Legal Job Opening: Senior Counsel at Deutsche Bank, Mumbai

Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network is looking to hire a Senior Counsel for their Legal Department at their Mumbai Office.

Job Description:

Legal Department has a fundamental responsibility to protect the Bank. With group-wide responsibility for the management and control of legal risk, we have a unique vantage point which allows us a holistic view of our businesses and our clients.

In an increasingly complex environment, legal risk management is fast-becoming the most sought after place to build a career within the banking world. The Regional Office Legal team (“RO team”) in Mumbai has thirty odd lawyers providing derivative documentation and transaction legal support to various businesses of the Bank across the APAC, EU and US regions.

You will spend a significant amount of your time drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and producing documents, relating to derivative transactions and your role will involve you liaising directly with the front office and the Bank’s diverse client base. In your role, you would be responsible for delivery, process and client management. You will have to ensure high quality of drafts and negotiations, identify the gaps and bridge the gaps with training, innovative and out-of-box thinking. You would also be responsible for building capability and capacity within the system that encourages an SME culture and environment.

What we’ll offer you:

As part of our flexible scheme, here are just some of the benefits that you’ll enjoy

Best in class leave policy

Gender neutral parental leaves

100% reimbursement under child care assistance benefit (gender neutral)

Employee Assistance Program for you and your family members

Comprehensive Hospitalization Insurance for you and your dependents

Accident and Term life Insurance

Complementary Health screening for 35 yrs. and above

Position Description:

Drafting and negotiating amongst others, ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support documents, Global Master Repurchase Agreements, Prime Brokerage Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements and all other relevant documentation and subsequent amendments, for clients in the APAC region.

Reviewing constitutional documents and ensuring that all requisite corporate consents and approvals are in place prior to finalization of agreements and subsequent trading.

Provide advisory support to junior lawyers on documentation and related matters.

Take lead on various documentation and process improvement initiatives.

Liaising and coordinating with the Risk Division of bank and other internal departments as necessary.

Building a strong relationship with the client, understanding their needs and business operations and working very closely with clients to improve their satisfaction.

Understanding business and regulatory requirements and ensuring legal documentation functions are performed in line with those requirements.

Providing training and guidance to others on the team in relation to work, performance and development.

Thinking out-of-box and providing solution.

Required education, experience & skills:

Law Degree or Commonwealth qualified lawyer or solicitor with 9 to 12 years year of PQE in financial products or commercial contracts drafting and negotiations.

Previous derivatives documentation or general corporate experience gained in a law firm or in-house will be an advantage)

People management responsibility with focus on work delivery management and people development (preferable).

Strong problem solving and/or analytical skills.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Ability to read complex legal documents with confidence, ease and understanding.

Excellent legal drafting ability and eye for detail.Other skills:

Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to forge strong relationship with internal departments and team members.

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent organizational skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills to manage teams.

How we’ll support you:

Intensive training on derivative documentation and Bank’s policies around documentation standards

Continuous mentoring and guidance from seniors on the team

Merit based career progression

A culture of continuous learning to aid progression

A range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your needs

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About the Company:

Deutsche Bank is the leading German bank with strong European roots and a global network. In a fundamental transformation, the bank focuses on its core strengths in a newly created Corporate Bank, a leading Private Bank, a focused investment bank and in asset management. We provide banking services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals. Deutsche Bank was founded in 1870 to accompany German businesses into the world. We’ve worked across borders ever since.

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