Intesa Sanpaolo is the banking group leader in Italy. Assisting more than 11,1 milion of retail customers through a network of 4400 branches, it significantly supports the development of Companies and gives an important sustain to the country's growth.
The Group has a selected retail banking presence in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, with approximately 1,200 branches and 7.
8 million customers in 12 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is also present in 29 countries in support of its corporate customers’ cross-
border business. It is looking for new qualify profiles who want to face demanding and challenging career path with the following requirements :
Scope and Purpose
Brief description of the overall function and main purpose of the role :
To perform the role of general corporate banking lawyer, in a legal team advising the branch and representative office network of the AME region Description of main duties and responsibilities :
Providing legal advice to all business and non-business areas of Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., Dubai HUB Branch
Advising the branch on legal matters
Reviewing new business relationships
Drafting articles and conducting legal research
Analyzing legal issues relating to proposed products
Providing supervision to outside lawyers hired to assist the branch with specialized legal requirements
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating corporate banking documentation - such as committed bilateral and syndicated loans (including documentation agency work), risk / funded participation agreements, guarantees and indemnities, letters of credit, secondary debt trading documentation
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating security documentation - for example, deposit agreements, account charges, escrow agreements and inter-creditor agreements
Advising on distressed debt, restructurings, work outs and related documentation.
Advising on insolvency and litigation issues
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating non-core business documentation - such as, IT contracts, property related contracts
Preparation and updating precedent and know-how systems
Providing support for corporate banking transactions
Assisting in legal risk management proceedings and procedures
Managing legal queries Supervisory and Managerial Responsibilities : The role involves the independent handling of legal and transactional matters under the supervision of the Head of Legal
Minimum of 5-7 years of post-qualified experience (PQE)
Well-developed commercial banking transaction experience (ideally, 2-3 years PQE) in general non-contentious banking and finance transactions (e.
g. bilateral, syndicated, project, asset finance), ideally from a top tier firm or international financial institution operating in the AME
A proven track record in transaction negotiation, oversight and execution
Superior written and oral communication skills
Legal project management experience
Experience in undertaking legal due diligence, disclosure, preparation of ancillary documents etc.,
Exposure to transactions
Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge
Educated in the European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Australia or New at one of the top institutions and have completed training at a Magic Circle or Top Tier law firm
Preferably admitted to practice in a European Union member state, the US, UK, Australia or New Zealand
Knowledge of the banking and commercial laws of countries across the Africa and Middle East regions (AME)
Fluent in English, Arabic preferred, Italian is a plus
Capacity to draft and review all types of commercial banking documentation, market counterparty documentation (e.g. ISDA) and ancillary contracts
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