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Structured Products Lawyer

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help. If you are a client-focused professional who wants your ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of highly regarded legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Elevate is a next generation global legal service provider that ranked 53rd on the Inc. 5000 in 2016, a prestigious annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies. We help law firms and corporate legal departments with practical ways to improve efficiency, quality and outcomes.

At Elevate we live our core values.

  • We deliver - We are careful about the commitments we make to our customers and to each other. We do what we say we will. 
  • We Innovate - We celebrate creativity. We challenge the status quo and continuously ask of ourselves, and each other how can we improve. 
  • We care - We listen to our customers’ needs and help them solve their business problems. Our work is a positive influence on our personal lives and the lives of our families.

Elevate’s client is a Top- Tier Law Firm with offices around the world. They are in need of a Structured Products lawyer to support the Structured Products London legal team.

Key activities of the Structured Products Team include:

  • Drafting and reviewing of the legal documentation in relation to bespoke derivatives, repo or securities lending transactions, collateralised financing transactions, structured deposits, agreements relating to the distribution of products.
  • Setting up of various schemes dedicated to the company’s clients and employees.
  • Establishment and maintenance of various issuance programmes and related agreements for the company or special purpose vehicles used as issuers of notes, certificates, warrants, preference shares, bonds and covered bonds.
  • Drafting final terms of warrants, securitised derivatives and bespoke structured debt agreements, New product Committees, dispute resolution and engagement with the Structuring teams including Compliance, Tax and other internal stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with day to day transaction management of structured products issuances, principally in the form of a Warrant wrapper (but may also include issuances of Notes and Preference Shares) and referencing underlyings across the asset class spectrum.
  • The drafting and review of issuance documentation, such as Final Terms, which may be based on agreed templates and with or without the assistance of external counsel.
  • The ongoing maintenance and annual update of  issuance programmes.
  • Advising the business line on structured product and issuance-related matters, including the application of relevant regulations.
  • Managing a smooth issuance process to ensure all legal issues are dealt with and relevant internal stakeholders are kept appraised of progress.

Skills for Success:

  • The ability to pick things up quickly and working autonomously, as well as handle the front office in person in a professional and confident manner.
  • A good understanding of the regulatory framework within which structured products are brought to market.

Experience:

  • 5-8 year PQE lawyer qualified in England and Wales.
  • Solid experience in documenting structured products issuances pursuant to Prospectus Directive compliant programmes is essential.

Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Qualified solicitor or barrister in the UK or equivalent jurisdiction.
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