Assistant General Counsel, US FI, APAC Operations

  • Negotiable
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Hays Legal Hong Kong
  • 08 Feb 18 2018-02-08

Excellent role for an experienced lawyer to advise on special projects and AML issues in HK & SG

Hong Kong

Your New Company

My client is an essential component of the global capital markets as they provide research, tools and analysis that contributes to the transparency of the integrated financial markets. Due to the demands of the business, they have a newly created role in a rapidly expanding global team. The role requires a self-starter wiling to operate within a global team with minimal supervision.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advising with respect to Anti-Money Laundering issues in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Assisting generally with legal issues in the Asia Pacific region
  • Involvement in strategic projects, advising senior management on key issues
  • Assisting with review of / advising on regulatory issues
  • Liaising with and managing external counsel
  • Limited travel as required

  • US law trained / English law qualified / Hong Kong law qualified / Singapore law qualified, with extensive experience of handling the matters referred to above
  • At least 8-12 years' experience in a private practice law firm / working in a multi-national company
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Experience working with senior individuals
  • Knowledge of financial services products / markets desired
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin) will be an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills / strong communication skills / strong attention to detail
  • Ability to innovatively approach legal issues to achieve corporate strategic objectives
  • Excellent administration, project management and document management skills
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work across various time zones
  • Ability to quickly grasp diverse and complex issues

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' or for further information and a confidential discussion on this role or to find out about more opportunities in the in-house legal space, please contact Adrian Lam at Hays on +852 2230 7432 or email