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AVP - Japan Markets

Minato, Japan

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Date live: Jun. 27, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Reference Code: 90390640

Contract: Permanent

Assistant Vice President Japan Markets Legal

Tokyo

As a Barclays Assistant Vice President Japan Markets Legal, you will have an opportunity to be accountable for legal risk management of a wide variety of transactional activity involving the Japan Markets business, focusing on a pan-asset class basis, including fixed income, FX, fund, equity, prime and credit linked products, including cash, derivatives and structured notes as well as advising on regulatory compliance of global and local market regulations.

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?

  • Being responsible for individual accountability for day-to-day, often real time, legal advice required to support the Japan Markets and banking businesses
  • Accounting for the development and maintenance of essential legal documentation including key templates used by the business
  • Structuring and drafting appropriate documentation for, pan-asset Markets products and transactions executed in Japan and potentially other APAC jurisdictions
  • Leading and managing external counsel in Japan including cost management of projects up to around USD 25,000
  • Being accountable for review and risk analysis of new products and business proposals for the Japan Markets businesses
  • Being responsible for the development of legal and compliance policy and procedures

What we’re looking for:

  • Qualified in Japanese or English law (or other common law jurisdictions) solicitor/attorney with material experience in structured products/derivatives/capital markets/finance
  • Working experience at a recognized law firm and/or as an in-house counsel at a recognized financial institution
  • Highly conversant with structured notes, derivatives, lending, and fund documentation in English
  • Demonstrable product knowledge involving Markets products

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Excellent Japanese language skills
  • Familiarity with Japanese market conventions
  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision

Where will you be working?

Our office is located in the Roppongi Hills building complex, one of the largest property developments in Japan, with modern and secure offices. The surroundings are known to be highly commercial, with restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to relax.

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More about working at Barclays

Barclays has been in Asia Pacific for over 50 years, supporting corporations and financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region and connecting them to the capital markets of UK, Europe and the Americas. For more information click here.

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.

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