Your field of responsibility
Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific Markets ( APAC Markets ) legal team is seeking a full-time lawyer based in Hong Kong to provide legal support to various APAC Markets business-units with a primary focus on corporate equities derivatives, FX and rates derivatives.
Key aspects of the role include :
Your future colleagues
The team is a key partner of the APAC Markets business, advising on legal and regulatory issues applicable to overall business strategy, in addition to detailing new products and transaction execution.
Working closely with structurers, traders and sales teams at all stages of the transaction life cycle, the role will enable the successful candidate to develop a high level of specialist legal expertise in corporate equities derivatives.
As the business operates on a global basis, the role will involve direct responsibility for transactions in APAC and regular exposure with colleagues in EMEA and US.
We are a department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values.
This position offers remote working opportunities for an agreed amount of days per week.
Your skills and experience
This is a technically challenging and highly rewarding role which offers the opportunity to work on high quality tailored equity derivatives and financing transactions from a technical and commercial perspective.
Knowledge / Experience :
Transaction experience / product knowledge in derivatives (preferably equities)
ISDA documentation experience at transactional level (collars, forwards, total return swaps, call spreads)
ISDA documentation general experience at Master Agreement level
Broad knowledge of financial services legal and regulatory issues
Common law qualified lawyer
5-6 PQE in banking and / or derivatives
Post-qualification experience of structuring transactions and drafting documentation for derivatives and / or structured finance transactions gained at an international law firm and / or leading financial institution
Outstanding technical skills, including drafting skills, and analytical ability and familiarity with ISDA documentation
Strong communication skills (both written and oral), to perform a role with a high degree of front office contact and negotiate documentation with clients
Good business judgement and commercial competence
Outstanding time management and prioritisation skills
Ability to work as part of a team, as the role requires collaboration with different partners and functions across several jurisdictions within CS
The ability to work in an organised and disciplined manner, a creative and strategic problem solver with the ability to influence, build positive relationships with clients, front office and team members, deal constructively with conflicts, take decisions independently in situations requiring quick analysis and adapt to fast-paced environment involving multiple and simultaneous issues and transactions
Ability to respond to challenging workplace demands and remain resilient and have good judgement under pressure
Ambitious, dedicated, hardworking and can work independently whilst also working collaboratively and deliver on time with a high level of integrity, attention to detail and quality standards
Have a curiosity about financial markets and products enabling them to partner effectively with structurers, traders, client relationship managers and internal control functions
The ability to take ownership to manage CS' legal risk as a trusted legal advisor
Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives.
Your new employer
Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.
We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.
Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.
We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible.
Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law.
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