Citi Employment – Trade Lawyer

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Job Description:

An opportunity has arisen within the Belfast legal department for an experienced legal professional to help support the Trade legal team. The Trade business within Citi is a part of the wider Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) group.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as a close liaison with internal businesses and the various functions in connection with the negotiation of legal agreements in the TTS business.
  • Production of amended agreements for the counterparty/customer’s execution. Assist in initiatives to help rationalise/streamline our internal processes and documentation (e.g. the development of new documentation or updates to our existing documents).
  • Advising risk, product and relationship managers on potential legal risks involved in changing documentation.
  • Ensuring Citibank’s regulatory policies are maintained and where deviations are necessary, ensuring appropriate risk and / or business approval is obtained.
  • Reviewing and negotiating product agreements with internal/external customers to reach agreement on the contents of Citi’s legal documentation, through telephonic or electronic negotiation (via conference calls, VCs, email exchanges).
  • New technology solutions; act as a partner to the Trade business to explore applicable tech solutions in the legal space; e.g. DocuSign.
  • Understand Citi’s documentation requirements and policies for the TTS business.
  • Ensure deal deadlines are met.
  • Building relationships around the EMEA Citi branch network with legal counsels and business contacts and looking at improving documentation requirements and flows with the branches.
  • Work closely with sales, banking, product managers and operations partners to manage customer expectations and help Citi be the best for its clients.

Job Requirements:

  • Comprehensive training will be provided.
  • Excellent technical skills (including drafting skills), and analytical ability.
  • Previous legal experience of working in a commercial law firm (with a banking/finance seat) or a large financial services orientated organisation is essential.
  • Previous negotiation experience is useful but not essential.
  • Knowledge of the banking/financial services industry is preferable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of standard trade finance products/services (letters of credit, loans etc.) preferable but not essential.
  • Strong business judgement and commercial awareness.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.
  • True self-starter.
  • Ability to provide continuous feedback and to regularly follow up on all outstanding issues.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office operating systems.
  • Ability to effectively project manage and organise own workload meeting key milestones.

Job Details:

Company: Citi

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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