Legal Graduate – Trainee

 London, United Kingdom       Fixed term contract        Legal / Taxation / Compliance

Responsibilities

The Structured Products and Derivatives legal team which supports Socgen’s Global Markets division comprises around 20 lawyers, split across Paris and London. The team covers work undertaken by the international structuring, trading and sales desks in structured and flow derivatives, in particular FX, equity, credit derivative, interest rate and money markets products, including electronic trading and clearing thereof. The work covers the trading of over-the-counter swaps as well as the issuance of securities, including warrants, preference shares and certificates.

The London team, which is located in SG’s fantastic brand-new state-of-the-art building at One Bank Street, is currently looking to take on a graduate to assist on all coverage areas in a paralegal type role. In particular, you are likely to assist with:

  • the review/drafting/negotiation of term sheets and contracts relating to securities issuance and derivatives transactions, including distribution agreements, swap confirmations, service agreements, confidentiality agreements, software agreements, terms of business and other derivatives documentation with external clients or suppliers;

  • advising the Global Markets sales, trading and structuring desks on all aspects of their securities issuance and flow and structured derivatives business; and

  • researching legal and regulatory issues and dealing with miscellaneous legal queries from the trading floor.

You will be expected to have excellent academics, including legal qualifications, good commercial awareness and a proactive approach to work, although you will not necessarily be expected to have any detailed product knowledge or previous experience in an investment bank. Relevant training will be given by senior legal team members over the course of the contract with the intention that you become more self-sufficient as time passes. Previous paralegal experience will be an advantage, although not essential.


Profile Required

You will be expected to have excellent academics, including legal qualifications, good commercial awareness and a proactive approach to work, although you will not necessarily be expected to have any detailed product knowledge or previous experience in an investment bank. Relevant training will be given by senior legal team members over the course of the contract with the intention that you become more self-sufficient as time passes. Previous paralegal experience will be an advantage, although not essential.


Why Join Us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different

Business Insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment


We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 200003Y9
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 04/05/2020
Date of publication: 09/02/2020
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Legal Graduate – Trainee

Fixed term contract   |   London   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance