Legal Counsel, Vice President Legal Counsel, Vice President …

State Street Corporation
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 13 May 21
Competitive
State Street Corporation
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 13 May 21
Competitive
State Street Corporation
Legal Counsel, Vice President
Who we are looking for
Provide legal support across the spectrum of Alpha (front-to-back) and Global Link businesses in Asia Pacific.

Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our investment research and trading arm, SSGM's number one goal is to enhance and preserve our clients' portfolio values by applying technology, optimizing trading, and linking asset classes and markets across the world.
Join us if making your mark in the capital markets industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for
As a Legal counsel you will
  • Drafting and negotiating Alpha (front-to-back) and Global Link documentation, client agreements and other related agreements;
  • Drafting and negotiating legal contracts for other lines of business within Global Markets (e.g. ISDA/CSA/FX agreements, transition management services agreements and electronic trading platform agreements);
  • Advising on applicable laws and relevant financial and bank regulations, including ongoing regulatory developments impacting the products and services;
  • Reviewing and advising on new products and jurisdictional and platform expansion initiatives, which may include liaising with external counsel;
  • Collaborating with peer lawyers in the APAC, US and EMEA regions and other business support functions within the organization (Tax, Risk, Compliance etc), and advising Center of Excellence legal team on their queries;
  • Creating, maintaining and managing product templates, guidelines, legal documentation summaries and external legal advice.

The above responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work involved in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that the candidate may be expected or asked to perform.

Diversity and Inclusion:
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we consider applications for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, citizenship, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, military and veteran status, and other characteristics protected by applicable law.

What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role
  • Good interpersonal skills and commercial/practical approach with ability to sustain strong relationships with clients, peers and staff;
  • Ability to interact with multiple levels in an organization and in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Keen understanding of market practice impacting the business lines in the relevant jurisdictions and ability to work with business units to achieve practical solutions within applicable regulatory and risk parameters;

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed to practice law in US, UK or other common law jurisdiction with 5+ years of relevant legal experience in law firm and/or in-house position, preferably with experience in APAC jurisdictions (including Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, PRC or Australia);
  • Contract negotiations and drafting experience, sophisticated negotiation ability;
  • Good understanding of financial regulations and bank regulatory framework;
  • Working knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. taking collateral/perfection, enforcement and close-out netting);
  • English as a native language (another Asian language an asset but not required);
  • Good interpersonal skills and commercial/practical approach with ability to sustain strong relationships with clients, peers and staff;
  • Ability to interact with multiple levels in an organization and in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Keen understanding of market practice impacting the business lines in the relevant jurisdictions and ability to work with business units to achieve practical solutions within applicable regulatory and risk parameters;
Based in Singapore, Hong Kong or Australia and potentially required to travel on occasion to support business needs.

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers
Company Overview

From technology and product innovation to corporate responsibility and community development, we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people - strengthening markets, building communities and creating opportunities for growth.

We owe that longevity to the commitment, expertise and creativity of our employees. Our continued success depends on our ability to attract and develop the best talent in the industry. That's why we're keenly focused on employee development, corporate citizenship and inclusion.

For us, success comes in the mark we make as an organization - for the industry, our clients, our communities and each other.

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