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A challenging role within our dedicated legal team, primarily supporting the activities of Credit Suisse's APAC Financing Group (AFG).
You will have the opportunity to provide legal advisory and execution support primarily to the AFG business, including on (i) a wide variety of financing products including loans, bonds, convertible loans/bonds, exchangeable bonds, take private and pre-IPO financings and (ii) principal investments. This includes assistance in preparing, reviewing and negotiating engagement letters and indemnities, term sheets, internally documented loans, confidentiality undertakings, marketing materials and disclaimers and transaction-specific documentation (in conjunction with external counsel where relevant).
You will have the opportunity to work on transactions across the APAC region, including North Asia, India and Australia, with particular focus on SE Asia and frontier markets.
You will be responsible to identify and analyse legal and regulatory risks, and ensure that they are understood by the relevant business partners and addressed in a timely and appropriate manner, including raising matters that require senior input and approval on a timely basis
Responsibility to instruct and manage external counsels, and ensure the quality and value of those services.
Close collaboration with other teams within the General Counsel function, and with other key internal partners both within and outside the region (including the Compliance, Control Room and Credit Risk teams for example) as appropriate, who will seek and rely on your legal and strategic advice both on AFG related matters and on other ad hoc matters relating to the operation of the business, including new business projects for example.
A department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm's D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global Conduct and Ethics Standards.
You have 7+ years of equivalent experience gained at a leading law firm or leading investment bank.
Excellent knowledge and experience of the legal and regulatory regimes applicable to lending activities in APAC jurisdictions.
Strong technical, problem solving, analytical and legal drafting skills.
Excellent transaction management and execution skills, including the ability to manage external counsels, prioritise matters effectively and pro-actively drive projects and matters forward to resolution.
A great teammate who can build trusted relationships with partners and other team members.
Ability to balance business needs and risk appetite of the Bank.
Excellent English written and verbal communication as you will have to liaise with teams and clients globally, proficiency in another relevant language (Mandarin or Bahasa for example) would be a bonus but is not essential
You have a positive can do attitude!
You are ambitious, hardworking who can work on own initiative with a high level of integrity, sense of urgency, attention to detail and quality standards
You understand the value of diversity in the workplace and are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work. This should be further elaborated on in your application.