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EMEA Legal Division, Derivatives Lawyer

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EMEA Legal Division, Derivatives Lawyer in Poland

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Full time
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The Goldman Sachs Legal Division spans offices across 23 cities worldwide, from which we provide counsel and advice to support the global activities of the firm and our clients.


Our focus is on providing the highest quality legal advice while managing regulatory and reputational risk. Whether you are an experienced lawyer or have other relevant experience combined with an interest in financial law and strong critical thinking skills, our team might be right for you.




As a division we are focused on our people and their development and are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We offer numerous training and career development opportunities including a weekly legal training programme, divisional mentoring schemes and a people development committee tasked with providing tangible tools to help manage and develop careers. The division also has a number of active and varied committees including the Diversity, Pro Bono, Charity and Social Committees and encourages participation in the Women's, Black and LGBT firmwide affinity networks. 




We are looking for an Associate level lawyer to join the FICC legal team which supports the EMEA Global Markets Division of Goldman Sachs.


The FICC legal team covers a full spectrum of fixed income products including FX, Rates, Credit and Commodities as well as asset backed transactions across a range of asset classes. The team advises on the structuring and execution of transactions, market structure matters, helps the firm navigate legal and regulatory change and advises on all aspects of legal and reputational risk. We work with a broad range of stakeholders, including the business, compliance, internal audit and operations.



  • Advising on the structuring, documentation and execution of a wide range of derivatives and structured products.
  • Advising on a variety of risk management and cross-border legal issues, in particular in relation to innovative hedging and financing structures, new product development and growth markets.
  • Advising on the practical impact on trading businesses of regulatory reforms.
  • Assisting with the negotiation and drafting of transactional documents, including coordination with external counsel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years legal experience in a leading law firm or financial institution.
  • Derivatives market experience and familiarity with ISDA and other derivatives documentation.
  • Knowledge of derivatives products or other structured financial instruments.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team oriented with the ability to respond and be flexible to client demands, whilst adhering to firm policies and group practices.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in mainland Europe, the US, Middle East and Asia.

Job ID: 2020-67238
Location: Warsaw, Poland

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