Lawyer - Trading Legal Team

£700 | London | Contract
Posted 3 months ago

Lawyer - Trading Legal Team
12 Month Contract - Paternity cover
£ Competitive

IQ Talent Solutions are delighted to be working with one of our key asset management clients supporting with the recruitment of an in house interim Lawyer to work as part of the Trading Legal Team

Ideal candidates will have at least five years' experience of ISDA/GMRA and will be accustomed to working within a similar role, preferably within asset management

Duties & Responsibilities

Derivatives and Repo documentation
- Leading on counterparty bank relationship issues in a consistent manner across all counterparties.
- Adding clients and funds to Insight platform ISDAs, GMRAs and FX letters as well as negotiating new ISDAs and GMRAs with new counterparties. In this aspect of the role, there will be considerable interaction externally with counterparty banks and, internally, with fund managers and the Risk and Client services teams.
- Providing support to the document negotiators.
- Reviewing market and regulatory changes and advising on required amendments to platform documentation.
- Drafting new platform documentation with senior lawyers and liaising with external counsel on the same.
- Liaising with consultants and client's external lawyers.
- Ensuring documentation is negotiated in accordance with applicable internal policies.
- Updating the business regularly on progress on the matters worked on.
- Notification of agreed terms to Operations.
- Responding to technical queries from senior management.
- Assisting/Leading on ad hoc projects.
Documentation quality control
- Ensuring documentation standards are high and agreements are updated to comply with industry best practice.
- Ensuring documentation retention/filing procedures are robust.
- Responding to queries, from Operations, Client Directors, and Client Service Associates.

Skills & Experience

- Ideal candidates will have a strong background and proven previous experience in a similar role and have at least five years' experience of ISDA/GMRA preferably in Asset Management or Financial Services
- Ideally candidates will be a qualified lawyer however suitable non-qualified experience will be considered
- Candidates will have the confidence to comfortably take on a mixed portfolio of both highly technical and more generalist legal work
- Ability to work in a standalone capacity and support senior stakeholders and clients effectively
- Excellent communication skills and experience with a passion to provide excellent support as part of the wider legal function

For more information about this role, please contact:

Rachel Loughlin
0161 237 0063

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