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General Terms of Reference for Legal Associates


Legal Associates will work with more senior lawyers and under the general supervision of the relevant Chief Counsel to carry out the following duties:

  • Conduct comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in a given area, identify legal and policy issues, research relevant precedents, and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Provide legal support to ongoing projects, transactions, cases, and other matters. 
  • Review client documents for adherence to Bank Group legal policies and procedures, and business objectives. 
  • Prepare briefs on diverse topics, as required. 
  • Participate in task/project teams. 
  • Provide legal advice to clients on legal and policy issues. 
  • Draft, review, negotiate and finalize legal documents for operations, investment activities, finance, administration, and other matters or practice areas. 
  • Perform ad hoc assignments as requested by the Chief Counsel.

The above functions should be performed at a level of complexity commensurate with the Legal Associate’s level of experience.  Consistent with business needs, each Legal Associate is expected to work with as broad as possible a range of internal and external counterparts as well as colleagues across the Legal Vice Presidency.  Assignments for each Legal Associate should be coordinated by the relevant Chief Counsel.


Last updated: 2010-03-09




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