• Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi
  • 18 Feb 18

APAC - GF - Assistant General Counsel, Legal

APAC - GF - Assistant General Counsel, Legal

  • Primary Location: Hong Kong SAR of PRC,Hong Kong,Hong Kong
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 18006800


Legal counsel for Citi's M&A and Equity and Debt Capital Markets businesses in Asia Pacific, working in a team of 6 lawyers in HK and 3 lawyers in Mumbai.
In particular, the role will involve:
Legal coverage of transactions: acting as internal counsel on M&A and equity and debt capital markets deals across APAC (excluding Japan, India and Australia) jurisdictions. Typical transactions include: IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades, convertible bond offerings in equity capital markets, and investment grade and high yield bond deals and liability management transactions in debt capital markets. M&A would include both private sales or acquisitions and public takeovers.
Typical responsibilities are:
  • Deal document review and negotiation: full suite of transaction documents, such as, engagement letters, underwriting agreements, legal opinions, comfort letters, bond terms and conditions, trust deeds, fiscal agency agreements
  • Legal risk management: identifying deviations from Citi standards, or other areas of legal, contractual and franchise risk; escalating to, and assisting in the resolution of such items with, global, regional and country partners in Legal and other functions; clear communication of risks and resolution with business partners.
  • Liaising with external counsels: working closely with law firms on episodic transactions and managing law firm relationships.
Internal projects: Working on special projects from time to time, for example, assessing impact of regulatory changes on Citi's regional or global business, and liaising with global/regional partners to form an implementation plan.


  • Bachelor's degree in law.
  • Qualified to practice law in HK, Singapore, UK, or the US.
  • 4 to 6 years' work experience with a law firm, or as in-house counsel at a financial institution, in Hong Kong or another common law jurisdiction, with focus on capital markets and/or M&A transactions in Asia.
  • Experience in Greater China capital markets deals is preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Mandarin is required.