Legal Counsel, Financial Services

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 42835_1550655258
Sector: Legal In-House

Job Summary

Help to identify, manage and mitigate the legal risks associated with the business operations, including the below:

  • Advising senior management on legal and regulatory risks associated with transactions and sales activities to high net worth clients in countries around Asia and globally
  • Timely, pro-active legal advice and legal risk management support
  • Drafting and negotiating transaction documentation with business partners, distributors and service providers

Responsibilities

  • Project support and contract review - confidentiality agreements and services agreements
  • Transactional support, including new business partner transactions, drafting and negotiating key agreements with counterparties
  • Participating in new product development
  • Documentation review, including marketing materials
  • Developing and maintaining standard templates
  • Legal entity structuring - shareholder relationships, corporate structure, intra-group reorganizations
  • Working closely with Compliance to ensure compliance with new laws and regulations
  • General legal advice to management and business
  • Manage external counsel engagements

Requirements

  • University law degree and admitted to practice as a lawyer, preferably in a common law jurisdiction
  • Minimum of 4 years' post-qualification experience, ideally with good law firm training
  • Exposure to financial regulations / regulatory work is preferred
  • General corporate and commercial law, contract law
  • Commercial awareness, understanding of business, corporate governance and regulatory issues

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