Legal Professionals

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Negotiable

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1386976

 Job Description

We are seeking a qualified solicitor or legal professional with experience of drafting and negotiating contracts, working knowledge of ISDA/CSA with regards to equity products, working knowledge of prime brokerage, the derivatives market and financial services industry.


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.



‘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 advise from collateral netting and legal opinions
  • Draft, negotiate and arrange for the execution of a wide range of OTC, listed and clearing documentation such as ISDA Master Agreements, collateral agreements, futures agreements, execution agreements, exchange traded derivative agreements and other derivatives legal agreements to facilitate derivative trading in line with current financial regulations
  • Manage and implement documentation requirements for Prime Brokerage services
  • 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, and EMIR requirements where necessary
  • Liaise with local counsel in multiple jurisdictions to register security interests created under new client trading relationships

Required Experience

  • Qualified Solicitor or Legal Professional
  • Experience of drafting and negotiating ISDA/CSA and/or related documents, specifically with regards to equity products and clearing
  • Experience of working with an investment bank, asset manager, stock exchange, clearing house or depositary  
  • 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