Jobs at HSBC – Senior Legal Counsel

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Job Description:

At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance. Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our New York, New York office.
This attorney will support a variety of businesses and functions in New York City for HSBC’s investment banking group, with primary responsibility consisting of supporting the leveraged and acquisition finance banking team. The leveraged and acquisition product coverage encompasses (i) leveraged and investment grade event-driven financings, (ii) high-yield bonds, (iii) loan syndications and (iv) arranging activities in connection with best efforts and committed syndicated credit facilities. The legal counsel role will be responsible for managing legal risks of the business by providing practical, commercial and timely advice.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of efficient and effective relationships with outside counsel
  • Manage external legal costs and invoices
  • Review and advise on documentation and structuring in connection syndicated finance transactions (term b, pro-rata, 364-day bridge and leveraged bridge loan facilities) and high-yield bond offerings, both as “left” lead arranger & bookrunner and lender/co-manager
  • Responding promptly to deal-related issues, including legal and reputational risk questions
  • Advising on the legal risk of existing and new business activities
  • Participation in business risk and control committees
  • Advise and liaise with domestic and international banking teams and other infrastructure personnel (i.e., regulatory compliance, credit, tax, operations, treasury, internal legal) in the context of both cross-border transactions and global workstreams, including teams in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Canada
  • Advise and assist in connection with the recommendation, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and protocols for supported business groups
  • Advise and assist in connection with information walls and commercial conflicts management issues and policies
  • Identifying and managing relevant banking and securities regulations
  • Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with HSBC or regulatory standards and policies
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity, inclusion and reflects the HSBC brand

Job Requirements:

  • Strong interest in cross-border deal work.
  • Demonstrated competence in working with market-standard documentation for related products
  • Strong leveraged finance background (experience with both sponsor-led and strategic corporate acquisition finance is preferred)
  • B.A. and J.D. degrees from top schools and demonstrated success in relevant work history
  • Time management and deal prioritization skills
  • Good client management skills
  • Strong understanding of market practice and current market terms for each product
  • Confidence and expertise to make timely decisions
  • 3-6 years of experience at a major law firm and/or as in-house counsel to a financial institution with specific experience in one or more of the products noted above
  • Knowledge of 144A/Reg S transactions, SEC registered offerings and private placements is a plus
  • The ability to work well with other internal HSBC support groups
  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn about and support other investment banking products

Job Details:

Company: HSBC

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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