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Master Agreement Negotiator


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Entity

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

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 2021). Nearly 8,600 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and 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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Reference

2021-58595  

Update date

14/07/2021

Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Legal

Job title

Master Agreement Negotiator

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Summary

 

Master agreement negotiator to provide advice and documentation support to the range of business lines and products that comprise CA-CIB’s derivatives, repo and sec lending activities.

 

 

Key responsibilities

 

·       Review, prepare and negotiate various (a) industry master agreements and related collateral agreements (including ISDAs, CSAs, GMRAs, MRAs, GMSLAs, MSLAs etc.), custodial undertaking agreements and control agreements in connection with the foregoing; (b) guarantees and similar forms of credit support; and (c) other miscellaneous agreements

·       Responsibilities include (a) preparing summaries of changes from original requests; (b) communicating directly with CACIB’s counterparties regarding specific terms of the relevant documentation; (c) inputting of contract information into the bank’s database; (d) responding to various in-house inquiries from front office, legal, credit, client onboarding, and collateral management on status of negotiations, current terms in executed agreements, and summary of client forms proposed; and (e) reviewing and summarizing industry netting and collateral opinions in response to specific questions and inputting responses into the bank’s “netting tool”

·       Advise relevant areas of CACIB, including front office, risk, and compliance, with respect to various pertinent matters of the document negotiation being undertaken

·       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

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

·       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 Master Agreements Team in the U.S. Legal Department

 

Key Internal contacts

 

Relevant front office, legal, risk and compliance personnel

 

Key External contacts

 

Various outside counsel

 

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Must be FULLY vaccinated

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America

City

NEW YORK

Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

ESSENTIAL
Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent)

 

 DESIRABLE
Juris Doctor degree (or the equivalent)

 

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years

Experience

·       Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a master agreements negotiator in a global financial institution legal department covering sophisticated transactions

·       Full familiarity with all manner of master agreements handled by the team

Required skills

·       Excellent English-language communication, both written and spoken

·       Excellent subject matter knowledge and reasoning ability

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

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

·       Sound and ethical commercial judgment

·       Professional and convincing demeanor and interpersonal skills

·       Creative, solutions-oriented approach to complex documentation issues

·       Ability to confront and escalate difficult issues within the institution