Associate - Wealth Management Legal Counsel

Location: Mumbai
Discipline: Legal
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Nishant Sharma

Contact email: nishant.sharma@crescendogroup.in
Job ref: 36555
Published: 5 days ago

Legal Associate – Wealth Management  (2-5 yrs.)

Job opportunity in Mumbai for a legal professional holding at least 2 years of work experience in advising the client’s Wealth Management business. You will be responsible for legal support related to laws, Compliance, Controls and Risk within EMEA and APAC.

Location: Mumbai

Your Future Employer: A leading global financial services firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing general support to legal teams servicing WM EMEA and APAC, in particular, the lending businesses.

  • Reviewing, drafting and advising on account documentation, including powers of attorney, non-disclosure agreements, credit lending agreements, trust agreements, entity authority documents (e.g., corporate resolutions, by-laws, partnership agreements), estate documentation (e.g., death certificates, wills), and retirement account documents.

  • Providing legal support in connection with account opening processes, legal review of inter-affiliate and third-party outsourcing arrangements.

  • Providing legal support on legal, regulatory and cross-border aspects of credit offerings, including Lombard lending, mortgages and bilateral and syndicated structured financing solutions to a regional client base, including individuals, personal holding companies, trusts, charities and partnerships.

  • Coordinating with local counsel in various jurisdictions on legal and regulatory issues for lending transactions and for the private banking business generally.

  • Drafting or editing certain customer facing communications.

  • Assisting with completing legal and market research, and assisting senior team members with a wide range of business requests and regulatory projects.

  • Updating account agreements, customer-facing documents, and disclosures, including reviewing legal requirements for new provisions.

  • Working on special projects outside of normal responsibilities.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with excellent English writing and oral communication skills.

  • Law degree and membership in jurisdictional organization. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in legal practice.

  • Excellent legal research skills. Experience with Westlaw or similar services preferred.

  • Credit, Lending, or Banking transaction experience preferred.

  • As this is a high-touch role, the attorney candidate must be a team player who can collaborate and communicate effectively with attorneys and business stakeholders and control functions (for example, Compliance and Credit Risk).

  • Strong analytical thinker who is detail-oriented, practical and skilled at issue-spotting and problem-solving.

  • Self-starter who is able to work collaboratively in a high performing team, takes ownership of responsibilities and projects, is results-oriented and flexible.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work in a fast-paced, complex business environment and maintain communication with attorneys regarding project status and estimated completion timelines.

  • Competence with the suite of Microsoft Office products, including Microsoft Excel.

  • All candidates for roles in the Legal Department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of EMEA and/or APAC financial services law, banking and finance and processes preferred.

  • Experience studying or working in a common law jurisdiction

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR YOU?

  • Work in a fast-paced start up environment

  • Learn various new skills outside of your domains

REACH US: If you think this role is aligned with your career, kindly write me an email along with your updated CV on nishant.sharma@crescendogroup.in for a confidential discussion on the role.

 

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