Financial Service Provider - Head of Legal
Salary HKD1,200,000 - HKD1,600,000 per annum + Bonus
Location Hong KongFULL_TIME
Consultant Oliver Allcock
Date posted 08 October 20192019-10-08 2019-12-07 legal Hong Kong HK HKD 1200000 1600000 1600000 YEAR Robert Walters https://www.robertwalters.com.hk https://www.robertwalters.com.hk/content/dam/robert-walters/global/images/logos/web-logos/square-logo.png
A global financial service provider seeks a Head of Legal for Asia (covering Hong Kong and China).
A global financial service provider seeks a Head of Legal for Asia (covering Hong Kong and China). This role would manage a paralegal who sits in HK.
The role will offer a strong level of autonomy in a growing business. As much as the business is taking market share it is also very stable and therefore is a stable employment choice. The variety of work will be broad covering general corporate and commercial work, albeit someone from an equities and capital markets background is preferable.
• Develop and implement legal strategy that supports the delivery of corporate and business unit objectives
• Accountability for high volume contractual negotiations within group policy guidelines
• Manage legal disputes towards effective and pragmatic outcomes
• Accountability for legal advice and support to all business units and other share service functions
• Engage and manage external counsel as and if required in a cost-effective manner
• Supporting the compliance function in identifying relevant regulatory changes in the region and assessing and advising on its impact on the business
• Championing and promoting integrity and ethical decision-making in the region
• 10+ post qualification experience as a lawyer (including in-house experience)
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to manage contractual negotiations and drafting in English and traditional and simplified Chinese
• Experience in contractual dealings in China will be an advantage
• Experience in the Hong Kong IPO market and securities administration sector is a plus