JPMorgan Chase Bank

Assistant Vice President, APAC Lending Lawyer, Corporate & Investment Bank Legal, Hong Kong/Singapore

JPMorgan Chase Bank
Full Time
Junior (less than 3 years)

Job Description

Assistant Vice President, APAC Lending Lawyer, Corporate & Investment Bank Legal, Hong Kong/Singapore

Location: HK-Hong Kong-Hong Kong-One Island East / 31141

About J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.  Information about J.P. Morgan is available at


To provide legal coverage for a broad range of lending transactions undertaken by the Corporate and Investment Bank in the Asia-Pacific region (ex Japan and

Australia), based either in Hong Kong or Singapore, depending on the candidate.

In particular, primary responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing, negotiating and assisting with drafting of lending, security and related documentation
  • Assisting the business with deal structuring and terms from legal and risk perspective
  • Advising management and other functional partners on legal and regulatory issues generally
  • Instructing and working with external counsel, reviewing and negotiating legal opinions and supervising the legal due diligence involving the business and transactions
  • Develop and maintain client and service provider relationships, co-ordinate with other risk management areas of JPMorgan, including Credit and Compliance departments
  • Coordinating and liaising with business, product and services specialists and within the Legal function regionally as well as globally
  • Providing legal analysis in relation to new business initiatives and products
  • Participating in product and industry working group calls and meetings
  • Assisting in the review and development of legal forms, policies, procedures and systems


  • Qualified lawyer with at least 2-5 years PQE; SG or HK qualification required with additional qualification preferred (English or NY or other Common Law jurisdiction)
  • Relevant work experience gained at an international financial institution or at a top tier law firm (a combination of experience is preferred)
  • In-depth understanding of loan documentation and debt financing products, including bilateral, syndicated, leverage finance loans, security documents and market forms for APLMA / LMA as well as secondary loan trading documents and market forms for LSTA / LMA
  • Experience in transactional workflow with a strong record of transaction management and execution and ability to work under pressure, prioritize and respond to business needs/goals
  • Solid risk management skills with an ability to identify/escalate issues timely and appropriately
  • Willingness and ability to provide quality service and promote and enhance JPMorgan franchise
  • Ability to communicate well and work in a cross-functional team to achieve common goals
  • Ability to adapt and apply legal skills in new businesses/areas with limited existing expertise
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Prior experience working in-house at an investment bank preferred

Technical Skills

  • Compliance
  • Deal Structuring
  • Due Diligence
  • Legal Documentation
  • Negotiation
  • Risk Management