The Legal department's principal functions are to:
Provide legal services and legal advice to each international securities business and banking businesses
Draft, review and negotiate contractual documentation, whether transactional or non-transactional
Draft structured notes and other product documentation and arrange for issuance of such notes and products
Provide structuring, legal and execution advice in relation to transactions and new business
Provide transaction management support for securities issues and financing transactions arranged or underwritten by an international securities business
Evaluate legal risk business is conducted in a lawful and professional manner
Identify and advise on the implementation of new laws and regulations
Provide legal oversight of regulatory matters and government affairs
Manage all disputes, litigation, regulatory proceedings and other contentious matters
Manage and approve all use of law firms
NUMBER OF DIRECT REPORTS
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated lawyer to join our team on an permanent basis.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for Legal Structuring across MUFG's banking arm and securities business under a dual-hat arrangement. Under this arrangement, the employee will act and make decisions on behalf of both the bank and the securities business, subject to the same remit and level of authority, and irrespective of the entity which employs them.
Provide legal advice, review draft and negotiate documentation and provide all related transaction management and project management for:
notes issuance by MUFG Group (EMTN, stand-alone, Uridashis)
notes issuance by SPVs already established or to be established by MUFG Group
notes issuance by third parties
derivative documentation including ISDA and foreign law governed master agreements
repo and securities lending documentation
Review, draft and negotiate transaction documents, term-sheets, client presentations and provide all related transaction management
Coordinate the establishment, updates, upgrades, listing and administration of note/loan issuance programmes that MUFG Group establishes for transactional and other purposes, as well as all supporting service providers including SPV administrators, custodians, auditors and others.
Work in close cooperation with the front office teams in charge of structuring, originating and syndicating debt products
Liaise with external legal counsels, other teams within the Legal department and other in-house departments for transactional matters
Advise on the legal, regulatory and reputational issues arising in transactions and in the non-transactional aspects of the operation and business activities of MUFG Group.
Provide training on legal and regulatory issues to employees of MUFG Group.
Participate in industry forums and working groups.
Participate in working groups and committees of MUFG Group.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
NQE to 5 year's PQE in UK or equivalent jurisdiction, preferably at an in-house legal department or leading law firm with primary experience in Debt Capital Markets and/or Derivatives
Demonstrate commercial awareness of the latest market issues and regulatory changes.
Ability to build effective and positive client relationships quickly and fully embrace the importance of client service
Ability to explain complex legal concepts to a non-technical audience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written & verbal
Proactive, curious and enthusiastic
Pragmatic and commercially minded
Ability to speak/read another language is desirable although not essential
We are open to considering flexible working requests in line with organisational requirements.
MUFG is committed to embracing diversity and building an inclusive culture where all employees are valued, respected and their opinions count. We support the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment, and oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership.
We make our recruitment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner in accordance with our commitment to identifying the right skills for the right role and our obligations under the law.