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Mission Description of the Business Line or Department
The Structured Products team in London (SEGL/JUR/GBS/MAR/STP/SPL) ( "SPL") is part of an integrated legal organisation for SGCIB with lawyers based across Paris and London. SPL is seeking a graduate legal assistant to provide administrative and legal/paralegal support.
SPL provides legal advice to the MARK business line (the "Business"). The Business provides a range of services - including advisory, structuring and financing - for both institutional and retails clients across the equity, fixed income, FX and commodity asset classes.
SPL provides legal and regulatory advice and transactional support to the Business in relation to the complex structured products that they develop, with a particular focus on structured warrants, certificates and preference shares issued by SG vehicles pursuant to a variety of issuance programmes, as well as standalone transactions in listed and OTC derivatives. To a lesser extent, SPL provides support for general transactional work and bespoke repackaging and OTC derivatives structures. In addition, SPL advises on distribution arrangements, non-disclosure agreements, marketing initiatives and client-tailored mandates, as required.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
SPL is looking for a bright and enthusiastic graduate legal assistant who is self-motivated, with a "can do" attitude and excellent writing skills to support them in their day to day activities, in particular transaction management and administration. The graduate legal assistant would sit on the trading floor alongside the other members of SPL and would enjoy a high degree of face to face interaction with internal clients and stakeholders.
Summary of responsibilities
Assistance with the review of term sheets, final terms and ancillary issuance documentation relating to SG's issuance programmes.
Assistance with transaction management and administration processes, including internal/external liaison and coordination/follow-up with the Business and its signatories for the execution of corporate documents, contracts and powers of attorney (including delegations by power of attorney).
Assisting the Business with document filing, storage processes, and archiving of executed documents.
Other transactional and administrative support as required e.g. checking conditions precedent, proof reading transaction documentation, maintaining the legal team's database of issuances and transaction documentation, as well as and post-closing matters.
Review, preparation and negotiation of confidentiality agreements, Master Distribution Agreements and Introducing Broker Agreements and related documentation to be entered into by SG.
Assist the team lawyers with the preparation of amendment agreements, reviewing disclaimers and ensuring compliance with SGCIB's standard PAN EEA set of disclaimers relating to the various SPV's.
Preparation of board minutes and ancillary issuance documentation.
Follow up on any internal and external legal queries.
Undertake legal research and/or projects for the Team.
Update and maintain existing internal precedent documentation.
Assist the Team with issuance programme updates, projects and systems.
Maintenance of the Team's electronic legal archiving system
Level of Autonomy and Authority
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
Willingness to learn relevant SG internal systems.
Flexibility - Adaptability
Ability to work under pressure
Evolution If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or gender reassignment.
Internal Number: 5874792
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