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Assistant VP - Legal

Date live: Dec. 30, 2020

Location: Singapore

Reference Code: 90274738

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Legal

Contract: Permanent

Markets Lawyer


As a Barclays Markets Lawyer, you will be part of our Macro and Credit legal team that provides transactional support, legal risk management and advice to the Asia Pacific Markets Macro and Credit business. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your skills as a subject matter expert, whilst working within a collaborative team who will support and encourage your growth.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. 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.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting the business across a broad spectrum of fixed income and FX products, including cash, OTC derivatives, exchange traded derivatives and structured notes
  • Managing the day-to-day, often real time, legal advice required to support the business
  • Developing and maintaining essential legal documentation including key templates used by the business
  • Drafting documentation and managing the structuring, and regulatory treatment of, a wide range of structured products and transactions
  • Managing external counsel in jurisdictions across APAC
  • Involvement in the review and risk analysis of new products and business proposals for the business
  • Shared responsibility for developing legal and compliance policy and procedures

What we’re looking for:

  • Qualified solicitor in the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia
  • Relevant experience in OTC, exchange traded derivatives, and/or the structured products department of a top tier international financial institution or legal practice
  • Working knowledge of FIA documentation, ISDA documentation and various ISDA product definitions
  • Demonstrable product knowledge across fixed income, rates and Foreign Exchange cash and derivative (including exchange traded derivatives) products

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Experience in managing legal and regulatory issues in emerging markets, including experience of reviewing industry collateral/netting opinions
  • Working knowledge of US, UK, EU and Asia regulations such as Dodd-Frank, EMIR, MIFID II, BMR is preferred

Where will you be working?

Our office is located in Marina Bay Financial Centre, which has been carefully crafted into a “city in a garden”. Overlooking the scenic skyline along the Marina Bay waterfront, the green spaces and rooftop terraces have been designed to optimise employee well-being. The centre provides an integrated live-work-play development, surrounded by shops, restaurants, gyms and an alfresco dining area. Our convenient office location means you’re just a 5-minute walk from the nearest MRT station.


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More about working at Barclays

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Respect: We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.

Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.

Service: We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.

Excellence: We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.

Stewardship: We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.

We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Dynamic Working is a flexible approach to working. Dynamic Working empowers each of us to work in a way that suits ours lives, so we can better serve our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer; whether you need study time or ‘me’ time, Dynamic Working is designed to help you balance your life.