EMEA Banking Legal Team Paralegal - Associate

Job Description


The EMEA Banking Legal Team provides advice and support to the M&A, Lending and Capital Markets businesses across EMEA. In order to support the team, EMEA Banking Legal Team is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Paralegal to be based in London. The duties and functions will require organization, attention to detail, confidentiality, sound decision-making, independent judgment and the ability to escalate serious or unique problems as appropriate.

You should possess a solution-oriented, commercially minded, customer focused mindset and want to be a part of a diverse and inclusive team.

Job responsibilities

  • Review and negotiation of a high volume of non-disclosure agreements to the key businesses we support, namely M&A IB, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Global Corporate Bank and Securitised Products Businesses
  • Reviewing and re-drafting powers of attorney in relation to transactions in line with JPMorgan policy requirements, performing law firm related and internal coordination of execution
  • Legal opinion review in relation to transactions across the department with particular focus on credit products and capital markets
  • Review and negotiation of additional transaction and closing documents, including but not limited to, fee letters, non-reliance letters, termination and amendment letters and disclaimers
  • Project work for the right candidate, based on performance, to include engagement with internal legal teams; also deck creation through use of PitchPro / PowerPoint

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Law degree
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to issue-spot and quickly become familiar with JPMorgan policy requirements of the various products
  • Team player who can build networks and collaborate with the legal and business teams effectively and professionally at all levels
  • Positive, common sense and constructive attitude. Flexible, willing and open to change
  • Excellent drafting skills, high level of attention to detail and solution-orientated

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world’s most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


Our professionals in our Corporate Functions cover a diverse range of areas from finance and risk to human resources and marketing. Our corporate teams are an essential part of our company, ensuring that we’re setting our businesses, clients, customers and employees up for success.

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