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Legal, Commodities Lawyer, Executive Director, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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.
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, department mentoring schemes and a people development committee tasked with providing tangible tools to help manage and develop careers. The department 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.
We are looking for a lawyer to join the commodities legal team, focusing on supporting the commodity business within Global Banking & Markets. The commodities legal team advises on the structuring and execution of transactions, development of new products and services and related regulatory matters, and advises on all aspects of legal and reputational risk. We work with a broad range of stakeholders, including trading and financing businesses, compliance, internal audit and operations.
  • Advising on the trading of commodities, derivatives and environmental products, commodity structured financings and related regulatory matters
  • Advising on a variety of product and cross-border legal issues, in particular in relation to innovative financing structures, new product development and growth markets.
  • Advising on the interpretation and practical impact of regulatory reforms on the commodities business
  • At least 4 years post qualification experience; with experience advising on trading of physical commodities, commodity derivatives or environmental products or commodity finance
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and the ability to explain complex legal concepts in an accessible way
  • Ability to prioritise work effectively, be pro-active in a challenging business environment and to respond to client demands in a timely manner
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders including trading and sales personnel, global control functions and legal specialists across the firm globally.
At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at .

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://

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