Mandarin speaking In-house lawyer – Banking

People First Ltd
London (Greater)
05 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Mandarin speaking In-house lawyer – Banking


The Skills You Need: Relevant legal experience ideally in banking.


Reporting to: General Counsel


Salary: to £80k + benefits and bonus


Location: London


Status: Permanent


Your Role:

Providing legal advice and assistance across a range of products and teams and providing

support to the General Counsel.

Your Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

Acting in a supporting capacity to the General Counsel
Primary responsibility for researching and advising on applicable financial services regulatory frameworks for products and business lines (including but not limited to CRR & Liquidity Rules).
Identifying legal and regulatory risks/issues in transactions and advising on solutions to mitigate such risks/issues
Reviewing legal documentation (including transactional, operational and internal) and assisting with the execution and/or implementation of the same (e.g. preparing and/or confirming list of conditions precedent for loan agreements)
Preparing/reviewing internal standard form documentation and managing the use of the same
Assisting with negotiations with borrowers and/or business counterparties
Assisting with legal and regulatory aspects of corporate structure, product development and business plans or strategies
Assisting with litigation or disputes
Assisting with legal and regulatory queries
Assisting Compliance with compliance and regulatory issues
Assisting with formation and development of Legal's policies and procedures
Managing and coordinating with external counsel where necessary
Updating relevant departments/personnel of latest legal and regulatory developments
Maintaining legal records (including internal knowledge management, process agent obligations and external code of conduct signed by third parties to whom the client outsources)
Responsibilities as employee under Risk Management Framework:

Read and understand the Risk Management & Compliance framework (and the policies referenced therein) that are applicable and ensure work is carried out in full accordance with those policies and procedures and with a high degree of professionalism and integrity. Particular attention should be paid to the requirements on individual members of staff laid out in the Joint Compliance Manual, Joint Conduct Risk Policy, Joint Conflicts Management Policy, the Joint Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy and the UK Staff Handbook.
Ensure they are familiar with the appropriate documented procedures applicable to their work, including End-to-End Process Maps.
Reporting and escalating material risk events, including conduct risk events and conflicts of interest, or losses to the Head of Department.
Ensuring that they are familiar with the department’s detailed BCM plans.
Ensuring transactions arranged by them are in accordance with the Joint Tax Risk Policy and Joint Booking Policy, and are documented in accordance with the Joint Legal Risk Framework and any applicable departmental procedures.
Ensuring that they manage their use of IT systems and of data, particularly personal data, in accordance with the Joint IT Security Policy and the Joint Data Protection Policy and any applicable departmental procedures.
Ensuring the timely completion of training required by the Bank.
Your Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

Excellent academic background
Qualified solicitor who has spent strong experience working for a UK law firm
6-12 months of training contract in Corporate Department
Qualified into Regulatory law department or financial institutions department 3 years post-qualification experience
Comfortable with loan documentation would be an asset
Experience of ISDAs and repo agreements advantageous
We would be grateful if you could send your CV as a Word document. If your application is successful, you will be contacted within 7 days. We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive we cannot provide feedback on individual CVs. Please note that we can only consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK and are able to provide relevant supporting documentation.

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