Derivatives Role - 1-3 PQE - US Law Firm

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Law Firms

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  • Salary:

    £125000 - £155000 per annum

  • Contact:

    James Berry

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


The Role

The ideal candidate for this role would be someone who wants to work in an innovative and commercial environment at the forefront of the Derivatives landscape from both a UK and US perspective. Clients include Investment banks, Funds, and Corporates.

The group is small but is growing. They have a well-defined slot for a mid-level who wants face to face relationships with clients and wants to work in one of the few specialisied Derivatives focused practices in the city.

Main duties

* Drafting and reviewing prospectuses, offering circulars and other disclosure documents
* Drafting and reviewing trust deeds/indentures, agency agreements and subscription/dealer agreements
* Advising clients and drafting legal opinions
* Arranging closing mechanics such as clearing


You will be familiar with a range of derivative products including using derivatives in the context of corporate transactions, have trained at a leading firm.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

* Familiarity with ISDA definitions and documentation, in particular with equity derivatives, and the ability to draft the relevant derivatives documentation (including but not limited to ISDA schedules, confirmations, amendment agreements and other bespoke derivative documentation). Ideally the candidate will also have experience of other underlying asset classes and OTC derivatives generally
* Knowledge of regulations affecting the derivatives market, such as EMIR, and more generally, MiFID II
* Flexibility and ability to adapt to work on different types of structured finance matters, for example, CLOs and related warehousing, margin loans, or refinancing through structured issuances
* An interest and general awareness of the cryptocurrency market, to undertake research in this area and provide advice to client

Qualifications and Skills

1 years PQE+. The firm will consider applicants outside this range if they can demonstrate the necessary competencies.

You will have trained at a leading, established firm. This will ideally be within private practice, but applicants with in house backgrounds will also be considered if they can demonstrate the necessary technical competencies.

You will have strong academics, with a minimum 2.1 (or equivalent) from a top university.

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