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Negotiation Associate Officer

Job Req ID 24748217 Location(s) Belfast, United Kingdom Job Type On-Site/Resident 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? Citi’s Legal Department in Belfast is a team of approximately 130 staff, covering a range of products and services across Citi’s Europe Middle East and Africa region.

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 Belfast Legal Department provides a range of services, support and advice to many business areas with a particular focus on Citi’s Institutional Client Group; incorporating transaction negotiation, master agreement negotiation, and oversight of compliance and regulatory requirements.

What you’ll do

This role will involve working closely with Citi’s external clients as well as the Sales, EMEA and Global Product Heads for the respective business line and Citi Product Legal Counsel in negotiating, reviewing and analysing a variety of legal documentation including, but not limited to Credit Support Annexes, Account Control Agreements, Side Letters, amendments and various ancillary documentation  (e.g. guarantees, novation agreements) across a wide range of counterparty types, in compliance with Citi’s policies and procedures.

  • Negotiating/reviewing legal agreements with internal/external customers to reach agreement on the contents of the Bank’s legal documentation, through telephonic or electronic negotiation and legal lock in sessions / client meetings (where required).
  • Close liaison with internal businesses/Product Legal and Country Counsel based in a number of different jurisdictions in connection with the negotiation of legal agreements in the relevant business area. Convey strong commercial awareness and understanding of the desk’s priorities by ensuring prioritisation of file load is aligned with overall desk goals.
  • Understand and learn the documentation requirements for different products.  Work closely with stakeholders to manage expectations and ensure documentation is in place ahead of regulatory or business deadlines, where required.
  • Interpret key commercial concepts from an array of trading agreements (including ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support Annexes, GMRA, GMSLA, Termination Agreements), accounting for the necessary regulatory and/or jurisdictional changes where required.
  • Ensure Citi’s internal and regulatory policies are maintained, and where deviations are necessary, ensuring appropriate legal risk and / or business approvals are obtained.
  • Maintain key governance and control checks are implemented during documentation process; proactively identify and escalate issues within the relevant business.

What we’ll need from you

The position will require an awareness of the impact of core regulation on the derivatives markets and underlying documentation.  

  • Experience of negotiating commercial contracts is advantageous but not essential, previous work in a legal/financial service organisation preferable.
  • Working knowledge in the negotiation ISDA Master Agreements and other agreement types mentioned above is desirable, as well as knowledge of PC operating systems, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Proven track record in delivering results in a challenging and changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (written & verbal) at all organisational levels with internal business partners and external customers and to effectively organise own workload meeting key milestones and to work autonomously.

What we can offer you

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.


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Job Family:

Legal Professionals


Time Type:

Full time


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