Citigroup Vice President – C-13 India Country Legal: Markets Business- Mumbai in Mumbai, India
As a member of the India legal team focused on Markets Business, the person is to provide legal coverage of rates, currencies, credit and loans trading, asset financing / securitisation transactions and structured loans and products. The candidate will be involved in transactional and advisory work, documentation, and participation in industry-based initiatives.
Manage and Support the markets legal function providing solution oriented legal support and guidance to the local businesses and to all Citi functions in accordance with strategic business needs and applicable regulatory and legal requirements on all aspects relating to :(i)Derivative transactions: rates, currency, and commodities; (ii)Issuance of and investment in corporate bonds and money market instruments;(iii)Liquidity management and funding requirements of the institution;(iv)Financing and securitization solutions including external commercial borrowing, asset/mortgage-backed financing, commercial real estate and other structured transactions
Provide general advisory and structure transactions, review and finalize documentation, participate in client negotiations
Work with stakeholders for new product approvals, netting and collateral assessments
Ensure full compliance of all local Citigroup products and structures with local Law, as in force, and where applicable with international standards
Update stakeholders about any relevant regulatory/ legal changes and developments and participate in lobbying efforts on draft legislations, concept papers etc.
Assist overseas colleagues engaged in projects and deals involving local laws and regulations
Appropriately assess legal risk when business decisions are made, demonstrate 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 policies, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.
Law degree from a well-established university
8 to 10 years of relevant work experience
Relevant experience in a law firm or financial institution preferably a bank
Experience in rates and currency derivatives, fixed income and structured financing essential
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Effective negotiation skills and ability to maintain effective relationships
Ability to engage with and manage senior business management representatives
A strong team player who is confident, possesses initiative and the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under pressure
Ability to work independently and interact with people of all levels and across regions.
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