Job ref no.: CT3120081-01#1489

APAC Markets Derivatives Lawyer

Credit Suisse

Corporate Functions
Job ID 127310

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We Offer
Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific Markets (APAC Markets) Legal team is seeking a full-time lawyer who would provide legal support to various APAC Markets businesses with a focus on structured products, OTC derivatives and China related initiatives. You will work closely with the APAC Markets business units, other internal and external lawyers, and other internal functions (such as compliance, risk, treasury, disclosure team) in assessing and mitigating legal, regulatory and documentation risks related to these businesses.
Primary responsibilities:
  • You will advise internal partners on the legal and regulatory issues that may arise in connection with (i) the issuance of listed and privately placed notes linked to various asset classes, including CS proprietary indices; (ii) distribution of such financial products via private banks in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, mainland China and other Asian jurisdictions; and (iii) OTC derivatives with global counterparties.
  • You will negotiate distribution agreements, QDII investment agreements, Taiwan master-agent distribution agreements.
  • You will instruct external counsel.
  • You will liaise with stock exchanges and regulators within the APAC region.
  • You will draft and/or comment on transaction documents (e.g. term sheet, final terms, confirmations, etc.) for various types of structured products and OTC derivatives.
  • You will maintain the bank’s various product programmes, including Hong Kong equity-linked instruments and warrants programmes and participation note programme, and establishing new issuance programmes.
  • Advising on the sale and distribution of structured products through electronic trading platforms; and
  • Advising business units on product and distributor approvals required pursuant to the bank’s internal product approval policies
You Offer
  • You have 3+ years’ work experience in the structured products space within a leading law firm or a leading investment bank.
  • You have strong risk analytical skills and judgment.
  • You have the ability to identify, assess and summarize legal and regulatory risks.
  • You are a team-player.
  • Your experience with OTC derivatives is a positive but not rigorously required.
  • Your ability to read, write and speak Chinese (Mandarin) is an asset but not technically required. This is due to catering Chinese clients.


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Job ref no. CT3120081-01#1489
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Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 3 years - 8 years
Career Level
  • Entry level
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