At HSBC, the health and well-being of our employees remains of utmost importance. Many of our roles are permitted to work from home (in states in which HSBC is licensed to operate) until further notice. Upon resumption of normal operations, this role may be performed at our New York, New York office.
This attorney will support a variety of businesses and functions in New York City for HSBC’s investment banking group, with primary responsibility consisting of supporting the leveraged and acquisition finance banking team. The leveraged and acquisition product coverage encompasses (i) leveraged and investment grade event-driven financings, (ii) high-yield bonds, (iii) loan syndications and (iv) arranging activities in connection with best efforts and committed syndicated credit facilities. The legal counsel role will be responsible for managing legal risks of the business by providing practical, commercial and timely advice.
Responsibilities Related to Position:
Review and advise on documentation and structuring in connection syndicated finance transactions (term b, pro-rata, 364-day bridge and leveraged bridge loan facilities) and high-yield bond offerings, both as “left” lead arranger & bookrunner and lender/co-manager
Responding promptly to deal-related issues, including legal and reputational risk questions
Advise and assist in connection with information walls and commercial conflicts management issues and policies
Identifying and managing relevant banking and securities regulations
Advise and liaise with domestic and international banking teams and other infrastructure personnel (i.e., regulatory compliance, credit, tax, operations, treasury, internal legal) in the context of both cross-border transactions and global workstreams, including teams in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and Canada
Advise and assist in connection with the recommendation, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and protocols for supported business groups
Advising on the legal risk of existing and new business activities
Participation in business risk and control committees
Development and maintenance of efficient and effective relationships with outside counsel
Manage external legal costs and invoices
Management of Risk
Ensure compliance, operational risk controls in accordance with HSBC or regulatory standards and policies
Promote an environment that supports diversity, inclusion and reflects the HSBC brand
Employment eligibility to work with HSBC in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
3-6 years of experience at a major law firm and/or as in-house counsel to a financial institution with specific experience in one or more of the products noted above
Knowledge of 144A/Reg S transactions, SEC registered offerings and private placements is a plus
Strong leveraged finance background (experience with both sponsor-led and strategic corporate acquisition finance is preferred)
B.A. and J.D. degrees from top schools and demonstrated success in relevant work history
Skills and Knowledge:
The successful candidate will have:
Demonstrated competence in working with market-standard documentation for related products
Strong understanding of market practice and current market terms for each product
Confidence and expertise to make timely decisions
Time management and deal prioritization skills
Good client management skills
The ability to work well with other internal HSBC support groups
Flexibility and eagerness to learn about and support other investment banking products
Strong interest in cross-border deal work.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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