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Lawyer, Securities & Asset Management

Employer
Lloyds Banking Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Apr 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose - to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities.

Could you help us make this possible?

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly, dedicated, value adding legal team, who work hand in hand with the business to build great customer outcomes.

Our legal team provide advice and support to a broad range of businesses such as bond financing (covering both securitisation and Debt Capital Markets ("DCM") product, Housing Growth Partnership (a private equity residential development business), equity investments, and portfolio management & distribution. We're embracing collaborative and agile ways of working, to help us deliver the best outcomes for our colleagues, customers and businesses. Join us and discover how this could work for you.

Want to know more?

Reporting to a Senior Lawyer within the team, you'll provide specialist and insightful legal, transaction and regulatory advice and support on, primarily, DCM and securitisation products (see "DCM" and "Securitisation" section below for further information). You'll have specialist industry and transactional knowledge of some of the areas listed in either DCM and/or Securitisation and you'll be keen to develop your skills/expertise to assist both DCM and Securitisation as you'll play a key role in supporting these areas. You'll also be keen to widen your skills to provide support across other businesses the team supports in an agile manner, such as providing legal support, when required, to the portfolio management & distribution, equity investments and Housing Growth Partnership businesses.

DCM

We support the bond financing team on a range of products, including:
  • Dealer/Manager on public:
    • EMTN/MTN programmes updates and drawdowns for a large range of clients
    • U.S shelf/144A transactions
    • Housing Association transitions
    • High yield
  • US private placement
  • Liability management exercises - for instance, tender offers, consent solicitations, exchange offers


Securitisation

We support the securitised products group on a range of products, including:
  • Arranging/structuring Reg S/144A public securitisation transactions (cash and synthetic) and covered bond programmes across multiple asset classes
  • Structured finance funding through:
    • an asset-backed commercial paper conduit; and
    • balance sheet funding
  • Advising on liquidity facilities linked to securitisations


Your key accountabilities will include:
  • Act as a source of professional expertise and be a trusted adviser to partners
  • Deliver technical input to positively influence transactions, product development and projects of significance (for instance, post Brexit regulatory change and IBOR transition) for the relevant business and the Group
  • Identify, manage and mitigate legal risk
  • Develop and maintain precedent documentation
  • Positively influence the appropriate use of the Bank's Legal Panel firms
  • Lead on specific workstreams within your area of specialism


What we'll need from you:

You'll be a qualified solicitor (minimum 3 years PQE), with experience of working in one or more of the following areas: securitisation and/or DCM. You'll be able to build and maintain external and internal networks and relationships to provide appropriate professional advice to achieve relevant business objectives. You'll also be comfortable challenging and influencing partners and will have an agile approach and be willing to develop in other areas so as to provide support to other businesses/projects that the wider team supports as and when required.

Some in-house experience, or having worked for a mid -top tier law firm would be desirable.

What will you get in return?

You'd get a benefits package that includes:
  • A discretionary performance related bonus
  • Generous pension contribution
  • 30 Days leave plus bank holidays
  • Private health cover


We're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both expertly and personally to optimise your potential.

As a new colleague, you'll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

Together we make it possible.
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