• Legal, Derivatives and Structured Products lawyer, VP, Warsaw

    Location(s) PL-Warsaw
    Job ID
    2018-48581
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    General
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Legal and Internal Audit
    Business Unit
    Securities/Merchant Bank/IBD
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    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

    YOUR IMPACT

     

    We’re looking for an experienced lawyer to join the legal team. Focusing on cash and derivatives credit trading and structured finance transactions, you'll bring your skills to bear on high profile transactions requiring detailed legal analysis and judgement. Based in Warsaw, the role will also offer potential  to provide support and oversight to the Warsaw based ISDA negotiation team.

     

    OUR IMPACT

     

    The structured finance and derivatives legal team covers the full spectrum of derivatives as well as leverage finance-linked transactions and debt trading, structured products, funds and securitisation. The team advises on the structuring and execution of transactions, helps the firm navigate legal and regulatory change and advises on all aspects of legal and reputational risk.

     

    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

    • Advising on the structuring, documentation and execution of debt trading transactions (both par and distressed) and finance-linked hedging transactions.
    • Advising on a variety of risk management and legal issues concerning debt trading; in particular, from a regulatory standpoint, you will provide advice in relation to market abuse issues while on the transactional side you will be involved in debt restructurings and workouts.
    • Advising on the practical impact of regulatory reform to your coverage area.
    • Assisting with the negotiation and drafting of transactional documents, including coordination with external counsel.

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR

     

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • 4+ years legal experience in a leading international law firm or 4+ years in a financial institution
    • Strong lending, structured finance and restructuring experience. Previous knowledge of structuring and execution of secondary debt transactions, together with the related regulatory background definitely a plus.
    • Experience of working with finance-linked derivatives subject to intercreditor agreements is helpful.
    • Experience of working with derivatives including credit derivatives, a bonus.
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to explain complex legal concepts in accessible way.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • In-house experience (permanent or through secondment)
    • Robust personality able to respond and be flexible to client demands whilst adhering to firm policies and group practices.

    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.

    © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2018. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.