Legal, ISDA CSA Negotiator, Contract, London

  • Market Rate
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Contract, Full time
  • Radley James
  • 11 Jan 17

My client, a leading Investment Bank in London is looking for an experienced derivatives lawyer or documentation professional looking to move into the banks Derivatives Documentation Team on a contract basis. The successful candidate will specialize in ISDA and (CSA) Credit derivatives transactions (collateral) negotiations.

My client, a leading Investment Bank in London is looking for an experienced derivatives lawyer or documentation professional looking to move into the banks Derivatives Documentation Team on a contract basis. The successful candidate will specialize in ISDA and (CSA) Credit derivatives transactions (collateral) negotiations.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Legal documentation negotiator with responsibility for managing a priority list of ISDA and/or Futures and/or Prime Brokerage negotiations to onboard clients covering the firm’s interest rates and/or Futures businesses or Prime Brokerage;
  • Coverage will include security documentation, cross margining agreements and other ancillary documentation;
  • Prime Brokerage coverage will encompass drafting, reviewing and negotiating market standard stock lending documentation, amendments for both supply trading and client trading;
  • Working closely with the sales and client on boarding teams to ensure appropriate legal documentation is agreed and in place for client launches;
  • Keeping abreast of business and regulatory developments as they impact on the way in which our business operates;
  • Assisting lawyers in providing internal legal advice to the business on relevant legal issues;
  • Follow-up work, both internally and with counterparts to gather comments, information, review and ultimately complete agreements and prepare them for execution;
  • Organization of execution of completed agreements.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years directly relevant ISDA and Futures negotiation and/or Credit derivatives transactions (collateral) negotiations.
  • Required knowledge: 1) ISDA Master Agreement and related documentation and/or 2) Futures documentation (either FIA/FOA standard documents or dealer specific documentation)
  • Extensive understanding of contract law and solid drafting skills;
  • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, especially under pressure; ability to prioritise
  • Must have strong academics and good IT skills;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills and ability to share ideas in a clear and concise manner;
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills and willingness to be part of a team;
  • Enthusiasm and interest in development of documentation skills and using such skills for the completion of negotiation process;
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and develop full job ownership.