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Legal Counsel - International Corporate Banking Americas

New York
Job Type
31 May 2021
Legal Counsel - International Corporate Banking Americas

New York, NY

As a Barclays Legal Counsel - International Corporate Banking Americas , you will provide legal counsel to the International Corporate Banking Americas Business (ICBA) focusing on structuring, negotiating and executing commercial debt and trade finance transactions. You will also manage legal risk by providing clear, prompt and practical legal and strategic advice on the structure and documentation of transactions to clients from diverse industries and profiles with financing needs.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

What will you be doing?

* Delivering legal advice for all aspects of the ICBA business
* Structuring, documenting and closing syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, funds finance/subscription line credit facilities, and other complex financing transactions
* Making legal risk management recommendations to Front Office, Trade, Cash and Debt Product, and Global Payments on legal and credit risks
* Ensuring that the businesses and transactions comply with and operate within Barclays' Policies, Standards, Procedures and operational frameworks
* Driving and/or managing internal projects to improve processes or address legal and/or regulatory change
* Instructing external legal counsel on complex matters that cannot be conducted in house
* Providing legal expertise for International Corporate Banking Legal colleagues globally with questions relating to United States (US) law

What we're looking for:

* Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited US law school (or equivalent degree from a non-US university that is recognized by the New York State Bar) and be New York qualified
* Experience in a relevant practice area of a top-tier law firm and/or previous in-house experience in a top-tier financial institution
* In-depth experience with all aspects of commercial lending and trade financing transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, letters of credit, receivables financing/factoring
* Experience with commercial cash management products (such as demand and time deposit accounts), escrow accounts, and US payments systems are of added benefit

Skills that will help you in the role:

* Experience working collaboratively in a team environment, be able to lead projects and transactions autonomously
* Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to work independently and make critical decisions on matters that may pose significant reputational, legal and/or financial risks to Barclays
* Ability to demonstrate sound understanding of abstract concepts of law and make thoughtful judgment on legal risk decisions

Where will you be working?

You will be working at our Americas Headquarters at 745 Seventh Avenue. This 37-story office tower is located in Times Square in the heart of Manhattan and features a cafeteria, fitness center and state-of-the-art LED signage on the facade of the building.
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  • Job Reference: 295832726-2
  • Date Posted: 31 May 2021
  • Recruiter: Barclays Bank
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent