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Assistant General Counsel for Global Credit & Special Situations (GCSS), Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
September 15, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Job Description: Corporate Title: Director Location: London Line of Business: Legal
Here in our London office we are looking for an Attorney to join our Legal team as an Assistant General Counsel supporting our Global Credit and Special Situations function.
You will be responsible for providing legal advice and transactional support for all aspects of the EMEA credit trading and special situations group with a focus on activities involving trading distressed loans and high yield bonds, restructured equities, bankruptcy claims, NPLs and certain related asset classes.
What will your main responsibilities involve?
Negotiate, draft and review LMA and bespoke trade documentation for par, distressed and claims trades
Review documentation including, credit agreements, restructuring plans, complex inter-creditor arrangements and advise traders on trading issues
Advise on transfer documentation related to restructured equity and debt instruments as well as non-disclosure and confidential information issues arising in loan trading
Coordinate with Compliance and other support partners in formulating and updating policies and procedures for the business
Coordinate with outside counsel, trade associations and support partners to advise on regulatory matters impacting the business
What skills and qualifications will you ideally possess?
Degree in Law required, along with a solid academic record (or equivalent experience)
Excellent transactional legal experience with a top law firm or within the financial services industry
A comprehensive understanding of UK insolvency law
A d understanding of Brexit and related regulatory issues is helpful
Experience with LMA documentation
Experience analysing debt instruments, including credit agreements, indentures, inter-creditor agreements, and UK insolvency related agreements
A proactive, self-starter work style and ability to interact with people from varied professional backgrounds
Ability to multi-task and prioritize and work both independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment
Ability to find innovative and compliant solutions when negotiating complex issues
Must possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.
If you're interested in this opportunity please send your details to us by applying online. Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It's important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mindset are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.