LEGAL COUNSEL

  • Competitive package
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Recruitment Intelligence Consultants Limited
  • 27 Sep 16

An international asset management house is looking for Legal Counsel. The position is based in Hong Kong.

  • International Asset Management Firm
  • Challenging Career Move

Our client is an international asset management house with an unparalleled reputation across the Asia Pacific region. With the continued growth of the organization, the need has arisen to recruit high caliber to join them.

Reporting to the Regional Head of Legal, accountable for legal support for transactions (debt and equity) and review of other agreements entered into by the Business, including intra-group service level agreements, agreements with investment banks, brokers and dealers. Advise on licensing and regulatory issues associated with corporate entities and individuals across all relevant jurisdictions.  Provide legal advice and support to the derivative trading desk, including review of related documentation. Work with life insurance legal colleagues on transactional deals and gain from them an understanding of insurance law issues as they relate to business transactions and help resolve them. Assist with on-going regulatory filings, disclosures and corporate secretarial work, including working closely with Compliance.  Lead and responsible for legal due diligence as required to support any new Business initiatives. Provide ad-hoc legal advice. Manage legal risk exposures by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements as well as internal policies and procedures.       

To be considered, you will be a degree holder in Law with a minimum of 7 years PQE practicing law, preferably in major Asia jurisdictions. Focus on Private Equity & Debt and M & A work, with knowledge of securities law, especially with respect to funds, financial services, investment management and/or listing work. Exposure to asset and wealth management legal issues and documentation. Exposure to derivative transactional documentation and legal issues Superior contract drafting and reviewing skills. Ability to analyze complex legal problems without extensive supervision and to provide appropriate legal solutions. Proven relationship skills to foster collegial environment. Fluent in English and another Asian language, preferably Chinese.

Interested applicants should send a detailed resume to Michelle Ho by email to mho@ric.com.hk or by fax to (852) 2838 3323 quoting reference eFC2651.

(Applicants not contacted within 4 weeks should consider their application unsuccessful.)