Securities Services – Agency Securities Finance Lawyer – Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The role is in the Legal Department and involves working closely with the respective business representatives and with other corporate functions, globally.

You will work closely with the Agency Securities Finance Business within Securities Services, on client negotiations, product development, development of legal policies and controls, day-to-day business support, and complex new business transactions. This role entails extensive, independent contact with, and support of, senior business personnel within the Agency Securities Finance Business and significant opportunity for career development within the wider EMEA Securities Services legal team.

We are looking for a highly motivated lawyer with the ability to work semi-supervised supporting a fast-paced and dynamic business who will work closely with the Business, liaising with other corporate functions within J.P. Morgan as required. The role is based in the Legal Department and involves a proportionate amount of time being spent with the Business on the trading floor.

Job responsibilities

  • Provision of legal guidance and expertise to the Business throughout Europe, specifically although not limited to Luxembourg and the UK, including general advice and negotiation and drafting of transaction documentation and contracts
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and guidance in relation to the flow business and generally, ad hoc legal advice, as required
  • Working with the Business and the respective industry groups to assess and implement new regulatory requirements
  • Assessing legal risk, advising on such risk and reviewing policies and procedures and processing changes to mitigate risk
  • Instructing and liaising with external counsel, as required. Advising the Business on key legal/regulatory issues
  • Participation in Projects and the development of operational processes which have a legal impact
  • Liaising with Business representatives and legal/compliance colleagues and other control functions (e.g. credit, tax etc) in EMEA and globally (US and Asia).

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • English qualified with post qualification experience with a City law firm or equivalent experience as lawyer obtained in private practice or in-house
  • Strong background in Securities Services business which includes agency securities financing would be ideal
  • Ability to understand the business needs and partner with the business to create solutions
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage complex projects and multitask successfully in fast-paced and complex business environment

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Background in providing legal services to operational intensive businesses
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