Legal Counsel, Chinese Securities Firm Legal Counsel, Chinese Securities Firm …

Selby Jennings
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jan 22
Negotiable
Selby Jennings
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jan 22
Negotiable
Excellent opportunity for a junior to mid-level lawyer to go in-house and support overseas business of a top-tier China investment bank. This position is responsible for providing legal support and compliance supervision for investment banking business and direct investment business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support, review and advise on all types of investment banking transactions including IPOs (mainly HK plus US), ECM transactions (placements), DCM transactions, M&A advisory (including public and private M&As), and equity-linked product transactions (private equity investments);
  • Work closely with external legal counsels to prepare, review and advise on various types of contracts, including but not limited to NDAs, mandate/engagement letters, various transactions documents such as underwriting/subscription agreements, investment agreements and legal opinions, and maintain in-house templates of key legal documents;
  • Work with business teams to design and discuss the structure and terms of various financial products and transactions and participate in deal negotiation when necessary;
  • Provide legal advice to line managers and firm management on various legal matters with regard to the business and daily operation of the company;
  • Conduct legal research and training to update and advise business unit on legal issues and regulatory matters;
  • Deal with legal and regulatory proceedings, handle internal group projects and maintain internal policies & procedures to manage legal risk.

Requirements

  • Qualified lawyer with 3-5 years of substantial working experience in handling capital markets transactions in Hong Kong and/or US, UK, mainland PRC markets;
  • Degree holder in law, preferable obtained from law school in Hong Kong and/or US, UK, mainland PRC;
  • Qualified in Hong Kong and/or US, UK, mainland PRC preferably;
  • Good knowledge in capital markets, securities regulations (such as the SFO, HKEx listing rules and SFC Code of Conduct) and basic understanding of US securities laws;
  • Experiences in compliance with SFC/HKEX rules and regulations would be a plus;
  • Self-motivated professional, diligent, detail oriented with good business sense;
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication skills at all levels;
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Putonghua);
  • Able to review and draft documents/agreements in Chinese is a must.
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