Sales & Trading Coverage Lawyer - Vice President

Morgan Stanley

Company Type

Posting Date

May 23, 2018

Primary Location

Europe, Middle East, Africa-Germany-Germany-Frankfurt


Attorney Full Time Vice President


Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.
Department Profile
The EMEA Legal and Compliance Department is charged with day-to-day oversight and coordination of the Firm’s compliance with core regulatory requirements covering all businesses including Institutional Sales and Trading (fixed income, commodities, equities), Investment Banking, Research Investment Management and Private Wealth Management Business across the EMEA region.


Role Profile
German Qualified Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt/Syndikusrechtsanwalt) / Vice President within the German Legal and Compliance Division (Legal) based in Frankfurt am Main to cover Sales & Trading (mainly IED)


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assessment of legal enquires, including the clarification of underlying facts as well as the formulation and evaluation of possible solutions (section 46 para. 3 No 1 German Federal Lawyers’ Act (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung) (BRAO))
  • Providing legal advice (section 46 para. 3 No 2 BRAO)
  • Focusing the duties on the creation of legal relationships, especially by the self-dependent leadership of negotiations, or on the realisation of rights (section 46 para.3 No 3 BRAO)
  • Entitlement to responsible representation against third persons (section 46 para. 3 No 4 BRAO)

Detailed scope of work

  • Primary focus of the role would be day-to-day legal coverage for Sales & Trading business (mainly IED), in particular;
    • Review, advice on legal documentation (including legal opinions and memoranda) of capital market and other sales & trading products, in particular on complex transactional/legal documentation (including engagement and execution documentation, trade confirmations, offering documents and marketing materials for any kind of structured products) incl. accompanying credit documentation, if applicable, netting and collateral arrangements
    • Preparation, negotiation, review, legal advice on and approval of German law governed or related agreements and other documents
    • Providing structuring advice and general legal advice to Sales & Trading
    • Review and amendment of NDAs and DAs
    • Complete transactions in priority order
    • Support BUs and participate in negotiating contracts
  • Preparation and review of standard forms and templates, as the case may be
  • Instruct and manage outside counsel (incl. liaison between counsel and BU)
  • Working with Compliance on delivering co-ordinated Legal and Compliance advice to Sales & Trading
  • Preparing and advice on applicable Firm policy
  • Develop close working relationships across Sales & Trading and support units
  • Involvement in internal trainings



Skills Required

  • German Qualified Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt/Syndikusrechtsanwalt)
  • 7+ years PQE after first state examination (1. Staatsexamen) either at an international law firm or in-house at a financial institution or a fund company with international background (including the period of legal clerkship (Referendariat))
  • Expertise and working experience in one or more of the following areas: (Debt) Capital Markets, OTC documentation, Clearing, Investment Fund Law, Lending, Banking Law, Regulatory Law (MIFID/MIFIR, EMIR, KWG)
  • Language skills: German and English fluent in word and speech

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.*LI-FH1


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