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Citigroup Legal Support Specialist in Belfast, United Kingdom

Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Role Overview:

An opportunity has arisen in the Belfast Markets Legal Department for a prominent negotiator role supporting certain key businesses within Citi’s Institutional Client Group. This role will involve working closely with Citi’s external clients as well as Sales, EMEA and Global Product Heads and Citi Product Legal Counsel in negotiating, reviewing and analysing legal documentation for the key businesses in which we support.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the firm's global derivatives business by providing essential negotiation and contract administration support for the firm's International Swap and Derivatives Association (ISDA) contracts (and associated key trading infrastructure documentation)

  • Responsible for all stages of the contract process from the initial drafting through execution

  • Ensures complex and high volume business negotiations be conducted in a timely, thorough and efficient manner

  • Supports Platinum clients and expected to provide additional services as well as maintain a standard workload of negotiations in a timely and organized manner

  • Consistently follows up with unresponsive customers, maintaining detailed records of the negotiations along with a committed effort to stay abreast of new and changing regulatory and legal issues and industry initiatives

  • Extensive interaction with the firm's institutional clients and their internal/external counsel as well as coordination with the firm's trading/sales, legal, credit and tax areas in order to contribute to the development and implementation of process improvements

  • Applies in-depth understanding of how associated risks differ depending on product and documentation envisaged in relevant jurisdiction(s) and provides advice to the Risk function and business partners accordingly

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant legal experience

  • Comprehensive proficiency in MS Word and Excel

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exercise good and mature judgment

  • Excellent grasp of the relevant legal concepts

  • Ability to work independently and with limited direct supervision.

  • Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

What we Offer:

As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;

  • 23 days paid annual leave

  • Award winning pension scheme,

  • Life assurance and

  • Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.

In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme and employees also have the option (provided they have a student loan from the Student Loan Company) to divert saver and company match contributions to their student loan. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.

Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi’s commitment to growing a diverse workforce.


Grade :All Job Level - All Job FunctionsAll Job Level - All Job Functions - GB


Time Type :Full time


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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