CA CIB Americas

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Vice president and counsel (commercial finance)

30 June United States, NEW YORK Perm

Summary

Renders legal advice and services to the Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) commercial finance lines of business and distressed asset recovery team in the Americas (ex-Brazil), including senior management, front line of business officers, and support functions, in those matters assigned by and under the supervision and direction of the Director and Counsel – Head of U.S.
Commercial Finance Legal Team
supervises and manages external counsel
provides advice on matters of New York law, U.S.
Federal law and U.S.
market practice to CACIB offices outside of the United States
works on legal department and CACIB projects as assigned.


Key Responsibilities

Drafts, reviews and negotiates documentation (such as commitment and engagement letters, credit agreements, receivables purchase agreements, security agreements and guarantees) for CACIB's commercial finance lines of business and distressed asset recovery team
interprets agreements and advises on their legal effect.

Counsels and advises Head Office Legal Department and other legal departments in the CACIB network from time to time on matters of New York law, U.S.
Federal law and U.S.
market practice.

Identifies and analyzes the legal risk associated with new products, activities and technologies.

Maintains and updates form agreements used to document transactions for supported lines of business.

Assists in projects for the Legal Department and CACIB.

Supervises and manages assigned matters referred to outside counsel.

Participates in continuing legal education seminars of relevance to the business of CACIB and relevant industry associations (e.g., LSTA) in order to remain current in developing law and market practice.


Management and Reporting

Reports to Director and Counsel – Head of U.S.
Commercial Finance Legal Team

Key Internal contacts

Relevant business lines

Key External contacts
 
Various outside counsel

Essential
Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, with a J.D.
or LLB.
Degree (top third or better class rank).
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in-house (in a bank or financial institution) and/or at a law firm with experience in some or all of the following areas: secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition finance, trade and receivables finance, commercial real estate finance, project finance, structured finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, with an emphasis on cross border transactions.
Excellent analytical, written and communication skills.
Solution-oriented
delivers accurate, pragmatic and actionable legal advice.
Able to excel in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities.
Demonstrates professional attitude and responsiveness in handling workload and providing legal advice to clients.

Minimum of 4 years’ experience in-house (in a bank or financial institution) and/or at a law firm with experience in some or all of the following areas: secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition finance, trade and receivables finance, commercial real estate finance, project finance, structured finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, with an emphasis on cross border transactions

Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, with a J.D.
or LLB.
Degree (top third or better class rank)

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