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Junior Paralegal

Job Req ID 24751811 Location(s) Belfast, United Kingdom Job Type Hybrid Job Category Legal
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Are you looking for a career move that will put you at the heart of a global financial institution? Then bring your skills in analysis, organisation, attention to detail, problem solving and communication to Citi’s Issuance Solution Legal Team.

By Joining Citi, you will become part of a global organisation whose mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress

Team/Role Overview:

The Legal Issuance Solutions team supports the Global Issuance businesses. The team works closely with the product structuring and trading desks in London, New York and Asia, providing essential partnership to the product lawyers supporting those desks, as well as to business management and, where applicable, sales teams. The team act as an important partner to provide advice and assistance at all stages of the structured product lifecycle, including assisting in the structuring of transactions, managing the trade execution process, advising on regulatory matters and drafting, reviewing and negotiating documentation of all types.

The Issuance businesses are involved in:

  • The development and distribution of a wide range of structured investment products (including notes, warrants, repackagings and funds) for institutions, family offices, discretionary wealth managers, private banks and retail distributors, and are linked to a variety of asset classes, including equities, bonds, interest rates, credit, commodities and FX; and
  • The issuance of structured notes (including credit-linked notes and repackagings) primarily to institutional investors.

The Legal Issuance Solutions team is responsible for managing high volume, fast ‘flow’ issuance and assisting with maintenance of Citi's structured debt issuance programmes, negotiating distribution agreements, advising the business on relevant legal and regulatory issues, and automation initiatives. As the business operates on a global basis, the role involves direct responsibility for transactions in Europe and regular contact with colleagues in the US and Asia.

What you’ll do:

The role involves providing transaction management support for the Issuance businesses in connection with structured products activity globally. The responsibilities of the team include the maintenance of a number of structured debt issuance programmes (including Citi balance sheet issuers and Special Purpose Vehicles); management of product issuance; advising on legal and regulatory requirements; and assisting the business in product innovation, strategic initiatives and technology projects.


  • Have direct contact with the sales teams and structuring/packaging desks on a day-to-day basis
  • Build relationships with key business partners, internal legal colleagues and external counsel
  • Be responsible for the management of a number of transactions at any one time
  • Draft, review and analyse the legal documentation for Structured Products originated by the Equities, Rates and Global Spread Products businesses
  • Be involved in managing and documenting product life cycle events, such as unwinds, amendments and restructurings
  • Negotiate and advise on Distribution Agreements governing the relationship between Citi and third party distributors of Citi Structured Products
  • There is opportunity to work on document templating and automation projects to improve existing processes and procedures and create efficiencies, including by embracing technology solutions

What we need from you:

  • Degree qualification in Law
  • Experience working in corporate legal department, law firm, financial services, consulting, technology firm or related industry
  • Must have effective organizational skills, attention to detail, exceptional verbal communication and listening skills
  • Knowledge of legal customs and practices
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial services industry

What we can offer you:

This is a role that will offer you the opportunity to build an in-depth knowledge of the law surrounding financial services. Every day there will be new business challenges that will help you develop new skills that can drive your career.
In addition, you will:

  • Experience, absorb and apply in practice comprehensive training on Citi’s issuance businesses and the products offered
  • Build on pre-existing project management and prioritisation skills
  • Develop an understanding of the regulatory environment which is relevant to the issuance and sale of structured investment products
  • Work on investment products across the full range of asset classes, including equities, rates, commodities, and FX

We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.

By joining Citi Belfast, you will not only be part of a business casual workplace with a hybrid working model (up to 2 days working at home per week), but also receive a competitive base salary (which is annually reviewed), and enjoy a whole host of additional benefits such as:  

  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self every day.  We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay, and empowered to thrive.

Sounds like Citi has everything you need? Then apply to discover the true extent of your capabilities.


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Legal Professionals


Time Type:

Full time


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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