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Legal – Documentation Specialist, AVP, CIB, Markets Documentations, Hong Kong

Req #: 180020318
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HK
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 20000 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at



The current opening is for a professional within the APAC Derivatives Master Documentation Team with responsibility for negotiation of Derivative Master Documentation



  • Prepare, negotiate and execute master derivatives  master agreements (such as NAFMII, ISDA Master Agreement, Credit Support Annex and related documentation including guarantees, letters of comfort, amendment agreements, termination agreements, and novation agreements, securities lending and repo financing documents, confidentiality agreements, bilateral regulatory agreements (such as Dodd-Frank Protocol 2 and EMIR), CDEA and other relevant ancillary agreements arising from global regulatory changes) with institutional clients, including banks, investment managers, funds, corporates and multi-national companies incorporated in Asia ex Japan, and private banking clients

  • Review and analyze legal documentation such as constitutions,  investment manager agreements, signing authority documents to determine capacity and authority to enter into derivatives master agreements

  • Review and provide comments to Termsheets and Confirmations and incorporate terms and conditions as instructed by relevant stakeholders

  • Provide internal stakeholders with legal analysis and advise on master agreements related issues

  • Develop and maintain external client and front office sales relationships, work closely with other members of the Documentation Team and co-ordinate with other risk management areas (such as Credit ,Tax, and Collateral Management)  for discussions, comments and approvals

  • Work closely with the Operations team to complete the execution of the master agreements

  • Actively participate in internal and industry working group calls and global calls

  • Take a leading role in assisting with monitoring and implementing of documentation changes arising from ongoing local and global regulatory developments (such as Margin for Uncleared Swaps and Dodd Frank)

  • Take a leading role in project managing various project driven initiatives both locally and regionally

  • Participate in master agreement related ad hoc issues

  • Retrieval of executed documents and legal agreements from the internal document repository system

  • Monitor and track the progress of  negotiations for the team by means of spreadsheets 

  • Documentation preparation for business meetings and taking minutes

  • Qualified lawyer and/or holder of law degree with investment banking experience

  • Experience with ISDA master agreement negotiations for Asia-Pacific (ex Japan)

  • Good understanding of global and local regulatory changes in the derivatives area

  • Language skills (written and spoken): English and Mandarin (both traditional and simplified Chinese reading and drafting skills) is a plus

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and organizational skills

  • High integrity and a good team player

  • Able to work under pressure in a fast pace environment and manage internal and external client expectations

  • Solid quantitative skills and strong interest in business, economics and law

  • Willingness and ability to provide quality service to internal and external clients and to promote and enhance the JPMorgan franchise

  • Proficiency and interest in technology and systems development

  • Organized, pro-active, ability to handle multiple priority matters simultaneously and work efficiently within tight timeframes, detail-oriented and self-sufficient


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