Graduate Trainee Program in Legal (18 months)

November 17, 2020
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Standard / Permanent
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Description of the assignment

As a Graduate Trainee, you will deepen your knowledge regarding the business line you are working in and the bank in general to gain experience and seniority to be able to participate to the commercial objectives of the relevant business line. You will be part of the team and become responsible for various tasks to contribute to the team objectives.

Main activities

• Legal support and advice to Debt Capital Market in their correspondence with potential issuers
• Direct advice to issuers (in writing or on telephone conferences)
• Control of term sheets, syndication confirmation, power of attorneys relating to new debt issues
• Drafting and reviewing legal documentation of debt issues as well as relating to general corporate banking matters
• Internal and external (e.g. with legal advisers, SIX Swiss Exchange) correspondence
• Negotiation of legal documentation with issuers (i.e. their legal advisers) or corporate banking clients
• Dealing with SIX Swiss Exchange when submitting/ filing admission to trading/listing requests
• Advising on general corporate banking matters
• Executing some administrative activities such as the preparation of final doucmentation for execution, sending documentation for signature, organzing the prospectus printing, distributing the signed documents
• provide support to WM Advisory provided the CIB coverage allows such allocation

Searched profile

• Holder of a Master's Degree in Law or "MBL" type
• Strong interest in the area of Finance, Capital Markets and Structured Finance
• Good theoretical knowledge of Corporate & Institutional Banking activities
• Minimum 6 months of work experience (internship) with a law firm or a bank
• Oral and written communication skills
• Analytical skills
• Self-motivation, strong team working with the ability to build and maintain good relationships with different contact persons on all hierarchical levels
• Discretion and respect of  confidentiality
• Ability to prioritise workload, sense of urgency and attention to detail, work precisely, fast and well organised under time pressure
• Show high flexibility, ability to adapt and work independently
• Advanced user of Microsoft Office
• Fluency in German, English and good knowledge in French

Behavioural competencies

• Ability to collaborate/ Teamwork
• Ability to deliver / Results driven
• Adaptability
• Client focus
• Attention to detail / rigor
• Communication skills – oral & written
• Organizational skills
• Active listening
• Resilience
• Proactivity

Transversal competencies

• Analytical Ability
• Ability to take a projet

Business competencies

• Financial Markets
• Legal