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Corporate & Investment Bank - Treasury Services & Global Trade Transactions Legal Counsel - Assistant Vice President

Req #: 180008209
Location: Singapore, 01, SG
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 8000 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Job Overview
 
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”) is seeking to hire Legal Counsel to join its Regional Legal Team to provide legal advisory and transactional support to the Bank’s Treasury Services (“TS”) and Global Trade (“Trade”) businesses in Asia Pacific.
 
TS’s principal activities include providing cash and liquidity management products and services for multi-national corporations, non-bank financial institutions and government bodies worldwide. The Bank’s Trade business comprises Traditional Trade (import/export documentary collections and letters of credit, guarantees/SBLCs), Supply Chain Finance (buyer led/supplier led programs) and Trade Finance Loans (export LC financing, draft discounting, import LC/bill financing, pre-export/payables/receivables financing).
 
Location and Reporting Line
 
The position is based in Singapore and reports to the APAC Head of Treasury Services & Global Trade Transactions Legal.
 
Responsibilities
 
As a member of the APAC Treasury Services and Global Trade Legal group, the role will primarily comprise:
               
  • providing legal support and advice to the TS and Trade businesses on a wide range of client related transactional matters including reviewing, negotiating, drafting and finalising contracts with the Bank’s borrowers and customers;
  • liaising and coordinating with local, regional and global legal counter-parts and functional partners on legal issues including those concerning cross-border activities and cross-business projects; and
  • instructing and working with outside counsel.
Candidate Qualifications
 
  • Qualified lawyer with 3-8 years of post-qualification legal experience (optimally, a combination of experience as an in-house counsel in the financial services industry and as a lawyer in a mid/top tier law firm);
  • Experience in cash management, credit transactions, supply chain finance, factoring, receivables purchase, ICC Uniform Practices will be an advantage as will proficiency in Business Chinese;
  • Qualified in a common law jurisdiction or local jurisdiction in any of the Asia Pacific countries;
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills;
  • Able to communicate well and work in a cross-functional team to achieve common goals; and
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and respond to business needs and goals.
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