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Legal – Senior Counsel, Assistant Vice President, Capital Markets, Corporate and Investment Banking, Hong Kong/ Singapore

Req #: 180007125
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 www.jpmorganchase.com


JPMorgan Chase is seeking a junior to mid-level lawyer in Singapore/Hong Kong to provide legal support and advice to the Investment Banking business in Asia-Pacific. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to build an exciting career in a leading global Investment Bank and to play a key part in managing legal risks for JPMorgan in a fast-growing region. The successful candidate must have strong analytical and collaborative skills.


The successful candidate will be:

  • providing legal support to the Investment Banking (Capital Markets and M&A businesses) in the APAC region, with a primary focus on Equity Capital Markets transactions and the opportunity to work on Debt Capital Markets and M&A transactions.

  • reviewing, negotiating and assisting with drafting of Confidentiality Agreements, mandate letters, Underwriting and related documentation

  • assisting the business with deal structuring and terms from a legal and risk perspective

  • advising management and other functional partners on legal and regulatory issues generally

  • instructing and working with external counsel, reviewing and negotiating legal opinions and supervising the legal due diligence involving the business and transactions

  • developing and maintaining client and service provider relationships, co-coordinating with other risk management areas of J.P. Morgan, including the Compliance department

  • providing legal analysis in relation to new business initiatives and products

  • participating in product and industry working group calls and meetings

  • assisting in the review and development of legal forms, policies, procedures and systems

  • participating actively in product legal department initiatives including regulatory review and other projects

QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3-5 years’ PQE with experience in working in the region (with a preference for qualification from U.S, Hong Kong, Singapore and/or England & Wales)
  • Solid Equity Capital Markets experience in a top tier law firm and/or financial institution, additional Debt Capital Markets or M&A experience would be viewed favorably
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with senior business personnel and stakeholders in other functions
  • Self-directed and highly motivated attitude coupled with an ability to work effectively in a high performing team
  • Relevant in-house experience with comparable financial institutions not compulsory but will be viewed favorably
  • Chinese (Mandarin) speaking, reading and writing skills will be viewed favorably
  • Attorney must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing in the state/jurisdiction in which the position is based or otherwise in compliance with the in-house counsel registration rules of that state/jurisdiction.
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