Attorney - Global Corporate and Investment Bank Lending

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank Of America / Merrill Lynch
  • 23 Apr 18 2018-04-23

Attorney - Global Corporate and Investment Bank Lending

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch:

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 40 countries. In the U.S alone, we serve almost all Fortune 500 companies and approximately 59 million consumers and small-business customers. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the World

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 23 offices in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region's leading financial services companies.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to actively promote an inclusive work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to the growth of our business. Each of our global Employee Networks bring together employees, create dialogue and awareness in support of our Diversity and Inclusion mission.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an equal opportunities employer.

Position Description

The Attorney/Assistant General Counsel is part of the Asia Pacific Legal Group. The role will be responsible for providing legal analysis and advice to the Global Corporate and Investment Bank in Asia Pacific regarding loan transactions and related areas as part of the global International Loans Legal team.

Key Responsibilities

Legal analysis and advice/judgment as to the following area and preparation of proper documentation to manage risks for the company across APAC and globally:

  • Syndicated and bilateral loan transactions, including credit, arrangement and agency;
  • Loan related restructuring and insolvency;
  • Licensing, regulatory and market risk related to lending business and loan transaction;
  • External counsel management
  • Co-working with compliance and other departments to keep the proper governance and control of the business units in place; and
  • Other Global Corporate and Investment Banking activities

Key Requirements
  • Admission in practice in law in either the US/UK/AUS with at least 6+ year PQE
  • Business level fluency in English (written and spoken) to communicate effectively with both stakeholders and regulators.
  • In-depth understanding of and sufficient work experience the APAC lending and credit market (including Australia), both syndicated and bilateral, M&A financing structures, collateral and security packages.
  • Understanding of certain US and EU regulatory regimes (Dodd Frank Act, Volcker Rule, Reg W, GDPR etc.) is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and socializing skill with team-work oriented mindset
  • Ability to think flexibly and proactively suggest solutions to achieve the goals business aims
  • Excellent legal writing skill
  • Solid understanding of business practice and industry custom
  • Willingness to work as a member of global team and strong curiosity to changing financial practice and environment

Posting Date: 13/04/2018
Hong Kong, , 2 QUEEN'S RD ,
- Hong Kong

Full / Part-time: Full time
Hours Per Week: 40