Legal Counsel / Senior Counsel – Investment Banking

Location: Hong Kong
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 10_160719
Sector: Legal In-House

Responsibilities:   

  • Provide legal support to investment banking teams based in Hong Kong and elsewhere
  • Cover all types of investment banking transactions: IPO (HK, US and elsewhere), ECM, DCM, equity-linked and M&A advisory
  • Handle various transaction documents, such as underwriting agreements, comfort packages, legal opinions as well as regulatory submissions  
  • Advise deal teams on various legal, regulatory, structural, reputational and other transaction-related issues
  • Prepare and draft engagement letters and other documents as needed
  • Attend internal committee meetings on behalf of Legal
  • Work closely with Compliance on various matters affecting the investment banking business

Requirements:

  • Capital markets lawyer qualified in Hong Kong, U.S. or another major jurisdiction with 5-8 years of experience
  • Good knowledge of either Hong Kong regulations (such as the SFO, HKEx listing rules, Takeovers Code and the Code of Conduct) or US securities laws
  • Good knowledge of the regulatory framework applicable to investment banks in Hong Kong (in particular the sponsor regime)
  • Being comfortable to deal with bankers of all levels
  • Ideally, being able to review and draft documents in Chinese