English law documentation to internal counsel and business units located both within and outside EMEA, negotiation with and instruction of external legal counsel and clients where necessary and acting as liaison between external advisers and the business, advising on legal and regulatory developments relevant to Trade, advising the business on bank policy matters, and coordinating multi-jurisdictional transactions with Asia and US Legal.
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Qualifications: Bachelors and Law Degrees; admitted to practice law either in England and Wales or the State of New York or Florida (NY is preferable). 4+ years of secured lending/finance transactional practice at a major law firm and/or financial institution. Ideally have experience of (preferably English law) types of Bank security and LMA Documents. Experience with global trade related transactions and trade finance products. Experience with cross border transactions and corresponding legal implications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong familiarity with the ICC Governing Rules including ISP 98, URDG and UCP. Strong analytical and problem solving abilities and organizational skills. Team player with ability to work independently. High attention to detail. Highly organized and able to quickly assess project viability. Effective and enthusiastic team player. Appreciation of commercial environment between Bank and customer. Ability to manage an active caseload and prioritize effectively. Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization (from the most junior to the most senior). Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills given that the attorney will have extensive interaction with the business units, GCO colleagues both in the US and abroad, control functions, clients and external legal counsel. Must be part of the Treasury and Trade Solutions Legal Department within the GCO.
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