Vice President, Credit Attorney Vice President, Credit Attorney …

in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Permanent, Full time
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in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Permanent, Full time
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Vice President, Credit Attorney

About this role

We are seeking a high quality credit transactional attorney to provide legal coverage of transactions and investments across the BlackRock APAC credit investment platform, with a primary focus on Indian credit investments. This role will have a key responsibility for supporting activities relating to credit such as direct/structured lending/loan origination, distressed debt, restructurings and private and public debt transactions. The individual will need to grow and adapt with the fast growing business of BlackRock APAC private credit and be willing to develop new skills and knowledge. The ideal candidate must have the ability to coordinate complex transactions and projects involving different business groups and multiple products (including mutual funds, separate accounts, private equity funds, hedge funds etc.).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as transaction counsel on all APAC credit investments (with a primary focus on Indian credit investments), manage transaction execution, review and negotiate full range of credit investment documentation, review, draft and negotiate credit investment documentation including loan and security documentation (including intercreditor documentation), bond documentation, restructuring support and other applicable workout agreements, subscription agreements, non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, term sheets and other similar transactional documentation
  • Manage outside counsel drafting and review of all investment documentation and lead oversight of outside counsel generally
  • Coordinate and work with business teams, product attorneys, compliance, tax, and operations teams regarding various credit and fixed income investments in APAC
  • Provide advice and support to internal stakeholders to develop, establish and improve internal processes relating to investments
  • Coordinate with compliance teams with respect to information barriers, restricted list reviews, inside information, thresholds and other regulatory coverage areas
  • Take initiative to identify and analyze problems, generate alternative solutions and make decisions with little direction/supervision

  • An Indian qualified lawyer that is at least 6 - 10 years PQE
  • Candidates from high calibre law firms or legal department of asset management companies or investment banks is preferred
  • Demonstrable experience in banking and finance transactions (preferably including restructuring and distressed matters) in India is essential
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Indian banking, finance and private credit/alternatives markets, industry practices and applicable regulatory regimes
  • Experience advising fund managers and non-bank institutions as lenders in credit transactions, specifically private credit or alternative credit transactions (debt restructurings and special situations is a plus)
  • Strong knowledge of the Indian regulatory regime is preferred
  • Excellent English communication skills with the ability to build relationships across various internal stakeholder groups at all levels of management

Key personal attributes:

  • A high level of intellectual agility and creativity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Sound business judgment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proactive approach to lead and direct change
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to manage business expectations
  • Exceptional analytical, written and oral communication skills
  • strong ability to solve problems in a practical manner and to communicate complex concepts in an understandable way

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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