Role details

SVP, Assistant GC - Global Trade Finance (UK Qualifed Attorney)

Tampa   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • UK Trained Attorney with Global Trade Finance Experience Needed
  • Instituional Client Group within the General Counsel's Office of Leading Bank

About Our Client

Global Bank.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be part of the Treasury and Trade Solutions Legal Department within the GCO. The position reports to the Head of Trade Legal for EMEA, who is based in London.

Primary responsibilities will include reviewing, drafting and negotiating standard and transaction specific English law documentation for the consummation of a broad range of global trade related transactions, including bilateral and syndicated trade loan facilities, accounts receivable financing, import/export financing, draft discounting, letter of credit transactions, financial asset sales and participations, commodities finance, and trade service transactions. Responsibilities will also include providing advice on English law documentation to internal counsel and business units located both within and outside EMEA, negotiation with and instruction of external legal counsel and clients where necessary and acting as liaison between external advisers and the business, advising on legal and regulatory developments relevant to Trade, advising the business on bank policy matters, and co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional transactions with Asia and US Legal.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills given that the attorney will have extensive interaction with the business units, GCO colleagues both in the US and abroad.

The Successful Applicant


  • Bachelors and Law Degrees; Bar admission in any state required, Florida Bar preferred.
  • 5+ years of secured lending/finance transactional practice at a major law firm (magic circle ideal) and/or financial institution
  • Experience working on UK Trade Finance Deals
  • Ideally have experience of types of Bank security and LMA Documents
  • Experience with global trade related transactions and trade finance products
  • Experience with cross border transactions and corresponding legal implications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong familiarity with the ICC Governing Rules including ISP 98, URDG and UCP
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities and organizational skills
  • Team player with ability to work independently
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly organised and able to quickly assess project viability
  • Effective team player
  • Appreciation of commercial environment between Bank and customer
  • Ability to manage an active caseload and prioritise effectively
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organisation (from the most junior to the most senior).

What's on Offer

Highly competitive base salary and bonus package, full benefits, relocation for candidates that require.

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