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Derivatives Lawyer | Strategic Projects, Commodities and Global Markets

Primary office location
Hong Kong
Fixed term, Mid-level
Job category
Derivatives, Legal
Join Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets group as a Lawyer primarily supporting our Equity Derivatives and Trading business in Asia. Our team provides product solutions to producers, consumers, private equity, financial institutions and investors with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

This is a 1-year fixed-term contract with the potential for renewal subject to business needs.

At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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You’ll be responsible for providing legal support to the Equity Derivatives and Trading business in Asia, with a particular focus on driving project development and implementation. In this unique role, your primary focus will include reviewing and negotiating agreements with service providers including brokers and custodians, establishing and updating retail warrants programs across various Asia markets, verifying listing documentation with internal stakeholders, instructing external counsel and managing external and internal approvals.

In addition, working closely with the front office project team, you will also advise on any OTC derivatives regulatory issues and implement documentation for OTC regulatory compliance, as well as provide general and other ad hoc legal and regulatory support to the business.

What you offer

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  • 5+ years' post-qualified experience in equity derivatives and/or master documentation, gained from banking/financial institutions and/or law firms
  • Strong experience drafting and negotiating ISDA Master Agreement, Credit Support Annex, Global Master Securities Lending Agreement and agreements supplemental thereof
  • Knowledge of equity derivatives, structured notes and warrants would be highly desirable
  • Analytical mind with a keen eye for detail, experience working under a fast-paced environment dealing with tight deadlines and a track record of working flexibly and proactively to make quick and sound judgment calls across a range of complex matters
  • A team player with the ability to work independently and build strong working partnerships with stakeholders and counterparties with an excellent command of verbal and written English. Chinese language capability will be advantageous.

We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Commodities and Global Markets

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In Commodities and Global Markets you will be part of a global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions to a diverse client base.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • One wellbeing leave day per year
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching
  • Other benefits to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Access a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.