To provide legal and regulatory advice and assistance to CS in respect of certain transactions (discussed below) executed by CS on its own account or for its customers and, more generally, to assist CS in conducting its activities in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations and the Firm’s ethical standards, including the assessment of legal risks and advising CS on regulatory developments.
To provide : (i) legal (including regulatory) advisory support (including enforceability and compliance with laws); (ii) legal documentation support;
and (iii) legal structuring support, to trading, structuring and sales front office functions and to shared services functions, such as Compliance, Credit, Tax and Regulatory Assurance, in relation to OTC derivatives.
To support all areas trading in OTC derivatives within the Global Markets Division in the former EMEA region including any joint venture arrangements in place with other divisions (together with any legacy businesses where appropriate service level agreements have been put in place).
To provide support across all asset classes, including Rates, FX, Credit, Emerging Markets, Commodities and Equity derivatives, focussing on Rates, FX and Corporate Equity derivatives.
To support the operation of both the flow (e.g. in relation to Credit, participation in the ISDA Determinations Committee) and structured businesses.
To support regulatory initiatives relating to activities conducted by the firm, ranging from those that directly relate to the operation and infrastructure of the OTC derivatives markets (such as the mandatory margining arrangements) to regulatory initiatives of a more general nature, such as MiFID.
Exercise a challenge and control function in respect of Front Office and other areas (in particular as regards applicable Credit Suisse policies and standards) and inform meaningful management on any issues, breaches and escalate any material risk (financial and / or reputational) to relevant management immediately.
Collaborate with Compliance colleagues to ensure one stop shop provision of services.
Open to discussing flexible / agile working.
University Degree in law.
Proven experience in the financial services industry as a lawyer at international law firms or an in-house lawyer at major international financial institutions.
Broad and in-depth knowledge of legal issues affecting CS business, products and services and understanding of financial services industry regulatory regime, standards and practices.
Ability to identify and handle legal risks including contract negotiations across a number of different product lines, advising on new services, products and structures, updating standard documentation.
Experience in ensuring and contributing to a highly effective legal advisory and control function in heavily regulated financial services industry.
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