Counsel, Markets FX
BNY Mellon
Hong Kong
5天前

Position Summary

An attorney with strong ISDA documentation negotiation skills and foreign exchange and derivatives background. Knowledge of NAFMII Agreements.

Serve as in-house legal counsel for the Markets’ growing foreign exchange business in APAC region. Advise the business, Compliance and other business partners on legal issues relating to transactions, relationships with clients and new business and operational initiatives.

Serve as liaison with outside law firms. Support transactional matters for Corporate Treasury function in APAC. Prepare pertinent legal reports.

Review and make recommendations on proposed contracts and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide support with respect to legal documentation (including ISDA Master Agreements and Collateral Agreements, NAFMII Agreements and Supplements, FX Spot letters, attestation letters, industry protocols & etc.
  • related to the foreign exchange and derivatives business in APAC. Review and draft ancillary documentation (e.g. guarantees, non-disclosure agreements, consent letters, authorization documents & etc.)

  • Review of consitutional documents, netting, collateral and capacity opinions as may be required as well as assist with draft of additional bespoke provisions of particular jurisdictions or counterparty types.
  • Review liquidity arrangements, repurchase agreements, account opering documentation and securities purchse agreements for Corporate Treasury department in APAC.
  • Assist operation team in Singapore on issues relating to documentation. Assist in creating standardized documentation, precedents and relevant legal procedures for transactions.
  • Liaise with relevant internal stakeholders in APAC and in New York head office (including but not limited to trading, sales, credit, treausry, tax & etc)
  • Keep work in progess records up to date and disseminate information with regard to executed documentation.
  • Provide transactional support to the Markets FX business in APAC and act as subject area expert and make significant contrubution to guiding the business, Compliance and other business partners on legal matters.
  • Assist on external and internal approval processes. Liaise with external counsel when required.

  • Identify risks and make proactive recommendations to mitigate and / or eliminate such riks.
  • Review and comment on marketing materials,disclosure documents and client presentations for the business and marketing departments and advise on cross-border marketing restrictions in various APAC jurisdictions.
  • Conduct legal review on cross-border marketing restrictions, fly-in fly-out arrangements, and changes of FX and OTC derivatives regulations in APAC and liaise with local counsel in each relevant jurisdictions to obtain relevant advice on such review.
  • Review legal opinions and prepare useful summaries for the business and other stakeholders in APAC.

  • Support business, risk and compliance colleagues in the development of new policies and procedures.
  • Support global transactional projects and other ad hoc projects relating to the busienss. Coordinate with colleagues in the United States and other regions on major projects and items of common interests including, without limitation, common approaches to risks.
  • Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ direct experience negotiating ISDA Master Agreements and Collateral Agreements is required. Knowledge of NAFMII Agreements.
  • In depth understanding of the legal basis for netting and collateralization. Derivatives and foreign exchange legal experience required.

  • In depth commercial awareness of direct competitors.
  • Strong knowledge of applying developed historical, emerging laws and regulations in APAC countries.
  • Ability to meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical and drafting abilities.
  • Evaluate complex situations using multiple sources of information.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and creativity to resolve issues.
  • Take ownership of issues.
  • Think broadly
  • Developed communication skills to negotiate and often at higher levels.
  • BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities / Females / Individuals with Disabilities / Protected Veterans.

    Our ambition is to build the best global team one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve and to empower our team to do their best work.

    We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

    BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities / Females / Individuals With Disabilities / Protected Veterans.

    Our ambition is to build the best global team one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve and to empower our team to do their best work.

    We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

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