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Assistant General Counsel, ICG Loans Legal

Job Req ID 22514496 Location(s) New York, New York Job Category Legal
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Job Description

The role is in Citi’s ICG Legal Loans team which is part of the broader ICG Legal team.  ICG Legal Loans provides legal coverage and support globally for Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG) and in particular its lending businesses (which includes corporate lending, investment grade, leveraged finance, asset based lending including DIPs, emerging market loans, project and export agency finance, and certain structured products). The group also supports Remedial Management, Citi’s work-out and restructuring group.

Working as part of the NAM ICG Legal Loans team, this lawyer will have the opportunity to work on the full spectrum of loan transactions originated by Citi’s Capital Markets Origination lending businesses advising both front office and risk management teams, with a focus on Latin America finance and leveraged finance. The NAM team is small and cohesive; a proactive approach, collegiality, ability to work independently with minimal oversight, and positive attitude are key attributes of the successful candidate. 

The team provides advisory and transactional support on documentation as well as supervision of external counsel, contributions to know-how and infrastructure projects.  As part of the internal control architecture, the team is also an important part of the approval process for all new and/or revised structures or products as well as ensuring compliance with Citi policies and procedures to protect the Citi franchise, therefore, commercial awareness and excellent judgement are essential skills for the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities of the position involve:

  • Addressing key legal issues from inception to completion of loan transactions, in particular, commitment/engagement documentation, credit agreement issues, Agency roles and related responsibilities, loan trading dynamics
  • Provide legal support to the Latin American and leverage finance lending desk
  • Working closely with other members in the team and General Counsel’s Office as appropriate.
  • Identifying and analyzing legal risks and opportunities presented by transactions and ensuring that Citi’s policy, legal and regulatory standards are maintained. Escalation of novel issues and franchise concerns
  • Liaising with other control groups within Citi, for example, Risk, Accounting Policy, Tax and Compliance.
  • Management of external counsel.


  • Minimum 5 years of law firm, inhouse, or comparable experience


  • Excellent technical skills and analytical ability.
  • Communication: Ability to assimilate complex issues and communicate with all levels concisely and clearly, including senior business personnel and desk heads
  • Ability to work in a professional but demanding environment, with availability during "non-business" hours and same-day turnaround of documents or issues lists frequently required.


  • Strong business judgement and commercial attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and work to strict deadlines without supervision
  • Co-operative, team-oriented style
  • Risk Awareness
  • Corporate and syndicated lending experience required


Job Family Group:



Job Family:

General Legal


Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

New York New York United States


Primary Location Salary Range:

$196,370.00 - $294,550.00


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Effective November 1, 2021, Citi requires that all successful applicants for positions located in the United States or Puerto Rico be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

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