Senior Legal Counsel - Hang Seng Bank (HK)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Hang Seng Bank Limited
  • 21 May 19

Senior Legal Counsel - Hang Seng Bank (HK)

A Career with Hang Seng Bank

Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering a dynamic working environment, good career development opportunities and competitive compensation packages.

Senor Legal Counsel

Legal Department

Our legal function comprises legal counsels and executives of high caliber, with their respective expertise. We work as a team, with a mission to provide legal services of the highest professional standards to:

• Facilitate the business by giving proactive, commercial and creative advice.
• Manage legal risk; and
• Protect the integrity and reputation of the Bank

We function as trusted legal advisers to our management and the business and other support functions that we serve. Should you join our function, you will be part of a global team, with the relevant know-how support and gain exposure to a variety of financial services and products.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our department as Senior Legal Counsel.

Principal responsibilities

The role will involve the provision of legal support to HASE Human Resources Function (HR) and HASE Operations, Services and Technology Function (HOST). The incumbent will support General Counsel in managing HR and HOST related legal risks, in particular:

  • Draft, review in conjunction with HR team employment related agreements, and provide advice to the HR team on employment matters.
  • Deliver professional contracts negotiation drafting and advice service in respect of contracts with third party suppliers of goods and services.
  • Provide legal advice, guidance and support to ensure that the Group's exposure to legal risk through its engagement with third parties for the contracting for goods and services is managed.
  • Ensure HASE's business and operational strategies and initiatives are facilitated in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with business stakeholders, the incumbent provides support across business strategy, product approvals, regulatory and governance matters.
  • Manage legal risks within the HASE businesses and operations in compliance with HASE policy and other Group related policy and assisting the General Counsel of HASE in managing HR and HOST related legal risks.

  • Qualified Lawyer with relevant post qualification experience over 10 years, but candidates with 8 years post qualification experience will also be considered.
  • Experienced and confident practitioner
  • Up-to-date knowledge of developments in own industry sector
  • Ability to handle a diverse range of issues
  • Communication and inter-personal skills
  • Lateral thinking/problem solving
  • Stamina and ability to work under pressure
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes