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Internship - Master Agreement Negotiator, Legal Counsel

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Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2019). Nearly 8,400 employees 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 markets 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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Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

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Job summary


The role of the intern is providing legal services to the capital markets business lines in Paris, London and other branches and
affiliates as required. Emphasis on supporting the interest rate, fixed income and foreign exchange product lines through the
negotiation of master agreements and other capital markets documentation. Negotiations under supervision with various
counterparty types (Financial institutions, corporates, asset managers, funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, sovereigns).
Negotiation of ancillary documentation and other activities as allocated from time to time. Legal opinion review.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Head of Master Agreements Paris-London Platform and the team.
  • Negotiate under supervision and/or assist the team to negotiate OTC master agreements and certain clearing documentation
    (in particular ISDA Master Agreements and related credit support arrangements) and related documentation- but excluding
    repo and securities lending master agreements.
  •   Review under supervision of annual netting and collateral opinions for European jurisdictions

  • Automation and innovation of processes where possible, getting familiar and use of Master Agreement Database, Netting Tool
    and other bank systems

  • Assist in preparing memos for presentation to the bank’s capital markets committee for approval, and undertake legal
    research, analysis and writing assignment as requested by the Head of Master Agreements Paris-London.

  • Liaise with other capital markets lawyers in other bank centres, including NY, HK and Tokyo.

Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London.
    Compliance manual and Compliance policies and procedures as issued from time to time; Financial Security requirements,
    the prevention of Financial Crime and Fraud including reporting obligations to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
  • Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as
    required to attain and maintain competence.

Key Internal contacts

  • Lawyers in the Paris-London Legal Department and also in other CML centers.
  • Risk Department.
  • Compliance Department.
  • Front Office Sales, Trading, CVA Desk, Middle and Back Offices.

Key External contacts

External counsel, rating agencies, trade organizations (e.g. ISDA or other trading association working groups or committees).


Position localisation

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Law degree from a reputable university in
the United Kingdom, US or a continental

Required skills

First experience in a bank or law firm
would be a plus. (Desirable)

Excellent legal analysis and drafting skills
Team player with ability to work under
Strong communication skills and ability to
communicate effectively with various
individuals in different centers
Good organizational skills

Technical skills required

Microsoft suite (including Microsoft Word
& Microsoft Outlook)
ISDA Master Agreement
documentation, Credit Support
documentation, and relevant ISDA


English (Essential)