Attorney-Fixed Income

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 20 Apr 18 2018-04-20

Attorney-Fixed Income

Job Description:
Corporate Title: Vice President
Location: London
Line of Business: Legal

Here in our London Office we are looking for an Assistant General Counsel to join our legal team, focusing on the CLO LOB and the Credit Asset Financing LOB.
The Legal Department is led by the Global General Counsel who is responsible for managing the legal affairs and risks of the company.

The department performs several key functions, including providing strategic and tactical advice, operating the Office of the Corporate Secretary and managing litigation and regulatory investigations in conjunction with providing legal support to lines of businesses, governance committees and control functions.

There are approx. 150 Legal associates across the EMEA region of which 145 are based in London at our offices in 2 King Edward Street.

As an Assistant General Counsel your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Drafting, review and negotiation of a wide range of trading documentation
  • Dealing with external counterparties, the front office, documentation teams and other support functions in relation to the execution of trading documentation, formulation of templates and general queries
  • Assessing the impact of new regulation on areas of the business and advising on action required to be taken to address regulatory changes

As an Assistant General Counsel your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
  • UK-qualified lawyer or equivalent
  • Regulatory or corporate re-organization background preferred
  • Experience in the CLO market, including solid understanding of recent regulatory changes (US and UK) in relation to CLO and similar structures
  • Excellent organization skills, the ability to be proactive and to manage many varied competing priorities
  • Significant technical expertise in financial markets and regulation from a top tier law firm or from within a financial services organizations
  • Review trade documentation and legal opinions; advise the LOB on regulatory aspects and advise on future regulatory documentation and market changes
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage deadlines and task prioritizing

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.

If you're interested in this opportunity please send your details to us by applying online.
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