Overview of the Department/Section: MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) is one of the world's leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with approximately 350 years of history, MUFG is a global network with around 2,300 offices in over 50 countries including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and Oceania, and East Asia.. The group has over 150,000 employees, offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing.
As one of the top financial groups globally with a vison to be the world's most trusted, we want to attract, nurture and retain the most talented individuals in the market. The size and range of MUFG's global business creates opportunities for our employees to stretch themselves and reap the rewards, whilst our common values, to behave with integrity and responsibility, and to build a culture which is fair, transparent, and honest, underpin everything that we do.We aim to be the financial partner of choice for our clients, whatever their requirements, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.
MUFG's shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges. The group's operating companies include, but are not limited to, MUFG Bank, Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (Japan's leading trust bank), Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings (one of Japan's largest securities firms), and MUFG Americas Holdings.
MUFG Securities EMEA plc is the European hub of MUFG's securities business. Headquartered in London we have just over 600 employees and are active throughout the international capital markets, focusing on debt, equity, derivatives and structured products. Due to the diverse nature of our business we require a clear unifying vision for all of our people. It is this vision and our corporate values that reflect who we are and guide how we behave. We therefore strive to recruit individuals who share our vision and values, and who have the motivation and commitment to help us move our business forward.
Please visit our website for more information - mufgsecurities.com
The Legal department's principal functions are to:
Provide legal services and legal advice to each international securities business
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
Main purpose of the role: We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Advisory lawyer to join our team on an permanent basis.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for Legal Advisory & Regulatory matters 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.
onitor, identify and advise on legal, regulatory and market developments arising under significant regulatory changes that impact the Firm and the International business.
Provide legal advice in relation to the following areas:
Strategic business initiatives and projects
Clearing and settlementissues
Jurisdictional risk analysis
Operational risk management and controls framework
Inter-affiliate activity and agency arrangements
Review, draft and negotiate documentation and provide all related execution management for the following arrangements and services:
Clearing systems and other operational infrastructure
Network management and custody agreements
Technology and vendor contracts
Develop, maintain and implement document templates, know-how and procedures
Provide training on legal and regulatory issues to employees of the Firm and the International Business.
Participate in industry forums and working groups.
Participate in working groups and committees of the Firm and the International Business.
Maintain records on INDOX (agreements database) for all relevant contracts and related documents managed in the Advisory & Regulatory unit.
Skills and experience:
University degree or equivalent
Qualified as a solicitor with 3-6 years PQE or demonstrable equivalent experience in regulatory change or documentation negotiation role
Excellent knowledge of recent and current regulatory change, includingMiFID 2, Dodd-Frank, Volcker and EMIR and the European cross-border licensing framework.
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Results driven, with a strong sense of accountability
A pro-active, motivated approach
The ability to operate with urgency and prioritise work accordingly
Strong decision making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgement
A structured and logical approach to work
The ability to manage large workloads and tight deadlines
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
A calm approach, with the ability to perform well in a pressurised environment
Internal Number: 5878850
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