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Job Post: JP Morgan & Chase (Senior Legal Counsel)

About the organisation:

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.


J.P. Morgan is seeking to hire Senior Legal Counsel to join its Securities Services Legal Practice Group to advise and support J.P. Morgan’s Securities Services business in multiple markets across Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA).

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Work Profile:

The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of Securities Services contracts (e.g., global & direct custody agreements, fund services agreements, sub-custodian agreements, securities lending agreements, and collateral management services agreements etc.) with clients of the firm, interacting with various internal business and control function stakeholders across geographies;

  • Support global and regional Securities Services initiatives and projects, such as developing template agreements, remediating legacy contracts, designing and implementing know-how and best practices, etc.;

  • Work on matters relevant to Securities Services’ market infrastructure and sub-custodian network management such as (i) reviewing and revising existing sub-custodian documentation to be consistent with firm, regulatory and industry standards, (ii) reviewing local market rules/opinions, and (iii) advising on sub-custodian agreements; and

  • Assist with client due diligence questionnaires, marketing material, responses to clients’ Request-For-Proposals and various other ad hoc requests typical to supporting a dynamic and constantly growing business.

Who can Apply?

In order to apply for this position, the candidates should possess the following eligibility criteria:

  • Qualified as a lawyer in India or other common law jurisdiction with at least 5 and up to 10 years of post-qualification legal experience (either as in-house counsel in the financial services industry or as a lawyer in a top-tier law firm);

  • Fluent in written and spoken English;

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, together with the ability to communicate and articulate legal issues effectively with colleagues at all levels and across different jurisdictions;

  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills;

  • Ability to prioritise and proactively manage workflow in a multi-jurisdictional transaction environment;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build close rapport with internal stakeholders across Sales, Product, Client Service, Operation, Risk and Compliance functions across jurisdictions;

  • Ability to timely and appropriately identify risks and escalate issues to relevant stakeholders;

  • Ability to adapt and apply legal skills in new contexts, to new businesses and subjects in which one may not have prior relevant experience, and willingness to develop and excel beyond his/ her comfort zone; and

  • Ability to manage and control legal risks in a constructive manner.

  • Prior experience in custody, funds and/or securities related services or in transaction banking will be an advantage.

Procedure to Apply:

Interested candidates may apply here.


The position is based in Mumbai, at J.P. Morgan’s Corporate Centre (“MCC”), functionally reporting to an experienced lawyer within the Asia Pacific Securities Services Legal team based in Hong Kong and to a local supervisor based in the MCC.

Last date to Apply:

30th July, 2021

Other details:

  • All candidates for roles in the Legal department must successfully complete a conflicts of interest clearance review prior to commencement of employment.

  • Official website: https://www.jpmorganchase.com/

  • Office Location: 703,7th floor, & unit no.801,8th floor, A-wing, prism tower, Malad west, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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