DCM Legal Counsel
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 17,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 73 markets with more than 196,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.
BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career in an international business environment that is fast-paced, diverse and focuses on creating high-value relationships with our clients. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as a working environment where you’re valued as part of the team.
* excluding partnerships
Provide legal support to debt capital markets (DCM) business lines within Global Markets and Investment Banking Asia.
• Support the structuring, documentation and execution of DCM transactions originating in Asia Pacific, including the Greater China region, including without limitation, standalone high yield and investment grade bonds; MTN programme takedowns and updates; bank capital and certificates of deposits; convertible, exchangeable and covered bonds.
• Deliver consistent and high quality legal advice and transaction management, working with front, middle and back offices on legal, regulatory, documentation and settlement issues.
• Attend client meetings, including pitch presentations (where requested), due diligence meetings and drafting sessions (where necessary).
• Ensure legal and compliance/sanctions/AML risks arising from DCM transactions are identified, analysed, explained and escalated as appropriate.
• Provide legal advice relating to new products, structures, clients and jurisdictions.
• Work within the DCM Legal team to share know-how and implement relevant group and regional policies and procedures.
• Ensure that the Business and other functions are kept up-to-date with legal and regulatory developments affecting DCM.
• Role will involve traveling from time to time.
Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)
• Qualified lawyer (i.e. qualification in New York, England, Hong Kong or China) with 3 to 5 years of post-qualification experience gained at another global financial institution or international law firm.
• Experience with all or at least most of the key responsibilities set forth above, although some on-the-job training will be provided where necessary.
• Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision and in a team environment.
• Ability to negotiate effectively and independently with issuers, external counsel, auditors and other members of the working group.
• Excellent writing and verbal skills.
• Attention to detail and ability to deliver largely error-free work products.
• Candidate is expected to monitor email traffic (and respond where necessary) after hours on occasions, in particular during pricing and closing of a transaction.
• Experience in high yield transactions is preferred but not a must.
Specific Qualifications Required
• Native or near-native Mandarin speaker preferred
• Strong command of English