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Derivatives Lawyer, Commodities and Global Markets
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Derivatives Lawyer, Commodities and Global Markets

Join Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Markets group, as a Lawyer primarily supporting our Commodity Markets and Finance and Fixed Income and Currencies businesses 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.

At Macquarie, we are working to create lasting value for our communities, our clients and our people. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 54 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drive outcomes.

What role will you play?

You’ll be responsible for providing legal support to the derivative businesses in Asia, with a particular focus on commodity derivative, fixed income and foreign exchange derivative transactions and structured notes. Your primary focus will include drafting and negotiation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivative and collateral agreements, providing legal advice around these transactions including with respect to trade confirmations, netting and collateral issues and OTC transactional and advisory work.

You will also advise on jurisdictional requirements for Asia based derivative counterparties and on regional derivative regulatory reforms and initiatives including APRA regulatory capital netting and collateral enforceability analysis and updates.

What you offer

  • At least 2 years post-qualified experience in derivatives and/or debt capital markets documentation, gained from within a law firm, financial institution, or trading house
  • Strong experience drafting and negotiating ISDA Master Agreement, Credit Support Annex, SAC Master Agreement and regulatory initial margin documents
  • Knowledge of commodity markets and familiarity with derivatives and general finance documentation would be highly desirable
  • Keen eye for detail and an excellent standard of work with demonstrated commercial astuteness and ability to demonstrate quick and sound judgment across a range of complex matters
  • Ability to build strong working partnerships with stakeholders and clients and demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

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.


Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria and location, include:

  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • One wellbeing leave day per year
  • Up to 20 weeks parental leave for primary carers
  • 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

About Commodities and Global Markets

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 its diverse client base.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.