Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation seeks a derivatives counsel for its swap and treasury businesses. The role will include analysis, advocacy and implementation concerning new regulations or changes to existing regulations. It will also include transactional work and general business representation. The position may also focus on securities business. Reporting to theManaging Director / Deputy General Counsel, the candidate will exercise substantial independence and will be provided significant opportunities to work with senior management.
Derivatives related responsibilities include advising on the Commodity Exchange Act, Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulation, exchange and clearing house rules, National Futures Association examinations, swap transactions, ISDA master agreemenst, netting and providing enforceability opinions. Securities related responsibilities may include advice and counsel with respect to all aspects of an institutional securities business including treasury activities, investment banking, fixed income and equity sales and trading, debt and equity capital markets, structured finance and corresponding back office activities. An understanding of bank holding company and related rules and regulations will also be helpful.
Position may also entail general legal work on financial products, ancillary agreements, regulation, litigation and other matters.
Admission to NY Bar
3-7 years of derivatives and securities law experience at international bank or law firm
Cross border experience helpful
Strong communication skills, including public speaking and advocacy
Cross cultural sensitivity