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Global Capital Markets Counsel - 3DHOT in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

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Job Description

M&T Bank

Global Capital Markets Counsel

Buffalo, NY - Preferred

Wilmington, DE and NYC, NY - Alternate locations


Vice President, Counsel – Global Capital Markets

The successful candidate will be located in (i) Buffalo, NY (ii) New York City, or (iii) Wilmington, Delaware, and will be supporting Wilmington Trust’s corporate and institutional trust (Global Capital Markets) division (“GCM Division”), including matters relating to its role acting as trustee, agent and/or other capacities on capital markets transactions (e.g., syndicated debt, corporate debt, public finance, distressed debt, municipal and re-insurance collateralization, mergers and acquisitions, large and complex trusts etc.) and structured finance transactions (e.g., securitizations, equipment finance, project finance etc.).  Such capacities might include, for example, acting as owner trustee, indentured trustee, paying agent, disbursement agent, administrative agent, registrar, calculation agent, exchange agent, liquidating agent, security agent, escrow agent and/or collateral agent. 


The GCM Division also provides institutional custody services to companies and entity management services, such as corporate governance services (e.g., the provision of directors and officers, corporate secretarial services) for special purpose vehicles (SPVs). 


Responsibilities will include supporting both the domestic and international offices of the GCM Division.  Wilmington Trust’s international offices are located in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg. 


More specifically, the successful candidate will assist in:


Serving as one of the legal advisors to the GCM Division, including providing ongoing day-to-day legal advice and support for the GCM division


Negotiating customer agreements for services offered by the GCM division


Identifying, evaluating and escalating legal and regulatory risks affecting the GCM Division


Overseeing external counsel used to support the GCM Division


Lend appropriate expertise and experience in supporting the GCM Division’s international offices, including working with local external counsel to provide legal advice


Providing legal support for special projects, such as revising and rationalizing template contracts used by the GCM division


Partnering with the organization’s compliance, risk and audit groups on GCM Division matters


Providing legal analysis of new business opportunities and new service offerings


Developing and implementing strategic policies and procedures for the legal support of the GCM Division


Providing legal support to the GCM Division for enterprise-wide projects and matters


Keeping senior management and other personnel up to date on pertinent legal and regulatory developments, including legal risks


Minimum Qualifications

J.D. degree required.  Licensed to practice law in New York or Delaware (or ability to obtain an in-house counsel license in New York or Delaware, as applicable). 

3 plus years plus of relevant experience  

Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment; experience in leading and facilitating change

Ability to understand and integrate details of business/operational/systemic environment in applying legal and policy requirements

Experience advising on capital markets transactions (e.g., syndicated debt, corporate debt, public finance, distressed debt, municipal and re-insurance collateralization, mergers and acquisitions, large trusts etc.) and/or structured finance transactions (e.g., securitizations, equipment finance, project finance etc.)

Experience working on international capital markets and/or structured finance transactions and/or supporting local external counsel in foreign jurisdictions

Experience identifying, evaluating and escalating legal risk issues

Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external constituencies, including senior business leaders; external counsel; regulatory officials;  risk, compliance and audit counterparts at the organization; counterparts at other companies; and industry representatives

Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate and relate at all levels of the organization

Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to influence through collaboration

Demonstrated experience in leading others, both through direct relationships and/or indirectly (influencing without direct authority)

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