Job Detail: Master Agreement Negotiator | Porto, Portugal

Master Agreement Negotiator | Porto, Portugal

  • Full-time
  • Junior | Intermediate | Senior
  • Porto, Portugal
  • English
  • 2021-04-22

Cross Border Talents is recruiting a Master Agreement Negotiator for a Company in Porto.



The mission and role are for an experienced Master Agreement negotiator (2 years+) and will involve the drafting, negotiation, and completion of various Master Agreements. Candidates should have experience of negotiating with many types of counterparties in a variety of jurisdictions and should be familiar with the review of netting and collateral opinions. Candidates will be working within a team of negotiators, in close collaboration with the Head Office team.

  • Negotiation of ISDA, CSA, GMRA and GMSLA Agreements and associated Amendments;
  • Upon allocation of new instruction from Paris or London, preparing draft contract from the appropriate template, considering any specific jurisdictional and risk requirements and forwarding draft to counterparty;
  • Updating the Master Agreement and Client Services databases with the progress of each name;
  • Listening to internally with Front Office, Risk, the rest of the Client Services team, Back Office, Collateral Management, Tax etc.;
  • Throughout negotiation process to ensure Master Agreement terms are within agreed parameters;
  • Progressing the negotiation as far as possible and updating relevant areas internally of any
    delays encountered. Preparing execution copies of Master Agreement;
  • Ensuring completed Master Agreement complies with jurisdictional requirements for netting;
  • Instructing external counsel as may be necessary;
  • Take part in the broader Client Services teamwork by, inter alia, maintaining, updating and following processes implemented by the Client Service Department;
  • Participate to the broader onboarding process where requested in order to ensure a smooth client onboarding, i.e. work closely with all other Client Services team members to achieve a smooth onboarding process and take an active part, where needed/requested, to all aspects that the Clients Services is dealing with;
  • Ensure smoothness of process in strong coordination with Paris-based Client Services teams.
  • Contribute to the transition of processes and knowledge into a newly created team in a nearshore center;
  • Participate actively in negotiation on Remediation BMR and STAY.


  • Legal Background;
  • Previous experience of, at least, 2 years, negotiating a range of Master Agreements (that includes ISDA, CSA, EMA, GMRA, and GMSLA);
  • Knowledge of banking regulatory environment;
  • Knowledge of netting and collateral opinions;
  • Good communication skills in order to facilitate daily contact with internal and external counterparts;
    Fluency in English (mandatory);
  • Independent user in French (very appreciated).


  • You will have access to French classes;
  • Certified Technical Training;
  • Free coffee and fresh fruits;
  • Medical appointment provided by the company;
  • Games room;
  • Possibility of working from home;
  • And more.

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