• Legal, Derivative Documentation Group, Analyst/Associate, Warsaw

    Location(s) PL-Warsaw
    Job ID
    2018-46872
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    Legal
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Legal and Internal Audit
    Business Unit
    Securities/Merchant Bank/IBD
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    WHO WE ARE


    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management 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.

     

    LEGAL

    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 focussed 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.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    We are looking for a mid- to senior- level documentation professional with experience in ISDA negotiation.

    Useful languages (besides English): French, German, Dutch, Danish, Russian, Italian and Spanish, written and spoken.

    PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Legal documentation negotiator of ISDA Derivative Master Agreements and related ancillary documents.
    • Assisting lawyers in providing internal legal advice to the business and various other internal stakeholders on relevant legal issues.
    • Undertake analysis of client/counterpart legal structure and conduct netting and collateral enforceability reviews.
    • Liaison with counterparts, our business, credit officers, external counsel and various other internal stakeholders to ensure progression of files.
    • Follow-up work, both internally and with counterparts to gather comments, information, review feedback and ultimately complete agreements.
    • Organization of execution of completed agreements and dispatch for counterparts' signature.
    • Follow-up work to ensure completion and closing of files.
    • Other ad hoc projects arising out of legal/regulatory reform.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • Minimum 2 years directly relevant ISDA negotiation.
    • Knowledge of various legal entities across multiple jurisdictions, including funds, insurance companies and pension schemes.
    • Proven excellent organizational and prioritisation skills and attention to detail, especially under pressure.
    • Must have strong academics and IT and systems skills.
    • Team spirit essential.
    • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
    • Enthusiasm and interest in development of documentation skills and using such skills for the completion of negotiation process.
    • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and develop full job ownership.
    • Previous team lead or supervisory experience could be beneficial.

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    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 individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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