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Trade Lawyer

Belfast, ME 04915
**Overview of Citi**

Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

**Job Purpose**

An opportunity has arisen within the Belfast legal department for an experienced legal professional to help support the Trade legal team. The Trade business within Citi is a part of the wider Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) group. This role will involve working closely with external clients as well as internal functions such as; sales, relationship, implementation, operations, risk and senior Citi legal counsel in reviewing, negotiating and analysing legal documentation which is used for the various Trade products which Citi offers to its corporate clients. The role involves conducting comprehensive reviews of Citis own documentation and client version agreements to ensure they comply with Citibanks policies & procedures and in turn advising the internal functions on any deviations. The successful individual will work on reviewing/negotiating a broad range of standard Trade legal agreements.

**Department Overview**

With the most diverse collection of products and the broadest global reach of any financial firm in the world, there is no bank better equipped to meet a corporation's evolving global needs. Leveraging its unparalleled global network of 22,000 employees across nearly 100 countries, Citi's Treasury and Trade Solutions business meets the complex needs of the world's leading organizations with a breadth of services, solutions and global expertise that is unmatched in the industry.

We provide innovative solutions to address the requirements of corporates from all sectors. As part of the Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) group, Citi offers an integrated trade platform that incorporates Working Capital and Supply Chain Management, Trade Services (including Specialized Trade programs) and Export and Agency Finance products all working together to create end-to-end solutions ranging from short and mediumterm financing to complex structured trade models. Citi Trade Finance is a core offering of Citi's TTS business, a unit of Citi's Institutional Clients Group. Citi Trade Finance leverages its global footprint and on-the-ground relationships to serve corporates, financial institutions, and public sector organizations around the world. From risk mitigation to financing, settlement to information, Citi's trade experts deliver comprehensive solutions to suppliers, buyers and financial institutions worldwide through its market-leading proprietary network.

With Citi as its partner, corporate clients can benefit from innovative ideas and advanced technology, enabling them to:

+ Manage risk and inject finance into their supply chain

+ Improve working capital

+ Control trade flows and multiple currency cash flow

**Key Responsibilities**

+ Reviewing and negotiating product agreements with internal/external customers to reach agreement on the contents of Citis legal documentation, through telephonic or electronic negotiation (via conference calls, VCs, email exchanges).

+ New technology solutions; act as a partner to the Trade business to explore applicable tech solutions in the legal space; e.g. DocuSign.

+ Act as a close liaison with internal businesses and the various functions in connection with the negotiation of legal agreements in the TTS business.

+ Production of amended agreements for the counterparty/customers execution. Assist in initiatives to help rationalise/streamline our internal processes and documentation (e.g. the development of new documentation or updates to our existing documents).

+ Building relationships around the EMEA Citi branch network with legal counsels and business contacts and looking at improving documentation requirements and flows with the branches.

+ Work closely with sales, banking, product managers and operations partners to manage customer expectations and help Citi be the best for its clients.

+ Understand Citis documentation requirements and policies for the TTS business.

+ Ensure deal deadlines are met.

+ Advising risk, product and relationship managers on potential legal risks involved in changing documentation.

+ Ensuring Citibanks regulatory policies are maintained and where deviations are necessary, ensuring appropriate risk and / or business approval is obtained.

+ Present updates at team meetings related to interesting deals, regulatory changes and market developments.

+ Provide training and supervision to other members of the legal team and the Trade business.

+ Maintain accurate status reports on negotiation developments.

+ Exercise best practice in documentation management and to assist in developing an archive of precedent negotiated documents.

**Development Value**

+ The role requires continuous interaction with senior legal counsel within Citi as well as external panel law firms.

+ The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong understanding of Citigroups TTS products/services and TTS clientele.

+ Multiple professional development and training courses are available, delivered by both internal and external presenters (with CPD points available on certain courses).

+ The role is technically challenging and will suit a person looking for significant personal development.


+ Previous legal experience of working in a commercial law firm (with a banking/finance seat) or a large financial services orientated organisation is essential.

+ Previous negotiation experience is useful but not essential.

+ Knowledge of the banking/financial services industry is preferable but not essential.

+ Knowledge of standard trade finance products/services (letters of credit, loans etc.) preferable but not essential.

+ Comprehensive training will be provided.

**Key Skills**

+ Excellent technical skills (including drafting skills), and analytical ability.

+ Strong business judgement and commercial awareness.

+ Good interpersonal communication skills.

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Office operating systems.

+ Ability to effectively project manage and organise own workload meeting key milestones.

+ Strong attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.

+ True self-starter.

+ Ability to provide continuous feedback and to regularly follow up on all outstanding issues.

+ The workload is high volume and will require the candidate to work quickly and efficiently.


+ Ability to prioritise and adapt to meet commercial objectives in a dynamic business environment.

+ Excellent communication and negotiation skills (both written and oral); ability to communicate effectively at all organisational levels with internal business partners and external customers.

+ Proactive & show initiative.

+ Confidence.

+ Customer service orientated

+ Team-working; ability to work collaboratively with others (across different functions and locations)

+ Effective planning & organization.

+ Attention to detail & accuracy.


+ Qualified solicitor/barrister in Northern Ireland and/or England and Wales

+ Minimum 2.1 classification law degree is required

+ Paralegal with much legal experience may also be considered

_Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience._

**What we Offer**

As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;

+ 23 days paid annual leave

+ Award winning pension scheme,

+ Life assurance and

+ Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.

In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.

Our Select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citis commitment to growing a diverse workforce.


**Job Family Group:**



**Job Family:**

General Legal


**Time Type:**

Full time


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Citi) invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review **Accessibility at Citi (https://www.citigroup.com/citi/accessibility/application-accessibility.htm)** .

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Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-06-12

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