Lawyer - Private Side Coverage - (Syndikusrechtsanwalt/ Syndikusrechtsanwältin)
Morgan Stanley
Middle East
منذ 22 ساعات

Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic.

Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow.

A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Role Profile

The purpose of the MSEHSE Group Legal Department is to provide legal and regulatory advice to protect the MSEHSE Group’s financial wellbeing and reputation, and to assist the businesses and operations of the MSEHSE Group to understand legal risk and to comply with relevant financial services related laws, regulations, Morgan Stanley policies and standards.

The MSEHSE Group Legal Department is part of Morgan Stanley’s global legal division under the overall responsibility of the Chief Legal Officer.

The role holder reports to the MSEHSE Head of IBD / GCM / MSIM Private & Lending Legal.

Replaces in absence MSEHSE Head of IBD / GCM / MSIM Private & Lending Legal. Primary Responsibilities The Private Side Coverage Lawyer, a German qualified Lawyer, is to provide legal coverage in all kind of lending transactions (primary and secondary) to the Global Capital Markets Division (GCM) and the Fixed Income Division (FID) in relation to German and Austrian law to ensure that MSEHSE Group and related entities comply with internal policies, legal and regulatory requirements.

Furthermore, as with regard to other applicable laws to engagement and / or transactional documentation for GCM and FID lending activity, entered into by a member of the MSEHSE Group, the Private Side Coverage Lawyer is supporting the overlooking and monitoring of such engagements and transactions from a legal risk perspective for the MSEHSE Group.

The Private Side Coverage Lawyer will further support the broader private side business of the MSEHSE Group, which includes Investment Banking and GCM as well as MSIM Private business lines in their ongoing operations.

  • Providing legal advisory coverage on all matters relating to lending activities of the GCM and FID business units including primary and secondary lending activities, leveraged acquisition financing, relationship lending, real estate financing, promissory notes (Schuldscheindarlehen) and registered notes (Namensschuldverschreibungen), loan trading business
  • Preparation, negotiation, review, legal advice on and approval of German and Austrian law governed or related agreements and other documents
  • Preparation and review of standard forms and templates, as the case may be
  • Providing structuring advice and general legal advice to the lending business units
  • Review and amendment of NDAs
  • Complete transactions in priority order
  • Support senior legal staff
  • Support BUs and participate in negotiating contracts
  • Attendance at firm committees including CCC (credit committee) and franchise committee (if applicable) including preparation of minutes to the extent such minutes are to be prepared by the Legal Department (attendance possibly together with a senior coverage lawyer)
  • Involvement in Firm or Legal and Compliance Division related projects
  • Formulation and advice on applicable Firm policy
  • Advising on proposed new laws, regulations and changes in legislation which are relevant to lending business
  • Liaising with GCM and FID coverage lawyers worldwide to ensure consistent approach
  • Working with Compliance on delivering co-ordinated Legal and Compliance advice to the GCM and FID
  • Develop close working relationships across GCM and FID and support units
  • Develop strong client relationship
  • Involvement in internal training
  • Providing legal advisory coverage on all matters relating to IBD, GCM and MSIM Private activities including IPOs (primary and / or secondary equity offerings), primary rights offerings, equity-linked and debt offerings, block trades, acquisitions and disposals including spin-offs and other restructuring scenarios, takeovers and mergers, corporate law related questions in advisory mandates as well as financing (e.
  • g. relationship and leverage acquisition finance)

  • Advising on relevant engagement and execution documentation
  • Preparation, negotiation, review, legal advice on and approval of German and Austrian law governed or related agreements and other documents
  • Special Authorities : Power of attorney (Handlungsvollmacht) for MSESE and MSBAG


    Skills required (essential)

    The team is small and therefore requires a hands on approach which means that all lawyers are expected to get involved across the team’s portfolio of work as it continues to evolve.

    In fulfilling the responsibilities of the role, the role holder should take reasonable steps to meet the following expectations :

  • Performance
  • Deliver performance consistent with the Firm’s values, culture, ethics and conduct expectations including those listed in the individual Conduct Rules;
  • and maintain standards of technical and / or product knowledge as needed to fulfill the requirements of your role.Adhere to Morgan Stanley Group’s policies and procedures and, where applicable, those specific to the MSESE Group (including BU / Function-specific policies and procedures).

  • Leadership and Management
  • Promote an appropriate culture and standards within the MSEHSE Group Legal Department and across the MSEHSE Group, including in relation to the fair treatment of the MSEHSE Group’s customers and preserving market integrity;
  • Client and Stakeholder Relationships
  • Consider the potential impacts of the MSEHSE Group’s activities and exercise appropriate judgement to protect the MS Group’s reputation with clients, regulators and other external stakeholders;
  • Establish constructive relationships within the Firm (in particular, promoting appropriate interaction with relevant Clients, Support and Control Functions) and facilitate the Business’ / Group’s efforts to work collaboratively;
  • Communicate in a manner consistent with the Firm’s culture, values and ethics; and

    Provide for the protection of the Firm’s reputation.

  • Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all interviews will be conducted by phone or virtual connection to protect our candidates and employees.
  • Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential.

    Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences.

    Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.*LI-CC1

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