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Date live: Mar. 22, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90385497

Contract: Permanent

Equities and Corporate Derivatives Lawyer

Hong Kong

As a Barclays Equities and Corporate Derivatives Lawyer, you will be accountable for the legal risk management of a wide variety of equities related and corporate derivatives and equity derivative transactions for the Asia pacific markets business. Your coverage includes corporate derivatives, cash equities, prime services, equity financing, equity derivatives and a range of cross border issues.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

  • Providing legal advice required to support the Equities business and corporate derivatives business across APAC, excluding Japan
  • Structuring, regulatory treatment and drafting documentation for products and transactions executed across jurisdictions with many different counterparties
  • Focusing on equities and equity linked derivatives
  • Developing and maintain essential legal documentation including key templates used by the business
  • Leading and managing external counsel in jurisdictions across APAC, excluding Japan
  • Conducting review and risk analysis of new products and business proposals
  • Keeping abreast of new regulations and market practices relevant to the Equities’ business
  • Sharing responsibility for development of legal and compliance policy and procedures

What we’re looking for:

  • Qualified lawyer with experience in corporate derivatives and Equities’ products in a top tier international financial institution or law firm
  • Experienced with ISDA documentation and product definitions such as ISDA equity derivative, and other industry standard master documentation (e.g. GMSLA and GMRA)
  • Solid legal risk management and communication skills with managing multiple stakeholders in the context of complex transactions and be a pro-active team player
  • Mandarin language skills

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Some experience with US, EU and/or Asia derivatives regulation
  • Genuine interest in this area of the law and has exposure to topical developments in regulatory changes and derivatives throughout Asia

Where will you be working?

Our offices are situated in the center of Hong Kong’s financial district, at 2 Queen’s Road. Cheung Kong Centre is an investment banking hub that offers panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Kowloon Peninsula. There is a variety of local amenities and you will be just a short walk from shopping malls, health clubs and multiple transport links.

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