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Corporate and Investment Bank – Legal - Futures & Options and OTC Clearing Lawyer – Vice President

Req #: 180019881
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)
EMEA Futures & Options and OTC Clearing Legal Team – VP - Based in London
J.P.Morgan's F&O and OTC Clearing Legal team is looking for a motivated individual to draft, negotiate, and track Futures & Options and OTC Clearing agreements.  The role sits within the Markets Legal Practice in EMEA supporting the EMEA Regional Global Clearing Business.
Individual will be responsible for ensuring appropriate legal agreements are put in place with new clients being onboarded onto the F&O and OTC Clearing platform. The Position involves frequent interaction with Sales, Credit Risk, Client Service, Business Management and Operations internally and Dealers and Clients externally. 
Other responsibilities include coordinating Credit approvals, initiating Client documentation process with different production areas of the firm, and helping to resolve issues raised by Clients and the Business that relate to legal agreements. 
  • Drafting and finalizing business specific agreements with Dealers and Clients
  • Coordinating senior internal approvals
  • Interpreting, explaining and negotiating legal agreements to Clients and Executing Brokers
  • Strategize with Business on best way to manage changes to product development, risk or operational processes and help draft agreements to account for such changes
Skills and experience
  • Previous derivative documentation experience -Futures and Options experience or OTC derivatives prime brokerage (including ISDA Master) preferred
  • Legal Degree/Admitted Solicitor preferred (UK, Europe or Commonwealth)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be literate in Microsoft programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to manage projects and work independently
  •  Team player, confident, and proactive
About J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank:
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.  Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at
JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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