Job ref no.: CT3116513-01#2099

AVP, Equities Lawyer




Job Title

Equities Lawyer (AVP or VP)


Hong Kong or Singapore

This is a VP role in the Equities Legal team covering the Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) equities business of Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank (BC&I). This is to replace an existing headcount. The role is to manage the legal risks involved in a wide variety of equities related and equity derivative transactions for the Asia Pacific equities business of BC&I, excluding Japan. Coverage includes cash equities, prime services, equity financing, equity derivatives, corporate derivatives and a range of cross border issues. This role provides an opportunity to work in a variety of Equities related work as well as to work with a team of experienced lawyers in the field.

Your Role
  • Day-to-day responsibilities include providing legal advice on a range of matters in order to support the APAC equities business (whether it is related to flow or bespoke transactions or certain project).
  • Accountable for review and risk analysis of new products and business proposals.
  • Responsible for day to day management of key internal stakeholders primarily in Trading, Sales, Ops, Compliance and Legal.
  • Drafting appropriate documents to support the business and maintaining certain legal documentation templates.
  • Negotiating directly with external counterparties to ensure that the interests of Barclays are addressed in the substance of the legally binding arrangements.
  • Accountable for managing external counsel in jurisdictions across APAC in order to maintain an effective working relationship with the law firm.
  • As the equities business is a global business, working closely with our counterparts in the other regions.

Essential Skills
  • Qualified English law solicitor/attorney (or equivalent common law jurisdiction) with experience in Equities and derivatives in a top tier international financial institution (open to consider candidates who are experienced in derivatives but not necessarily in the Equities space).
  • Conversant with ISDA documentation and various ISDA product definitions as well as the other industry standard master documentation (e.g. GMSLA and GMRA).
  • Demonstrable Legal risk management skills and ability to exercise judgment and risk analysis in emerging market context.
  • Pro-active team player and ability to manage the key internal stakeholders.

Desirable Skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • Responsible and willing to take things forward.
  • Adaptable and able to tackle a variety of issues / problems.
  • Keen interest to learn and pick up new skills.

About Us
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns.

Risk and Control Objective
All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

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Barclays Values & Diversity
Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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Job ref no. CT3116513-01#2099
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Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
Career Level
  • Non-management level
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