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Legal Documentation
Job type: Contract

up to 55,000
On behalf of our client, an international bank based in London, we are looking for a Manager - Legal Documentation to join their Credit Monitoring and Control team. Please note this is a 3 month FTC with high possibility of going perm. Responsibilities will include: Prepare and negotiate facility agreements and associated security documentation in relation to corporate facilities which include trade finance, structured trade finance, project finance based on LMA standards. Review standard legal agreements and security documentation for consistency, timeliness, accuracy and completeness to capture credit approval terms and conditions. In this process, assess key risk issues and seek internal or external legal advice where appropriate. Lead the legal documentation due diligence by liaising with internal and external legal counsel as and when required in the review of facility and security documentation. Check and sign facility and security documentation in compliance with the Bank’s documentation policy. Take responsibility for the safe custody of facility and security documents and maintaining the register, ensuring all respective expiry dates and deadlines are adhered to. Professional/Academic Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess adequate legal documentation experience within the financial services industry, preferably with direct experience of working in an African financial institution. A university degree level or similar qualifications will be added advantage. Experience/Knowledge Minimum 10 years’ experience in the preparation and negotiation of facility & security documentation. Strong knowledge of review of legal documentation for the following business lines will be a strong advantage - corporate lending, structured trade finance, project finance, master risk participation agreements, prepayment agreements, lending to financial institutions and financial restructuring transactions as well as mortgage loans and such other facilities approved by the Bank. Ability to project manage entire legal documentation due diligence from end to end to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness. Ability to undertake preparation and negotiation of bank standard finance templates and oversight of external counsel for more complex finance matters, including in relation to security documentation and sign off all conditions precedent. Ability to effectively balance documentation risk management with as minimal external costs as possible to provide value to the business and stakeholders. Technical Skills: Medium to advanced level of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook skills For more information please send a copy of your CV to Sonia@bhal.co.uk
Ref: SO200532 Location: City

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