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Capital Markets Attorney

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Legal

Job title

Capital Markets Attorney

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary



Transactional lawyer to provide advice and counsel to the range of business lines and products that comprise CA-CIB’s capital markets activities.



Key responsibilities


·         Provide transactional and legal advice with respect to capital markets activities, with a particular emphasis on debt capital markets activities and note programs. Activities include reviewing underwriting and purchase agreements, private placement agreements and related documentation and drafting and reviewing engagement letters.   

·         Counsel and assist in negotiations with clients and other parties with respect to capital markets activities in the United States

·         Provide legal advice and memoranda on capital market and securities law questions and the impact of new legal developments on covered activities, including in support of CA-CIB’s new activities and products approval processes

·         Assist in the development of forms and template documents used by covered businesses

·         Engage, coordinate, and supervise external counsel acting on behalf of CA-CIB in all relevant jurisdictions and on all relevant subject matter

·         Prepare and contribute to numerous internal reports and systems relating to the management of legal risk

·         Assist in drafting internal governance texts, policies and procedures relating to the legal function and to covered businesses and products

·         Stay current on market and legal developments affecting covered businesses and products

·         Organize and participate in internal trainings targeted towards the front office, legal, compliance and other support functions

·         Uphold CA-CIB’s codes of ethics, culture and conduct in all matters, including with respect to matters of diversity and inclusion and the identification and escalation of financial crimes risks


Management and Reporting


Reports to the Head of the Capital Markets Team in the U.S. Legal Department


Key Internal contacts


Relevant front office, legal and compliance personnel


Key External contacts


Various outside counsel


Salary range: $170,000 - $230,000

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Postgraduate degree – MA/MSc/PhD/Doctorate or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Licensed to practice law in the State of New York, with J.D. and undergraduate degrees from highly regarded institutions

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years


·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a transactional lawyer in a nationally recognized law firm and (ideally also) with experience working in a global financial institution legal department covering sophisticated transactions

·         Securities law and in particular debt capital markets transactional background

·         Familiarity with bank note programs

Required skills


·         Ability to prioritize effectively and manage a complex, time sensitive workload

·         Sound and ethical legal and commercial judgment

·         Professional and convincing demeanor and interpersonal skills

·         Creative, solutions-oriented approach to complex legal and commercial issues

·         Ability to confront and escalate difficult issues within the institution

·         Excellent English-language communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken

·         Excellent legal knowledge and reasoning ability

·         Ability to distill complex legal guidance into plain English for a sophisticated business audience



• Project management skills or experience helpful but by no means essential or required

·         Fluency in French helpful but is by no means essential or required

·         Technology background and familiarity with current legal tech solutions would be an asset