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27/03 Pali Chandok
Executive Director at Black Turtle India Pvt Ltd

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AVP/VP/Lawyer - Legal Lending - Financial Institution (6-14 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 1239123

Legal Lending AVP/VP JP Mumbai - Lawyer only

Organization Description:

Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we're setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

With large, global operations, the Legal team tackles complex issues and helps shape the regulations that affect the businesses. The group is organized into practice groups that align with the lines of business and corporate staff areas, which encourages collaboration on legal, regulatory and business developments as they arise.

Employer Description:

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world's most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Job Description:

Corporate and Investment Bank - Legal - Lending Lawyer - Assistant Vice President / Vice President - India

Firm Description:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.

Role Description:

- The Legal Department of JPMorgan Chase & Co. seeks a lawyer based at its Corporate Centre in Mumbai to support its Corporate & Investment Bank in the Asia Pacific region.

- The candidate would be an integral part of the APAC Banking Legal team, comprising a diverse and experienced team of lawyers based in 7 jurisdictions across the region supporting the Lending, Capital Markets, M&A and Research businesses in APAC.

- The candidate will work closely with the regional lawyers in supporting lending and loan trading activity across a range of Corporate & Investment Bank businesses in APAC including the Global Corporate Bank, Syndicated and Leveraged Finance, Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, Structured Lending, Credit Portfolio Group, Securitized Products Group and Illiquids and Credit Trading.

- Key functions will include assisting in the documentation, negotiation and execution of lending and loan trading transactions, working on group projects and initiatives, and identifying and advising on related legal issues.

- The candidate will have the opportunity to engage in transactional matters in the region as well as to collaborate with and participate in broader projects across the APAC Banking Practice Group and the broader Legal Department supporting the Corporate and Investment Bank.

Candidate Qualifications:

- A qualified lawyer in India with approximately 6 -12 years work experience (additional qualification in England and Wales or other common law jurisdiction will be viewed favorably) and relevant experience gained at a leading domestic or international law firm and/or leading financial institution would be preferred.

- Strong technical knowledge is essential and knowledge of and experience with LMA / APLMA loan documentation including confidentiality agreements, term sheets, mandate letters, inter creditor agreements, guarantees and security documents.

- Experience in secondary loan trading and securitization transactions would be beneficial but is not a must.

- Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills with strong attention to detail.

- Pragmatic with ability to strike appropriate balance between achieving the commercial goals of the business while protecting the interests of JPMorgan as a whole.

- Team player, confident and proactive with excellent interpersonal skills, together with the ability to communicate and articulate legal issues effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues at all levels and across different jurisdictions.

- A global mindset with an ability to work collaboratively and to build close rapport with internal stakeholders across Business, Risk, Loan Operations, Credit Products Delivery team and Compliance functions across jurisdictions.

- Willingness and ability to learn quickly and to respond to intellectually challenging cross-jurisdictional matters.

- Willingness to proactively contribute to Legal Department initiatives and activities such as pro-bono, diversity and inclusion and knowledge management, regionally and globally.

- Ability to manage competing priorities, proactively manage workflow and co-ordinate large projects, in a dynamic multi-jurisdictional transaction environment.

- Fluent English speaking and writing.

- Candidate must be licensed to practice law and a member in good standing or otherwise eligible to practice law in the jurisdiction in which the position is based.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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