Equity Capital Markets Lawyer, Director
Job Description:Location: London, UKTitle: DirectorLine of Business: Legal / Global Banking and Markets Legal.Role Overview:Experienced Equity Capital Markets (ECM) lawyer required. The successful candidate will join the Bank of America Equity Capital Markets (ECM) legal team in London to cover ECM and equity-linked capital markets transactions throughout Europe (Western, Central and Eastern), the Middle East and Africa.The role requires a good knowledge of documentation, structure, risk analysis and the regulatory requirements for documented deals (i.e. IPOs, rights issues, add-ons and open offers) and undocumented deals (seller block trades and issuer placings).This position would sit with other ECM lawyers amongst the ECM syndicate, origination and execution teams.Key Responsibilities:Provision of legal, regulatory and risk advice and practical assistance to the investment banking and ECM teams, and to the corporate broking and London sponsor teams, at speed, and under time pressure.Drafting and negotiating a wide array of deal documentation in tandem with and without outside counsel on the full gamut of ECM and ELCM products.Managing relationships with and the work and approach taken by, outside law firms acting for Bank of America Merrill Lynch on ECM and ELCM deals.Drafting, shaping and implementing policies and precedents and UK/EU regulatory compliance for ECM/ELCM matters.Covering business teams on late night and weekend fire drills for block trades, IPO RFPs, NDAs and standby underwriting commitments.Knowledge / Experience: Qualified UK solicitor and/or US lawyer. Training and experience working as an equity capital markets lawyer in a reputed London based international law firm with a strong ECM practice.Ideal candidate will have experience of working on secondment or full time as an in-house lawyer in the equity capital markets team of a major international bank.The position requires a robust individual with good legal and transactional skills and a commercial outlook, who is able to work under pressure and juggle a challenging variety of issues and deals. The preferred candidate would have:Strong background in advising banks within the UK.Familiarity with working "in-house" in an investment bank is important, whether from a secondment to a bank or a previous in-house position. Strong experience in continental equity capital markets with some familiarity with: US Securities Act issues, Block trades Emerging market equity capital markets transactions.