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Equities Derivatives Lawyer, Director


This is a directly advertised vacancy. When you apply your application will be forwarded directly to the recruitment team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Job Description:

Corporate Title: Director

Location: London

Line of Business: Legal

Here in our London office we are looking for an Attorney in the EMEA Equities Legal Team supporting the bank’s derivatives and Global Equity Investible Indices lines of business, involving structured and flow equity swaps and options as well as the development and administration of investible indices for the Business. The role will involve close coordination with lawyers overseeing the other Equities lines of business.  The Legal team has a close working relationship with the business desks, advising on transaction execution, document review, product development, platform change and regulatory and legislative change.

What will your main responsibilities involve?

  • Providing legal support for flow and exotic derivative products including delta one swaps and variance, dispersion and correlation swaps and options
  • Review of investible index rulebooks and provision of legal support to the Global Equities Index Forum
  • Undertaking legal analysis of new products and strategies including advising on regulatory implications
  • Creation and maintenance of product templates, guidelines and procedures
  • Involvement in review of ongoing regulatory development impacting relevant products and services, including EU Benchmark Regulation, MiFID II and UCITS rules
  • Liaising with external counsel in various jurisdictions to obtain quality advice in relation to business issues, developments and regulatory compliance matters
  • Advising on development of new products, structures and platforms
  • Close engagement with the line of business, equivalent internal legal coverage in other regions and other key individuals (Compliance, Tax, Risk, Credit)
  • Engagement with industry forums and discussions, public events and external seminars in relation to developments involving the products

What skills and qualifications will you ideally possess?

  • Qualified Lawyer
  • Experience of investment banking (preferably markets businesses) either through private practice advisory work, secondment or in-house legal department
  • Experience of legal advisory work on OTC derivatives, and familiarity with ISDA Definitions and derivatives documentation required
  • Transactional and deal experience
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Proactive and able to work with competing priorities and tight deadlines

This is a directly advertised vacancy. When you apply your application will be forwarded directly to the recruitment team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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