Primary Location: United Kingdom,Northern Ireland,Belfast
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Function: Legal
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel Time: No
Job ID: 19028901
The ICG Legal Loans team is a global team providing advisory and transactional support on corporate lending legal documentation, contributions to know how and infrastructure projects.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the review and negotiation of corporate lending documentation and will work closely with the global ICG Legal Loans team and in particular the teams in London and Tampa, Citi Legal counsels in EMEA, the Corporate Bankers in EMEA and Risk Management in London. The role will also provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to provide support on loan transactions undertaken by the Corporate Bank in other regions, including North America and Asia.
Citi's Legal Department in Belfast is a critical part of the Citi organisation that works closely with our London Legal Department based in Canary Wharf and provides legal and compliance coverage for a wide range of financial products and services spanning Citi's global business with a particular focus on that in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business regions.
A leading provider of financial services and investment banking opportunities to financial institutions and corporate clients, governments and retail banking clients, doing business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions and with a legacy reaching back almost 200 years Citi is uniquely qualified to provide services to clients with both local and cross border interests.
Citi is committed to running our business in a manner that benefits society and the environment with a strategic focus on corporate citizenship both local and global.
Citi is an equal-opportunities employer.
Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of loan documentation, including confidentiality agreements, marketing materials, commitment documentation, uncommitted and committed loan documentation, guarantees, amendment and waiver documentation and legal opinions.
Identifying policy/business waivers that may be required.
Identifying legal and franchise risks and opportunities presented by transactions and ensuring that Citi's policy, legal and regulatory standards are maintained.
Liaising with country lawyers as well as other control groups within Citi, such as Risk, Tax and Compliance.
Providing support on loan related aspects of internal infrastructure projects.
The role is to be carried out in close liaison with the London and Tampa based colleagues.
The successful candidate would:
have the opportunity to work in a global, dynamic, proactive and collegiate legal team;
learn to manage legal risk in a large variety of scenarios typical of an international investment bank;
come into contact with internal processes and structures across the bank as well as dealing with other groups within legal;
learn to escalate material issues to senior team members and then on to senior management within the bank; and
be encouraged to attend training courses covering a broad range of activities related to legal transaction management as well as having access to broader group-wide training available to lawyers in the ICG Legal Loans team
Some legal advisory experience in financial services would be desirable.
Ability to multi task and take personal responsibility/ownership of a number of projects concurrently.
Exposure to working in a detail and time sensitive, environment.
Good interpersonal communication and influencing skills.
Ability to assimilate complex issues and communicate concisely and clearly.
Excellent technical and analytical skills.
Strong business judgment and commercial awareness.
Ability to project manage and organise own workload effectively meeting strict deadlines.
Ability to provide continuous feedback and to follow up regularly on all outstanding issues without prompting.
Ability to work in a professional but demanding environment.
Working knowledge of Windows applications such as Word and Excel.
Educated to minimum of 2.1 bachelor's degree or equivalent preferably in law/finance/business
Excellent lower academics including English language skills essential
Exceptional communication skills (both written and oral), including a high level o literacy and clarity of expression.
Proactive and shows initiative.
Co-operative, team oriented and collaborative working style.
Effective planning, organisation and prioritisation skills with ability to work to tight deadlines.
Good attention to detail.
What we Offer:
As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
23 days paid annual leave
Award winning pension scheme
Life assurance and
Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.
In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme and employees also have the option (provided they have a student loan from the Student Loan Company) to divert saver and company match contributions to their student loan. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.
Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.
Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi-faith room demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.
Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Valuing Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Internal Number: 5961274
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