• Negotiable
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong
  • 2018-07-15

Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel, Financial Markets

  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

We are currently looking for a Legal counsel or Senior Legal Counsel to provide legal and documentation support to Financial Markets in the following areas: 1 Financial Markets (FM) Sales, Structuring & Trading. 2 Infrastructure and Policy issues relating to FM. 3 Across all FM asset classes, but with a focus on credit derivatives.

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We are currently looking for a Legal counsel or Senior Legal Counsel (depending on level of experience) to provide legal and documentation support to Financial Markets in the following areas:
  1. Financial Markets (FM) Sales, Structuring & Trading.
  2. Infrastructure and Policy issues relating to FM.
  3. Across all FM asset classes, but with a focus on credit derivatives.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Financial Markets:
  • Provide general and transactional legal advice.
  • Negotiate and complete transaction documentation.
  • Review, maintain and manage documentation templates.
  • Provide training on legal/documentation matters and legal policies and procedures.
  • Provide legal review and sign-off required under relevant policies and procedures.
  • Assist in liaison with external counsels and country legal and compliance colleagues.
Identification and mitigation of legal risks:
  • Determine adequacy, validity and enforceability of contractual and collateral documentation.
  • Manage documentation templates automation.
  • Legal knowledge management.
  • Assist with review of and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Assist in process governance committees and operational risks committees.
  • Assist in management of client dispute resolution, if any.
New products development and roll-out to new jurisdictions:
  • Review and provide legal sign-offs for product and country governance documents.
  • Design, develop and approve new products documentation and country specific documentation.
  • Lead and coordinate with country legal & compliance in relation to global roll-out of new products.
Legal costs management:
  • Control, monitor and report external legal spending.
  • Monitor quality of legal services provided by external law firms.
  • Provide non-panel law firm approvals on a selective basis.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Experience and knowledge:
  • Minimally, a degree in Law.
  • Qualified lawyer, preferably in a common law jurisdiction.
  • Experience in general commercial banking.
  • Experience in foreign exchange and derivatives, especially credit derivatives, is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in the markets of the bank's footprints (desirable).

Character and skills:
  • Strong analytical and legal skills.
  • Personal authority and integrity.
  • Independence and resilience.
  • An inquisitive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions.
  • Ability to coordinate across different functions and geographies.

Judgment:
  • Able to understand the nature of these risks and contribute to the processes that mitigate these risks.
  • Able to make a meaningful recommendation and to provide the decision-maker with sufficient information in order to make an informed decision.
  • Able to adapt his/her approach to a range of legal systems which may differ considerably from the system he/she was trained in.


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