Capital Markets Attorney

Permanent contract|New York|Legal / Tax / Insurance

Capital Markets Attorney

  • New York, United States
  • Permanent contract
  • Legal / Tax / Insurance


Base Salary Range: $167,000 - $375,000 
Base salary range does not include overtime pay, bonus and/or other benefits, where applicable. Actual base salary offer will vary based on skills and experience.

US Capital Markets Attorney to be based in New York to provide legal, regulatory and transaction support to the debt and equity capital markets activities SG Corporate & Investment Bank in the Americas.  This person would be the primary legal advisor to both the US debt and equity capital markets teams and will advise and assist the debt and equity capital markets origination teams in Europe and Asia in connection with US transactions.  This person will also support the US M&A team in connection with advisory and other assignments.   More specifically, responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide legal and regulatory advice to investment banking and capital markets personnel on a wide array of debt and equity capital markets transactions, including underwritten offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, ‘4(2)’ private placements, investment grade and high-yield debt offerings and exchange offers, liability management transactions, PIPEs, registered direct and secondary offerings and share repurchase transactions.
  • Work closely with the origination teams in the US, Europe and Asia to structure and execute (a) US dollar transactions for sovereign, corporate and financial institution issuers in connection with US and global offerings of debt securities and (b) US and global equities offerings and other equity capital markets transactions.
  • Drafting and negotiating M&A engagement letters and providing the M&A team with legal advice
  • Draft, review and consult on various regional firm policies and business line/desk procedures for the covered businesses and activities.
  • Counsel banking professionals with respect to ongoing SEC and FINRA compliance and reporting.
  • Drafting and reviewing all manner of legal and marketing documentation (underwriting agreements, pitch books, offering documents, engagement letters, etc.).
  • Advising both the US and non-US debt and equity originators and syndicate desks and M&A bankers on US legal and regulatory issues.
  • Working with transaction management and investment banking teams to coordinate the requisite debt and equity capital markets and M&A transaction screening and approval processes.
  • Conduct training sessions with banking personnel on legal, regulatory, documentation and policies developments and issues. 

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Required/Must have:

  • At least 8 years of professional legal experience, with specific expertise in securities offerings and other capital markets activities, including fluency with US securities laws, rules and regulations governing the securities underwriting and distribution process; experience with regulatory issues as they relate to securities offerings and other capital markets transactions; experience drafting and reviewing basic financing and disclosure documentation, as well as more complex financing transactions and structures.


  • Experience with cross-border transactions, including US offerings for non-US issuers and experience with private and public side M&A transactions.


Required/Must have:

  • Strong written and oral communication and advocacy skills; ability to effectively interact with senior management and other internal groups on complex legal and business issues; business-oriented and pragmatic; highly intelligent, capable and responsible; strong business and legal judgment; ability to work independently as well as with other members of the Legal Department and other areas of the firm; ability to manage a project team for specific objectives; ability to prioritize tasks and effectively respond to and service demanding clients; ability to exert influence and persuade others; ability to take a position even in absence of broad-based support; and an innovative, flexible and creative personality and willingness to take on new challenges and responsibilities.


Required/Must have:

  • 8-10 plus years of legal experience, including major US law firm experience and in-house experience at a bank or other financial services institution.


  • International experience and/or experience working on cross-border transactions involving non-US issuers.


Required/Must have:

  • Member, New York State Bar
  • Law degree from a well-regarded US law school (or equivalent)
  • Undergraduate degree from a well-regarded 4-year college/university

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.
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Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer, and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.

Reference: 23000G1B
Starting date: 2023/07/17
Publication date: 2023/05/16