Commodities Lawyer, Associate, Warsaw

Location(s) PL-Warsaw
Job ID
2020-62034
Schedule Type
Full Time
Level
Analyst
Function(s)
General
Region
EMEA
Division
Legal
Business Unit
Securities Legal
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

LEGAL

 

We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT

 

We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.


OUR DEPARTMENT CULTURE

 

As a department we are focused 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 firmwide affinity networks

 

BUSINESS UNIT AND ROLE OVERVIEW

 

The position will provide an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the workings of legal agreements and their use in the areas of Commodity transactions as well as a chance to expand customer liaison skills. The successful applicant will be part of a small, professional team and have the opportunity to liaise wit! h people at all levels and in all areas of the firm, outside counsel and our counterparts.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Members of the legal team are expected to be pro-active in guiding the business on legal matters and substantial transactional involvement will be a feature of this position.  In particular, the following responsibilities are key:

  • Providing legal support to the commodities trading business (namely, derivatives, securities and physical transactions of energy, emissions, precious metals, gas, power, coal, base metals, freight and agricultural product underlyers);
  • Providing legal support for the negotiation of commodity physical and financial pre-payment arrangements, inventory financing arrangements and other funding initiatives for commodities-related clients;
  • Responsibility for drafting, reviewing and negotiating transaction documentation;
  • Working with teams on structuring issues and regulatory/reputational concerns;
  • Responsibility for relationships with external counsel in the Commodities space;
  • Interacting with the commodity sales teams and traders to address legal issues as they arise in day-to-day trading activities;
  • Reviewing, monitoring and driving implementation of regulatory developments relating to commodities (financial, physical and commodity-specific);
  • Liaising and coordinating with other relevant groups throughout the firm, including other members of the legal department, credit, treasury, compliance, controllers, operations, tax;
  • Involvement in reviews of new markets and new products.

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE 

  • 2-4 years post qualification experience in a comparable financial institution or in a well-regarded law firm
  • We are looking for a candidate who is a good team player, dynamic and capable of working proactively on a wide range of issues in a fast-paced environment
  • UK, US or EU qualified
  • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, even under pressure;
  • Ability to grasp commercial concepts and solution-oriented approach;
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Enthusiasm and interest in commodities and related financial markets;
  • Willingness to cover a multiplicity of product areas.

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS


At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html



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