Legal Job opening : Legal Officer at IFC – International Finance Corporation

About Company

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support IFC’s internal counsels on new and portfolio investments and advisory services in Asia in particular portfolio and Upstream projects. Applicants should also be able to provide “second chair” support on more complex transactions with a senior primary counsel.
  • Work autonomously and exercise independent judgment on straightforward financing and advisory transactions in the financial and real sector and follow-on same paper investments with existing clients in Asia. This includes advising internal clients at the business development stage, Term Sheet stage, and drafting and negotiating the transactions.
  • Handle portfolio work (independently for routine matters and under supervision for complex matters), including reviewing amendment and waiver documents and working on subsequent closings and disbursements.
  • Update guidance and precedents and work on legal and IFC policy research.
  • Effectively communicate corporate policies and objectives to internal and external clients.
  • Handle communications and articulate instructions to local counsel and external parties and follow-up with the same with a view to finalize IFC positions including in terms of drafting documents.
  • Provide guidance and oversee work produced by more junior staff in the legal department.

Selection Criteria

  • Law degree from a recognized university and admitted to practice law in at least one key jurisdiction in Asia
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working at an international law firm/institution or 4 years working at a local law firm in corporate/transactional matters preferably in financing work
  • Ability to advise business teams on standard legal questions
  • Ability to understand complex legal issues in debt and equity transactions and articulate arguments and rationale for the same
  • Proficient in the use of varied legal research sources, i.e., information databases, internet services, library sources
  • Proven legal analytical skills, as demonstrated through research and analysis of a wide range of legal issues and the ability to present results/ recommendations clearly and concisely
  • Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects/ tasks at the same time
  • Demonstrated commitment to core values, including excellence, mutual respect, collegiality, teamwork, diversity and inclusiveness, integrity, innovation, transparency, and accountability.
  • English language skills
  • Effective communication and strong interpersonal skills.

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