Career Opportunities

  • Ref. Number

    19118
  • Position

    Counsel/Senior Counsel - Investment Operations
    Minimum 5-8 years of experience
  • Department/Division

    Office of the General Counsel
  • Job Type/ Department **

    Global Recruitment
  • Location

    Beijing
  • Posting Date

    Dec 06, 2019
  • Closing Date *

    Jan 19, 2020

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Counsel/Senior Counsel - Investment Operations

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, we began operations in January 2016 and have now grown to 100 approved members worldwide. By investing in sustainable infrastructure and other productive sectors in Asia and beyond, we will better connect people, services and markets that over time will impact the lives of billions and build a better future.

The Counsel/Senior Counsel for Investment Operations will be responsible for providing legal and policy advice in relation to AIIB's private sector and sovereign investment transactions with a view to protecting the Bank’s interests and ensuring compliance with AIIB’s mandate, policies and procedures. Private sector transactions typically include secured and unsecured loans, equity investments, participation in private equity funds, guarantees and other risk-sharing products. Sovereign sector financing includes sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed loans.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide guidance in the structuring of transactions, select and manage external legal counsel, draft and negotiate transaction documents, handle signings and closings and assist with the legal aspects of project monitoring.
  • Assist in carrying out AIIB’s policy mandate in the context of AIIB’s investments, e.g., with a view to ensuring compliance with AIIB’s environmental standards and other policy requirements.
  • Contribute in the development and maintenance of AIIB’s specimen documentation.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other multilateral development banks and development partners to further AIIB’s investment operations work.

 

Candidate requirements:

  • Minimum five years (for Counsel) and eight years (for Senior Counsel) of relevant post qualification practice experience, at least part of which at a top-tier international law firm.
  • Relevant professional experience with English law-governed financing agreements in one or more of the following fields:
  • Cross-border lending transactions involving taking of security.
  • Cross-border private equity investments.
  • Cross-border capital markets transactions.
  • An understanding of the legal aspects of investment operations of multilateral banks would be an advantage.
  • Excellent command of English, including drafting and negotiating legal documents in English.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability and resourcefulness to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to communicate with and convince of appropriate legal solutions, internal and external stakeholders at a high level, including the ability to negotiate complex legal documents with sophisticated counterparties at a senior level (for Senior Counsel).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including experience in working collaboratively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • A law degree from a leading university; candidates from civil law jurisdictions would ideally have a postgraduate law degree from a common law jurisdiction.

 

Previous experience and qualifications will determine the grade and job title at which a successful applicant will enter AIIB.

 

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