Legal Job opening : Legal Counsel – Securities Services at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

About Company

For over 200 years, JPMorgan Chase & Co has provided innovative financial solutions for consumers, small businesses, corporations, governments and institutions around the world. Today, we’re a leading global financial services firm with operations servicing clients in more than 100 countries.

Role And Responsibilities

The position is part of the Securities Services MCC Legal team, which is an integral part of the Securities Services Legal Practice Group that works and interacts closely with APAC and EMEA lawyers within the Securities Services Legal Practice Group (primarily located in Sydney, Hong Kong and London).

The Role Will Include The Following Responsibilities

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of Securities Services contracts (e.g., global & direct custody agreements, fund services agreements, subcustodian agreements, securities lending agreements, and collateral management services agreements etc.) with clients of the firm, interacting with various internal business and control function stakeholders across geographies;
  • Support global and regional Securities Services initiatives and projects, such as developing template agreements, remediating legacy contracts, designing and implementing know-how and best practices, etc.;
  • Work on matters relevant to Securities Services’ market infrastructure and subcustodian network management such as (i) reviewing and revising existing subcustodian documentation to be consistent with firm, regulatory and industry standards, (ii) reviewing local market rules/opinions, and (iii) advising on subcustodian agreements; and
  • Assist with client due diligence questionnaires, marketing material, responses to clients’ Request-For-Proposals and various other ad hoc requests typical to supporting a dynamic and constantly growing business.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Qualified as a lawyer in India or other common law jurisdiction with at least 2 and up to 7 years of post-qualification legal experience (either as in-house counsel in the financial services industry or as a lawyer in a top-tier law firm);
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, together with the ability to communicate and articulate legal issues effectively with colleagues at all levels and across different jurisdictions;
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills;
  • Ability to prioritise and proactively manage workflow in a multi-jurisdictional transaction environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build close rapport with internal stakeholders across Sales, Product, Client Service, Operation, Risk and Compliance functions across jurisdictions;
  • Ability to timely and appropriately identify risks and escalate issues to relevant stakeholders;
  • Ability to adapt and apply legal skills in new contexts, to new businesses and subjects in which one may not have prior relevant experience, and willingness to develop and excel beyond his/ her comfort zone; and
  • Ability to manage and control legal risks in a constructive manner.

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