Vice President, Legal (Sales and Trading) Vice President, Legal (Sales and Trading) …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Nov 20
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Nov 20
We are MUFG. 360 years of heritage. A world-class set of businesses. And more than 180,000 employees in 50 markets. It’s no surprise that MUFG has grown to become one of the top five banks in the world. Our services include commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. MUFG offers stability in an ever-changing market, providing services to high-profile clients worldwide. Our vision? To become the world’s most trusted financial group. You’ll help us achieve it.

The Legal department’s principal functions are to:

  • Provide legal services and legal advice to each international securities business
  • Draft, review and negotiate contractual documentation, whether transactional or non-transactional
  • Draft structured notes and other product documentation and arrange for issuance of such notes and products
  • Provide structuring, legal and execution advice in relation to transactions and new business
  • Provide transaction management support for securities issues and financing transactions arranged or underwritten by an International securities business
  • Evaluate legal risk business is conducted in a lawful and professional manner
  • Identify and advise on the implementation of new laws and regulations
  • Provide legal oversight of regulatory matters and government affairs
  • Manage all disputes, litigation, regulatory proceedings and other contentious matters
  • Manage and approve all use of law firms




In this role, you will be responsible for master agreement and other documentation with markt counterparties as well as project related work across MUFG’s banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this dual-hat  arrangement, you will act and make decisions on behalf of both the bank and the securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, and irrespective of the entity which employs you.

  • Preparation of terms of business and other documentation with market counterparties
  • Prepare and negotiate trading agreements and other documentation between the bank and the securities business and its market counterparties across all counterparty sectors and jurisdictions, relating to Sales & Trading transactions
  • Ensure that all legal and documentation requirements for Sales & Trading transactions are dealt with and met in an efficient and timely manner
  • Conduct legal diligence on new counterparties and jurisdictions for Sales & Trading transactions
  • Maintain databases and records of all documentation connected to Sales & Trading transactions
  • Assist with the maintenance and development of document templates and standards, know-how and procedures in connection with Sales & Trading transactions
  • Participate in and contribute towards Legal Department-wide strategic projects and initiatives
  • Assist with bank and securities projects
  • Understand process flows to be to be able to identify workflow and operational efficiencies
  • Assisting on regulatory and change projects such as UMR and CSDR.
  • Assisting with the day to day management of the Cash and Custody Invoicing and Recharging process
  • Build relationships throughout MUFG to establish a peer network, gather relevant information and help to ensure effective inter-departmental collaboration
  • Adherence to global standards of information storage and dissemination



Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Mid to senior level qualified solicitor or equivalent legal qualification
  • Demonstrable experience in negotiation of OTC derivatives trading documentation such as ISDAs, CSAs, IM, VM, GMSLA, GMRAs, FBFs, DRVs, in particular with Financial Institutions
  • Demonstrable experience in project work
  • Demonstrable experience with relevant due diligence of counterparties and netting analysis
  • Financial services experience, ideally in an in-house role
  • Experience in client & front office interaction
  • Language skills beneficial: German, French



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
  • A proactive, motivated approach
  • The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
  • Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
  • A structured and logical approach to work
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • A creative and innovative approach to work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills 



We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.

MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.

We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.

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