This role will involve providing legal and transaction management support to EMEA Leveraged Finance business and EMEA EM DCM business, review/drafting of transaction documentation, engagement and management of external counsel, other bank counterparts and working with other lawyers in the group, as required.
Opportunity to work on a range of transaction types and products across multiple jurisdictions
Opportunity to learn new skills and develop product knowledge quickly
Legal support for dynamic international business teams
Individual responsibility with direct line of business contact
Opportunity to work closely with the business, other bank counterparts, other attorneys and support partners on live transactions
The department performs several key functions, including providing strategic and tactical advice, operating the Office of the Corporate Secretary and managing litigation and regulatory investigations in conjunction with providing legal support to lines of businesses, governance committees and control functions.
There are approx 150 Legal associates across the EMEA region of which 145 are based in London at our offices in 2 King Edward Street.
As an Assistant General Counselyour main responsibilities will involve:
Review and negotiation of a wide range of legal documentation associated with high yield capital markets and structured capital market products originated in EMEA including transaction agreements, legal opinions and auditors comfort letters and review of legal documentation relating to best efforts and "certain funds" acquisition financing papers including highly interested and highly confident letters, commercial grids and commitment letters
Working alongside other attorneys on significant transaction assignments and together with other support partners on providing guidance in relation to regulatory and internal policy matters
Assisting and advising line of business with legal and regulatory queries and assisting with preparation of internal committee review and approvals
Management and coordination of work with external counsel and review and input of other syndicate banks
As an Assistant General Counselyour skills and qualifications will ideally include:
New York law or English law (or equivalent) qualified attorney with post qualification High Yield Capital markets experience
Ability to review and negotiate standard bond documentation and acquisition financing papers and knowledge of industry e.g. AFME standard forms
Familiarity with relevant existing law and regulation affecting high yield capital markets
Solid interpersonal and transaction execution skills with ability to multi-task and work on cross-border transactions
Excellent organisational and data management skills
Previous secondment experience at investment firm and Knowledge of loan financing would be helpful but not essential
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.
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