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Senior Lead Counsel 1 - Product - C14 - MUMBAI- Hybrid

Job Req ID 24738497 Location(s) Mumbai, India Job Type Hybrid Job Category Legal
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Citi’s Global Legal Affairs and Compliance(GLAC) empowers and protects Citi by providing legal, compliance, investigative, and security services to our firm. We manage compliance risk, provide legal analysis and advice, protect Citi’s people and businesses, advocate for legal and regulatory outcomes that benefit our firm and our clients, and ultimately promote behavior that is consistent with Citi’s mission and culture

TWCS Legal is a global team of lawyers, based in six centers around the world, that provides product legal advisory to the TWCS Services business across all clusters.

TWCS Services is a division of Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS), which together with Securities Services (SS), comprise Citi’s Services business. Both TTS and SS have been performing well, generating strong revenue growth over the past several quarters. The Services business is core to delivering Citi’s long-term strategy by continuing to focus on client experience and excellence.

TWCS Services offerings fall under the following product pillars: Core Trade, Supply Chain Management, Trade Loans, and Export Agency Financing, with sub-products under each pillar.

We’re currently looking for a high caliber professional to join our team as Senior Lead Counsel 1 - Product - C14 (Internal Job Title: Senior Vice President C14) based in Mumbai, India.  Being part of our team means that we’ll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decision and manage your financial well-being to help plan for your future. For instance:

  • Citi provides programs and services for your physical and mental well-being including access to telehealth options, health advocates, confidential counseling and more. Coverage varies by country.
  • We believe all parents deserve time to adjust to parenthood and bond with the newest members of their families. That’s why in early 2020 we began rolling out our expanded Paid Parental Leave Policy to include Citi employees around the world.
  • We empower our employees to manage their financial well-being and help them plan for the future.
  • Citi provides access to an array of learning and development resources to help broaden and deepen your skills and knowledge as your career progresses.
  • We have a variety of programs that help employees balance their work and life, including generous paid time off packages.

In this role, you’re expected to:

The candidate will provide legal support to the Trade and Working Capital Solutions (TWCS)Services business in the Asia clusters, both at the cluster and country level, where applicable.  

  • Acting as a Team lead in terms of being a point of contact for the relevant Trade pillars and handling of cross-border deals, review of new product/new program rollout, multi-jurisdictional legal due diligence, and documentation and other projects.
  • Providing product legal advice to the TWCS stakeholders and colleagues, both at the cluster and country level, which includes advice on the legal and franchise issues, risks, and mitigants in respect of TWCS product offerings and TWCS deals;
  • Facilitating the identification and discussion of any deviations from the standard TWCS documentation, product parameters, and Citi standards and other material legal or franchise issues, in consultation with relevant stakeholders;
  • Drafting and/or reviewing complex product legal documentation for Asia clusters, and handling negotiations
  • Working closely with Compliance, Risk, and other control functions with respect to advisory and documentation issues;
  • Advising on changes in law and regulations relevant to the Services business across key countries in the Asia clusters; and Initiating and driving global TWCS documentation projects, including the development of new internal standard form templates

As a successful candidate, you’d ideally have the following skills and exposure:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant legal experience in a law firm (covering/supporting commercial law or international trade law) or banking or financial institution (covering/supporting the cross-border trade finance or loans business)
  • Adept at managing contract negotiations and drafting
  • Financial regulatory experience is an advantage
  • Knowledge of laws with respect to data privacy, electronic commerce, or digital signatures is a significant plus.
  • Fluency in English.
  • A skilled counsel and negotiator who can proactively work with a wide range of colleagues in both business and support roles; able to respond to a broad range of needs and develop business friendly solutions to requirements while balancing compliance with multiple legal, regulatory and internal policy requirements.
  • B.A.LL.B (Hons.) or equivalent qualification from an accredited national university in India or elsewhere.
  • Admitted to practice law in India or other common law jurisdiction.

Working at Citi is far more than just a job. A career with us means joining a family of more than 230,000 dedicated people from around the globe. At Citi, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community and make a real impact.

Take the next step in your career, apply for this role at Citi today


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Job Family:

Legal - Product


Time Type:

Full time


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