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Overview of the Department/Section: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG has a global network with 1,100 offices in over 40 countries. The Group has over 140,000 employees, offering services including corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management, investment banking, capital markets, personal and corporate trust, and transaction banking.
The Group's operating companies include MUFG Bank, Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan's leading trust bank), and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest securities firms.
MUFG conducts securities business internationally through its overseas subsidiaries MUFG Securities EMEA plc, MUFG Securities Americas Inc., MUFG Securities Asia Limited. and MUFG Securities Asia (Singapore) Limited. With each member of the group working in partnership with one another, MUFG provides best in class service and products to corporate and institutional clients.
MUFG Securities EMEA plc is the European hub of MUFG's securities business. Headquartered in London we have just over 600 employees and are active throughout the international capital markets, focusing on debt, equity, derivatives and structured products. Due to the diverse nature of our business we require a clear unifying vision for all of our people. It is this vision and our corporate values that reflect who we are and guide how we behave. We therefore strive to recruit individuals who share our vision and values, and who have the motivation and commitment to help us move our business forward.
The Legal department's principal functions are to:
Provide legal services and legal advice to each international securities business
Draft, review and negotiate contractual documentation, whether transactional or non-transactional
Draft structured notes and other product documentation and arrange for issuance of such notes and products
Provide structuring, legal and execution advice in relation to transactions and new business
Provide transaction management support for securities issues and financing transactions arranged or underwritten by an international securities business
Evaluate legal risk business is conducted in a lawful and professional manner
Identify and advise on the implementation of new laws and regulations
Provide legal oversight of regulatory matters and government affairs
Manage all disputes, litigation, regulatory proceedings and other contentious matters
Manage and approve all use of law firms
Main purpose of the role: We have an exciting opportunity within our Legal department for an individual to join our team on a temporary basis.
Provide legal advice, support and risk management to the company on derivatives, repo, securities lending, clearing execution, cash securities and brokerage arrangements ("Sales & Trading Transactions").
Prepare and negotiate trading agreements and other documentation between the company and its counterparties across all counterparty sectors and jurisdictions and relating to Sales & Trading Transactions.
Ensure that all legal and documentation requirements for Sales & Trading Transactions are dealt with and met in an efficient and timely manner.
Monitor, identify and advise on legal and regulatory risks and legal, regulatory and market developments relevant to documentation and industry/market conventions and practices for Sales & Trading Transactions.
Conduct legal diligence on new counterparties and jurisdictions for Sales & Trading Transactions.
Provide advice and support relating to netting and collateral, and management of netting and collateral enforceability opinions and risk positions in connection with Sales & Trading Transactions.
Maintain databases and records of all documentation connected to Sales & Trading Transactions.
Provide advice and documentation support on trade confirmations for Sales & Trading Transactions.
Assist in the maintenance and development of document templates and standards, know-how and procedures in connection with Sales & Trading Transactions.
Assist in the maintenance and interpretation of the company's default management policies and procedures.
Review and advise on new business and new product requests relevant to Sales & Trading Transactions.
Participate in industry initiatives relevant to Sales & Trading Transactions, including internal and external legal, regulatory and market standards working groups and committees.
Participate in and contribute towards Legal Department-wide strategic projects and initiatives.
Skills and experience:
University degree or equivalent.
Qualified as a solicitor with minimum of 4 years PQE.
Demonstrable experience in an OTC derivatives trading documentation negotiation role.
Working knowledge of recent and current regulatory change, including MiFID2, Dodd-Frank, EMIR/ EMIR REFIT, SFTR and CSDR.
Excellent commu nication skills (both written and oral).
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, teamplayer
Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
A pro-active, motivated approach
The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
Good decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
A structured and logical approach to work
The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
Internal Number: 5879134
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