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Job Details: Legal Associate

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Legal Associate
United Kingdom
Belfast or Derry/Londonderry
We are looking for talented and ambitious Legal Associates and Senior Associates to join the 'Best Company to Work For' (Belfast Business Awards 2018 & 2019). The successful candidates will work within our teams to support our global Tier 1 Investment Banking clients across a broad range of functions.
Please see below.
We are looking for talented and ambitious Legal Associates and Senior Associates to join the 'Best Company to Work For' (Belfast Business Awards 2018 & 2019).  The successful candidates will work within our teams to support our global Tier 1 Investment Banking clients across a broad range of functions.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be based in our Belfast or North West (Derry/Londonderry) offices.  All of our offices remain closed but, thanks to FinTrU's technology infrastructure, we are able to recruit and onboard joiners remotely.

Role Responsibilities
  • We have a number of roles currently available across our Business As Usual and Projects teams. Responsibilities can include any of the following:
  • Drafting, negotiation and execution of amendment documentation to facilitate LIBOR / CSDR remediation
  • Drafting, negotiating and arranging for the execution of a wide range of legal trading documentation including, but not limited to, OTC Derivatives Clearing and Prime Brokerage documentation, to facilitate trading in line with current financial regulations
  • Liaising with trading desks, client relationship teams, risk management and specialist legal teams to resolve various derivatives-related issues
  • Carrying out legal capacity and authority due diligence checks
  • Reviewing and implementing advice from collateral netting and legal opinions
  • Contributing to the supervision and oversight of analysts within the team
  • Working closely with relevant stakeholders on client launches and priorities to ensure timely execution of all trading documentation
  • Liaising with the appropriate teams to ensure trading accounts are activated and ready to meet Day-1 trading requirements
  • Liaising with local counsel in multiple jurisdictions
Required Experience
  • Undergraduate degree is essential, preferably in law
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of working with an investment bank, law firm, asset manager, stock exchange, clearing house or depositary (either in-house or through a third party intermediary)
  • Working knowledge of the financial services industry, specifically with regards to the regulations affecting the derivatives market, is desirable
  • Language skills, preferably Spanish, German, Italian or French, are desirable 
Person Specification
  • Self-starter with a proactive approach and ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent business judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high-quality standards of documentation, processes and control environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment and to excel in working to deadlines
  • Ability to influence people across different locations 

We reserve the right to alter or amend the shortlisting criteria at any time during the process.
Bachelor's Degree
2 years
Full Time
Generous company pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Health cash plan
Life assurance
Income protection
Minimum 25 days annual leave, plus ten bank holidays
Personal training budget
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Employee Assistance Programme
Company-funded Christmas and Summer Parties (virtually for now!)
Diverse and inclusive social and cultural calendar
Cycle to Work scheme
Competitive salary
Performance related bonus award
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