Derivatives Lawyer - 4+ PQE - London

Ref: 292 Date Posted: Tuesday 14 Nov 2023

Salary from £145,000 - £185,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
This highly respected and well-liked international law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to join their busy and thriving Derivatives practice in London. Their highly rated team holds a unique position amongst the other premier law firms operating in this sector in that, not only do they advise investment banks, but also act as the adviser of choice to highest profile end-users in the European derivatives market, including the largest hedge fund and institutional asset managers. They are seeking an energetic and ambitious individual to join this leading buy-side Derivatives team, which is an integral part of the firm's award-winning asset management and funds practice. You will have exposure to a wide variety of work, including (i) reviewing/negotiating the full spectrum of derivative and trading documentation for hedge fund and other asset management clients; (ii) providing strategic advice to buy-side clients on all regulatory change projects impacting the derivatives and trading market (incl. EMIR, SFTR, Securitisation Regulation, SFDR, MiFID2, BMR,BRRD and IBOR transition); (iii) supporting clients in their implementation of UMR initial margin projects for Phases 5 and 6; (iv) drafting netting and collateral enforceability opinions and reviews; and (v) advising on UCITS asset eligibility and AIFMD requirements impacting portfolio transactions. To thrive in this role, you'll need to enjoy focusing on the detail of drafting and negotiating high-level deal documentation and playing a key role in driving transactions and projects forward; while also being sensitive to client needs, and enjoy being client facing and involved in BD. The role offers excellent career development and genuine future prospects to go all the way with this firm. For more details, please apply now!