Lawyer - Contract Remediation (IBOR)

Lawyer - Contract Remediation (IBOR)


Zurich, Switzerland

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have minimum 2-10 years' relevant experience working in the banking/securities/financial services industry.
  • Posses strong risk analysis skills and judgment, legal and regulatory knowledge and transaction execution skills.
  • Have ability to analyze, draft and negotiate complex legal terms related to specific area of expertise and related regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Can draft templates, policies and procedures and training materials with respect to the above responsibilities.
  • Obtain, analyze, and put into practical use advice from external counsels pertaining to specialized counter-parties or to advise stakeholders on legal risks.
  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment for a quickly growing company in an expanding new services market.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams. Are the kind of person who can be relied upon to get things done.
  • Capture various pieces of information related to the contracts or matters that you support.
  • Participate or manage client projects to improve contracting efficiency, cost effectiveness, and knowledge sharing.
  • Participate on task forces that strive to improve how Elevate services its clients and that enable our team to develop and grow.


Coordinate and align approaches and contract remediation across products

  • Proposed approach on client communication and risk disclosure.
  • Draft and review generic amendment agreement clauses.
  • Propose interim fallback language across product areas.
  • Support determining preferred transition solution, assess dependencies, and preferred transition procedure.
  • Assess impact on existing contract population.
  • Develop a strategy to deal with standard contracts and exceptions, including documentation changes and template development.
  • Support on non-standard/complex negotiations and client inquiries.

Support desk lawyers with program deliverables

  • Acting as a GC SME/contact point for front office and IBOR Program.
  • Overview on Program status and timely escalation in case of delays/issues with documentation management; ensure paper trail of implementation measures and tracking.
  • Review consistency of implementation across divisions.
  • Assist product coverage lawyers in preparing playbooks (i.e., detailed instruction manuals on provisions requiring review, specific fallback language amend and negotiation guides).
  • Instruction and coordination of external counsel.

Advising stakeholders on IBOR transition matters

  • Regulatory matters arising from IBOR transition.
  • Legal research and conclusion on relevant questions.
  • Internal awareness and education of employees.
  • Conduct Risk Impact Assessment and associated governance.
  • Preparation of materials to be submitted to the regulators.

Other Skills:

  • Proven ability to work in a client-centric, deadline driven environment.
  • Can work effectively from a home office or a remote work environment.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Flexible, and willing to pitch in on matters and projects to better serve our clients, even if the work falls outside your normal scope of duties.
  • Can act independently, and use good judgment, but also not afraid to ask questions.
  • Excellent writing skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.
  • High integrity and ethical compass.
  • Excellent listening as well as communication skills and the judgment to know which skill to use in a given setting.
  • Ability to own mistakes and learn from them.
  • Experience with Microsoft Products like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint.
  • Some experience in Derivatives, ISDA Agreements, Lending/Borrowing teams of a bank will be a huge plus.
  • Must be fluent in English. German and other languages a plus.

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