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ISDA/GMRA/GMSLA Derivatives/Master Agreement Negotiator

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Our client is seeking experienced legal professionals who have expertise in master trading documentation. These individuals will be part of a specialised project-based financial documentation negotiation team. These senior professionals must possess the skills and aptitude to provide guidance to junior team members while also having the opportunity to work on projects themselves.

Key responsibilities

Working in partnership with an esteemed international client to provide financial documentation negotiation
services to the Transactional Legal Department of an international investment bank.

The scope of financial documentation includes several master agreements, including:

  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association Agreements (ISDA)
  • Global Master Repurchase Agreements (GMRA)
  • Global Master Securities Lending Agreements (GMSLA)
  • Credit Support Annexes (CSA)
  • Cleared Derivatives Execution Agreements (CDEA)
  • Master Regulatory Reporting Agreements (MRRA)

Daily tasks include:

  • Preparing first drafts based on stakeholder instructions
  • Reviewing client templates and comments
  • Reaching out to the banks various stakeholders to discuss terms and
  • Corresponding with the bank's clients directly to negotiate the terms of these agreements


  • Law degree from a top South African or UK/ EU based tertiary institution
  • Minimum 10 years PQE
  • Experience at a law firm or in-house legal department drafting and negotiating financial markets documentation
    including but not limited to ISDA, GMRA, GMSLA, ISDA/FIA CDEA and CSAs
  • Strong banking and finance background
  • Asset management experience (desired but not compulsory)
  • Excellent negotiation and drafting skills
  • Strong ability to collaborate and manage stakeholders effectively
  • Ability to analyse complex legal and contractual terms
  • Attention to detail
  • Awareness of, and experience with related regulatory and legal issues, and communicate effectively
  • Able to manage a large portfolio of multiple ongoing negotiations in a target driven environment
  • Resilience in dealing with demanding clients.
  • Languages: English – spoken and written (required)

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Legal, Risk & Compliance

Focus: Commercial Law

Industry: Legal

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Language: English - Bilingual

Location: Cape Town

Job Reference: 3KC7VS-976FC82A

Date posted: 09 July 2024

Consultant: Mmamoloko Buthane

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