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Futures Lawyer, Commodities and Global Markets

New York

We are looking for a junior lawyer to join our commodities and global markets legal team in New York. In this role, you will be given the unique opportunity to assist our futures business in the US. Your knowledge of futures and derivatives related documentation and regulations will be instrumental to driving new business opportunities forward and helping to chart the next steps in business development.

In this position, you will be drafting, reviewing and negotiating futures and derivatives documentation including customer agreements, loan agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Relying on your current knowledge, you will advise the business on current regulatory frameworks and assist in facilitating transactions and addressing regulatory issues as they arise.

Additional day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Advising the business and liaising with various internal departments on futures regulation and assisting with regulatory inquiries
  • Remaining up to date with existing and upcoming regulations which affects the business
  • Instructing and liaising with external counsel
  • Reviewing associated legal opinions
  • Document management and internal systems process work

To be considered for this position, you will have 2-5 years of experience at a top tier law firm or financial services firm supporting a front office futures business as their legal counsel. Current NY bar admission is required. Strong communication skills and attention to detail are important for the role.

If you are looking for a highly visible and impactful role within our Commodities and Global markets group, then please apply now.

About Commodities and Global Markets

Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

Our COVID-19 policy

In line with local regulations, all Macquarie employees in New York are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend the office and to participate in external meetings and business travel in New York City, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law. Outside of New York, proof of vaccination is not required to attend a Macquarie office, travel for business, or attend an external business event.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you're inspired to deliver on our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We equip our people with the support to work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 18,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

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Job no: CGM-962302
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: New York
Category: Junior, Compliance, Legal & Regulatory
Group: Commodities and Global Markets
Division: Central
Recruiter: Ellen Fahey
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