Legal Counsel – Corporate & Trade Finance
McNair Partnership
Dubai, Dubai, AE
5d ago
source : WHATJOBS

Legal Counsel Corporate & Trade Finance

Position Summary

In charge of providing legal support to all departments and business lines of the bank, with emphasis on Corporate Finance and Trade Finance.

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Legal, the Legal Counsel will be in charge of :

  • Assisting in the negotiating documentation relevant to Conventional and Islamic financing transactions and highlighting any associated legal risk on such transactions.
  • Assisting in standardising contracts, developing standard agreements and contributing to the approval of new activities and products, complex and cross border transactions (with emphasis on Corporate Finance and Trade Finance).
  • Prepare, reviewing, drafting and negotiating legal documentation in relation to Banks day to day operations and activities.
  • Coordinating and liaising with external Legal Counsels in providing legal services as and when required.
  • Performing any other duties assigned but the Head of Legal.
  • Developing awareness and training programs on legal risk aspects for Banks employees.
  • Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

    The Legal Counsel will :

  • Comply with all relevant legal, regulatory and internal compliance requirements, policies and procedures as issued.
  • Comply with financial security requirements including but not limited to, the prevention of financial crime and fraud including reporting obligations to the Money Laundering Reporting Officers.
  • Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain legal, regulatory, market practise capability.
  • Establish procedures and template for documents relating to specific activity.
  • Participate in legal documentation working groups.
  • Legal assessment and advisory on the mitigation of legal risks.
  • Experience

  • At least 5 years of post-qualification relevant legal experience, either from private practise or in-house (in a financial institution) with extensive exposure to financing.
  • Strong background in financing (3 or more years of experience negotiating LMA documentation) with an emphasis on corporate finance and trade finance.
  • Strong knowledge in legal aspects / documentation of trade guarantees.
  • Familiar with the legal aspects of general banking activities.
  • Familiar with Islamic banking transactions / documentation.
  • Familiar with the laws of the GCC particularly the UAE.
  • Familiar with DIFC laws.
  • Common Law qualified advocate or lawyer.
  • About The Company

    The McNair Partnership is a specialist executive search firm providing a range of recruitment solutions to global industry using traditional and proprietary search methods.

    With offices in the UK and the Middle East, our team of recruitment experts have unrivalled market intelligence across a variety of industry sectors and have successfully searched and recruited best-of-breed candidates for jobs in Financial Services, Energy, Construction, Law and General Commerce throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific over the last 18 years.

    We are the trusted recruitment partners of some of the most successful businesses and brands, large and small, delivering effective Search, Selection, and Interim services to suit your needs.

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