VACANCY:Corporate and Investment Bank – Legal – Lending Lawyer – Associate – India

Role Description:

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks a lawyer based at its Corporate Centre in Mumbai to support its Corporate & Investment Bank in the Asia Pacific region. The lawyer would be an integral part of the APAC Banking Legal team working closely with the regional lawyers based in Hong Kong and Singapore, and will support lending and loan trading activity engaged in by a number of businesses across the Corporate & Investment Bank including the Global Corporate Bank, Syndicated and Leveraged Finance, Structured Lending, Credit Portfolio Group, Securitised Products Group, Alternative Credit and Private Markets, and Illiquids and Credit Trading. Key functions will include assisting (in accordance with policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and based on internal guidance and standard operating procedures) in the documentation, negotiation and execution of lending and loan trading transactions, working on group projects and initiatives, and identifying and advising on related legal issues. The lawyer will report to Frances Lai in Hong Kong and to a local supervisor in the Mumbai.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • A qualified lawyer in India with approximately 3-5 years PQE (additional qualification England and Wales or other common law jurisdiction will be viewed favorably) and relevant experience gained at a leading domestic or international law firm and/or leading financial institution.
  • Strong technical knowledge is essential and knowledge of and experience with LMA / APLMA loan documentation including confidentiality agreements, term sheets, mandate letters, inter creditor agreements, guarantees and security documents as well as LMA secondary loan documentation and ISDA documentation would be an advantage.
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Pragmatic with ability to strike appropriate balance between achieving the commercial goals of the business while protecting the interests of JPMorgan as a whole.
  • Confident and proactive with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, project-manage and co-ordinate large projects, in a dynamic global environment.
  • Team player, confident and proactive with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Lawyer must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing or otherwise eligible to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the position is based.

Corporate and Investment Bank – Legal – Lending Lawyer – Associate – India

Firm Description

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.

Role Description:

The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks a lawyer based at its Corporate Centre in Mumbai to support its Corporate & Investment Bank in the Asia Pacific region. The lawyer would be an integral part of the APAC Banking Legal team working closely with the regional lawyers based in Hong Kong and Singapore, and will support lending and loan trading activity engaged in by a number of businesses across the Corporate & Investment Bank including the Global Corporate Bank, Syndicated and Leveraged Finance, Structured Lending, Credit Portfolio Group, Securitised Products Group, Alternative Credit and Private Markets, and Illiquids and Credit Trading. Key functions will include assisting (in accordance with policies, procedures, regulatory requirements and based on internal guidance and standard operating procedures) in the documentation, negotiation and execution of lending and loan trading transactions, working on group projects and initiatives, and identifying and advising on related legal issues. The lawyer will report to Frances Lai in Hong Kong and to a local supervisor in the Mumbai.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • A qualified lawyer in India with approximately 3-5 years PQE (additional qualification England and Wales or other common law jurisdiction will be viewed favorably) and relevant experience gained at a leading domestic or international law firm and/or leading financial institution.
  • Strong technical knowledge is essential and knowledge of and experience with LMA / APLMA loan documentation including confidentiality agreements, term sheets, mandate letters, inter creditor agreements, guarantees and security documents as well as LMA secondary loan documentation and ISDA documentation would be an advantage.
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Pragmatic with ability to strike appropriate balance between achieving the commercial goals of the business while protecting the interests of JPMorgan as a whole.
  • Confident and proactive with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, project-manage and co-ordinate large projects, in a dynamic global environment.
  • Team player, confident and proactive with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Lawyer must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing or otherwise eligible to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the position is based.

A. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST:

i. Qualifications: All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

B. LICENSING:

i. Qualifications: JD or educational equivalent required. 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.JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

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