Legal Division, Commodities Attorney, Associate/VP

Legal Division, Commodities Attorney, Associate/VP

Goldman Sachs

Warsaw, Poland

BUSINESS UNIT AND ROLE OVERVIEW

The position will provide an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the workings of legal agreements and their use in the areas of Commodity transactions as well as a chance to expand customer liaison skills. The successful applicant will be part of a small, professional team and have the opportunity to liaise with people at all levels and in all areas of the firm, outside counsel and our counterparts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Any member of the legal team is expected to be pro-active in guiding the business on legal matters and substantial transactional involvement will be a feature of this position. In particular, the following responsibilities are key:

  • Providing legal support to the commodities trading business (namely, derivatives, securities and physical transactions of energy, emissions, precious metals, gas, power, coal, base metals, freight and agricultural product underlyers);
  • Providing legal support for the negotiation of commodity physical and financial pre-payment arrangements, inventory financing arrangements and other funding initiatives for commodities-related clients;
  • Responsibility for drafting, reviewing and negotiating transaction documentation;
  • Working with teams on structuring issues and regulatory/reputational concerns;
  • Responsibility for relationships with external counsel in the Commodities space;
  • Interacting with the commodity sales teams and traders to address legal issues as they arise in day-to-day trading activities;
  • Reviewing, monitoring and driving implementation of regulatory developments relating to commodities (financial, physical and commodity-specific);
  • Liaising and coordinating with other relevant groups throughout the firm, including other members of the legal department, credit, treasury, compliance, controllers, operations, tax;
  • Involvement in reviews of new markets and new products.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • We are looking for a candidate who is a good team player, dynamic and capable of working proactively on a wide range of issues in a fast-paced environment;
  • UK, US or EU qualified;
  • Experience gained in private practice or in-house involving physical commodities, financing of physical commodities and associated derivative master documentation preferred;
  • Proven excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, even under pressure;
  • Ability to grasp commercial concepts and solution-oriented approach;
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Enthusiasm and interest in commodities and related financial markets;
  • Willingness to cover a multiplicity of product areas.

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