Legal Professionals

Location UK / Derry

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1367601

 Job Description

We are seeking individuals to join our growing legal team in the North West, who have experience of analysing, drafting, negotiating and advising on busy portfolios of client documentation requests.

ARE YOU FINTRU?

 

Are you professional, passionate and do you enjoy working as part of a great team?

 

About FinTrU

 

Founded in December 2013, FinTrU is a multi-award winning financial services company that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on the global stage with the largest international investment banks. FinTrU provides its clients with high quality, cost-effective, near-shore resourcing solutions.

 

FinTrU’s products are: Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC, Operations and Consultancy. Its clients are all Tier 1 Investment Banks based in London, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Paris.

 

FinTrU currently employs 270 staff at its two Belfast city centre offices, located in The Gasworks and Pakenham Street and in Carlisle House in Derry/Londonderry.

 

Whilst FinTrU is managed as a profit-driven organisation, Darragh McCarthy, Founder & CEO, also considers FinTrU as having a social purpose to create high-quality professional employment on the island of Ireland. Prior to FinTrU’s establishment, Darragh thoroughly researched various locations across Ireland to determine which location FinTrU should establish in.

 

The availability of a high number of talented graduates in the job market, coupled with support from Invest NI and cost-effectiveness of Northern Ireland made it the obvious choice as a base for FinTrU. These factors have enabled FinTrU to offer a unique and highly competitive alternative to the more traditional off-shore outsourcing solutions often favoured by Investment Banks.

 

Awards


‘Best Company to Work For’ – Belfast Business Awards 2018

‘Fast Growth Business of the Year’ – Belfast Business Awards 2018

‘Fast Growth Business of the Year’ – Aer Lingus TakeOff Business Awards 2018

‘Best Place to Work’ – Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2018

‘Employer of the Year’ – Northern Ireland Chamber Business Awards 2018

‘High Growth Business of the Year’ – Northern Ireland Chamber Business Awards 2018

 

Role Responsibilities

 

  • Carry out legal capacity and authority due diligence checks
  • Review and implement advice from collateral netting and legal opinions
  • Draft, negotiate and arrange for the execution of a wide range of legal trading documentation including, but not limited to, ISDAs, CSAs, GMRAs, GMSLAs, Prime Brokerage documentation to facilitate trading in line with current financial regulations
  • Liaise with trading desks, client relationship teams, risk management and specialist legal teams to resolve various derivatives-related issues
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders on client launches and priorities to ensure timely execution of all trading documentation
  • Liaise with the appropriate teams to ensure trading accounts are activated and ready to meet Day-1 trading requirements
  • Ensure all trading documentation is in adherence with MiFID II, Dodd-Frank EMIR and other regulatory requirements where necessary
  • Liaise with local counsel in multiple jurisdictions to register security interests created under new client trading relationships

 

Required Experience

 

  • Undergraduate law degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a documentation negotiator independently analysing, drafting, negotiating and advising on a busy portfolio of client documentation requests (including ISDA/CSA/GMRA/GMSLA and other related documents)
  • Experience of working with an investment bank, asset manager, stock exchange, clearing house or depositary (either in-house or through a third party intermediary)
  • Working knowledge of the financial services industry specifically with regards to the regulations affecting the derivatives market (Dodd-Frank and EMIR)

 

Desirable Experience

 

  • Language skills, preferably Spanish, German, Italian or Dutch

 

Person Specification

 

  • Self-starter with a proactive approach and ability to work without supervision
  • Excellent business judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and high-quality standards of documentation, processes and control environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills, both verbally and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • An ability to influence people across different locations
  • Legally eligible to work in the United Kingdom