Legal, Asset Management Derivatives Lawyer, Vice President - London

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
May 24, 2024
Jun 17, 2024
Trademark Agent
Contract Type


We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.

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.


Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Legal is looking for a derivatives lawyer preferably with asset management experience to provide legal coverage related to the trading and documentation of OTC derivatives, cleared swaps, futures, repo, cleared repo, FX prime brokerage and other transactions.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Analysis of, related advocacy and working with industry groups, the asset management business and other stakeholders to implement global regulatory changes affecting the trading and documentation of such transactions.
  • The lawyer would be part of the EMEA Asset Management Legal team as well as the global GSAM Derivatives Legal team, both of which are part of the broader global Asset Management Legal team which provides ongoing support with respect to trading and markets on behalf of GSAM mutual funds, private funds, alternative investment funds and institutional clients.


  • 5+ years related legal experience post qualification in a reputable law firm, fund, asset management firm or investment bank
  • Strong substantive knowledge of and significant experience in derivatives
  • Experience with pension funds/schemes a plus, but not required
  • Outstanding law firm and law school credentials – US or UK legal qualification preferred
  • High level of initiative, integrity, organizational and commercial instincts
  • Adept at developing interpersonal relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

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