2018 APAC Graduate Programme - Legal - Singapore

Full time
Full Time
2017 - 18

Position Purpose

BNP Paribas has a presence in 74 countries with over 190,000 employees. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking and Services as well as Corporate & Institutional Banking.

In Asia Pacific, the BNP Paribas Group is a leading employer with more than 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets. Being one of the largest international banking networks, we strive to employ talented and innovative people who are aligned to our vision and culture.

*excluding partnerships

The Graduate Programme is a comprehensive 24-month programme designed to equip graduates with the technical skills and individual competencies to embark upon a successful career within the BNP Paribas Group. This opportunity includes a formal mentoring programme, graduate community initiatives, relevant technical training and on- the- job learning from our senior managers and highly experienced team members.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer to gain technical and regional experience in the general banking and structured finance field, working with a team of experienced and motivated professionals. The junior lawyer will benefit from training programs and overseas exposure through attachment stints in regional offices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing general legal and transactional advisory support to all business lines, including corporate banking, structured finance and wealth management business.
  • Reviewing and drafting documents relating to various banking and financing transactions, including account opening, loan facility and security documentation and other transaction-related documentation including powers of attorney, authorizations, non-disclosure agreements.
  • Formulating and drafting standard legal documentation and related guidelines and procedure notes.
  • Working closely with business teams and other functions, and coordinating with local counsel (internal and external) across the region on local law and practice.
  • Providing legal advice and support as required in relation to other general legal matters and other legal projects.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies

Students who have recently graduated or graduating in 2018 from all areas of disciplines are most welcome to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    • Takes initiative and is results driven
    • Strong decision making and analytical skills
    • Act with integrity
    • Ability to manage change and complexity with confidence
    • Client focused and commercial thinking
    • Self-motivated and genuine interest in Banking Industry
    • Proficiency in Microsoft office (MS Word, Excel & Power point)
    • Prior related internship within the banking industry is an advantage
    • Singapore or UK qualified lawyer with up to 1 year’s post-qualification experience gained at a leading law firm or financial institution in Singapore. New graduates and newly qualified lawyers may be considered. Candidate must be a quick learner, be responsive and able to analyze legal issues quickly.
    • Ability to identify, prioritize and manage competing demands. Willing to assume responsibility and to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to draft and edit a variety of documents in a clear and concise manner.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate must be a team player with an ability to work closely and constructively with other team members, and contribute to a friendly working environment.
    • Any experience in general banking, whilst not a pre-requisite, would be helpful.

    This opportunity is closed to applications.