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Trade Finance Lawyer - Chennai

Euro Exim Bank has its registered headquarters in Saint Lucia, managing regulatory reporting, audit, and compliance checks. With local staff, a resident director and MLRO there, the activity includes overseeing the company's fitness and supervisory health, including management approvals for all transactions.

We have a registered Representative Office in London, with sales, legal and financial teams. As part of our expansion program, we have contracted with an independent third-party Service Provider in Chennai, India, developing a network of agents and partners supporting local buyers for full trade service offerings in multiple jurisdictions.

EEB is a specialist institution linking international buyers and sellers across the globe, especially in Asia and Africa, and with an approach to do business creating substantial and long-term opportunities for clients and a wider range of stakeholders.

Through our international relationships, we are now able to offer services through over 5000+ agents to businesses in over 120 countries, making us one of the largest trade providers worldwide, with a specific focus on serving alternative and emerging markets and opportunities across Africa and Asia continents.


We are looking for qualified, experienced trade finance lawyers to be based in Chennai.

Core accountabilities; aims of position; specific responsibilities
To work within a small legal department providing legal advice and assistance to mainly the Bank’s front office functions covering trade finance.
Assistance in other areas and in relation to other offices as required.

Draft, review and negotiate legal documentation for emerging and established market trade transactions such as MT7xx SWIFT instruments, Letters of Credit, Standbys, Performance Bonds and Guarantees, security documentation, project documents, legal opinions, insurance, and advise on transaction structure.
Management of transactions from the outset to completion.
Provide business-focused, high quality and proactive legal advice on a range of commercially complex, challenging and varied legal issues arising from the business needs.
Liaise with external counsel as required.
Advise and assist with the Bank’s affairs as a corporate entity as required.
Advise and liaise with other departments within the Bank on matters requiring legal aspects.
Contribute to the department’s know-how.

Qualifications and Experience:
Qualified in relevant jurisdiction with post-qualified experience of at least 4 years.
Solid training and experience in a reputable private practice with in-house banking experience is a plus.
Excellent transactional experience in the alternative, emerging and established markets focussing on (i) trade finance and (ii) all aspects of trade regulation, UCP600 etc.
Excellent knowledge of trade management documentation
Knowledge of trade finance (including export credit finance) is a plus.
Good knowledge of general banking laws and compliance/regulatory knowledge/awareness.
Fluent in or good working knowledge of English, with other languages a plus.

Skills and Abilities:
Solid commercial understanding, an analytical and proactive approach
Ability to convert ideas into practical solutions and solve complex legal problems
Excellent drafting, negotiation, communication, co-operation, and organisation skills with a structured approach but open to change
Ability to take the initiative and to work in a team and/or autonomously
Strong analytical skills
Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders of varying seniority
Exceptional and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work pro-actively, effectively multi-task and deliver high standard work to tight deadlines
Excellent team and client management skills
Strong MS Office skills are essential (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Character & Personal Qualities:
Professional, articulate, and polished
Excellent team-player
Reliable and flexible
Confident and independent thinker
Willingness to "learn on the job" and contribute ideas
Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural working environment

The role will be based in Chennai, India
The candidate will be directly reporting to the EEB Group Chairman and Executive Management at EEB

Please send your CV to ;

Name: Dr Graham Bright – Head of Compliance and Operations

Chennai, TN, IN