Primary Location: Australia,New South Wales,Sydney
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Function: Legal
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job ID: 18069097
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.
This role acts as Legal counsel for Citi's M&A and Equity and Debt Capital Markets businesses in a Australia, working in a regional team of 6 lawyers in HK and 5 lawyers in Mumbai. A successful Senior Vice President candidate will be expected to take a leading role in terms of developing talent within the team, executing transactions and communicating directly with business seniors. An ideal candidate will be capable of acting independently and proactively with excellent communication and organization skills.
In particular, the role will involve:
Legal coverage of transactions: acting as internal counsel on M&A and equity and debt capital markets deals in Australia and New Zealand. Typical transactions include: IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades, convertible bond offerings in equity capital markets, and investment grade and high yield bond deals and liability management transactions in debt capital markets. This role may also include covering complimentary issuer services projects, e.g., bond trustee roles. M&A would include both private sales or acquisitions and public takeovers.
Typical responsibilities are:
Deal document review and negotiation: full suite of transaction documents, such as, engagement letters, underwriting agreements, legal opinions, comfort letters, bond terms and conditions, trust deeds, fiscal agency agreements
Legal risk management: identifying deviations from Citi standards, or other areas of legal, contractual and franchise risk; escalating to, and assisting in the resolution of such items with, global, regional and country partners in Legal and other functions; clear communication of risks and resolution with business partners
Liaising with external counsels: working closely with law firms on episodic transactions and managing law firm relationships
Internal projects: Working at an executive level on special projects from time to time, for example, assessing impact of regulatory changes on Citi's regional or global business, and liaising with global/regional partners to form an implementation plan #LI-W
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in law
Qualified to practice law in in Australia, or another common law jurisdiction
6 to 8 years' work experience with a law firm, or as in-house counsel at a financial institution, in Australia, Hong Kong or another common law jurisdiction, with focus on capital markets and/or M&A transactions.
Experience in Capital Markets or Investment Banking Legal roles in -house or in private practice preferred
Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.
Internal Number: 4790622
About Citi Australia
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