• Securities Lawyer, VP

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2020-59965
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    General
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Legal
    Business Unit
    Securities Legal
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    LEGAL

    We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    OUR DEPARTMENT CULTURE

    As a department we are focused on our people and their development and are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We offer numerous training and career development opportunities including a weekly legal training programme, department mentoring schemes and a! people development committee tasked with providing tangible tools to help manage and develop careers. The department also has a number of active and varied committees including the Diversity, Pro Bono, Charity and Social Committees and encourages participation in the Women's, Black and LGBT firmwide affinity networks. 

     

    WHO WE ARE

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world.

     

    The Prime Services and Securities Financing Transactions (SFT) Legal Team provides legal support for a number of businesses! within the Securities Division. Those businesses provide services to institutional clients, which include margin lending, securities lending and repurchase transactions, OTC derivatives, custody, clearing, settlement, market access and capital introduction. Currently, the team in EMEA is made up of six lawyers in London and one in Warsaw, all of whom regularly work closely with colleagues in Prime Services and SFT Legal in the US and Asia. 

     

    The Legal Department

    The Goldman Sachs Legal department spans offices across 23 cities worldwide, from which we provide counsel and advice to support the global activities of the firm and our clients. Our focus is on providing the highest quality legal advice while managing regulatory and reputational risk. Whether you are an experienced lawyer or have other relevant experience combined with an interest in financial law and strong critical thinking skills, our team might be right for you.

     

    Our Department Culture

    As a department! we are focused on our people and their development and are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We offer numerous training and career development opportunities including a weekly legal training programme, department mentoring schemes and a people development committee tasked with providing tangible tools to help manage and develop careers. The department also has a number of active and varied committees including the Diversity, Pro Bono, Charity and Social Committees and encourages participation in the Women's, Black and LGBT firm-wide affinity networks.    

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive and resilient candidate, who is interested in technically challenging and rewarding work.  The role requires the ability to work independently from day one and to manage a diverse and complex workload ranging from keeping abreast of regulatory! developments impacting the Prime Services and SFT business in EMEA a d providing advice as to how the business can support their clients in a changing regulatory environment to structuring, drafting and negotiating complex secured funding transactions in repo, stock loan or derivative form. Lawyers in the Prime Services and SFT team work closely with a diverse group of clients across the Securities Division and the broader Legal Department and thrive on the pressures of delivering consistently high quality advice to a dynamic and constantly evolving business.   

     

    SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

    We are targeting qualified lawyers in the 8-9 years PQE range, although would be willing to consider candidates with a different experience profile. Candidates who can demonstrate a strong grounding in either derivatives or securities law and regulation are preferred. Candidates are expected to have relevant post-qualification experience either with a reputable law firm or as in-house counsel, preferably within a financial institution. ​

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

    We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

    We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html



    © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2020. All rights reserved.
    Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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