Legal Counsel, VP

  • 2 months - 4 months
  • Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China Shanghai Shanghai Shi CN
  • Permanent, Full time
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  • 18 Aug 18 2018-08-18

Based in Shanghai, the primary role of Legal Counsel for China is to provide legal advice and support on any legal matters arising from, and legal risks associated with, all aspects of the firm's growing investment management business in China. The firm's current business activities in China include (but are not limited to): the management and distribution of private funds in China; the management and distribution of QDLP funds in China.

Key Responsibilities:

  • reviewing, advising on, drafting and/or negotiating legal documentation in connection with, and assisting with the implementation of:
  • regulatory matters, including licenses, registrations and authorizations;
  • new and existing funds products;
  • distribution arrangements;
  • institutional mandates;
  • investment arrangements and strategies;
  • and other commercial arrangements with service providers and vendors.
  • preparing and maintaining legal resources, including memoranda of advice, templates and precedents;
  • corporate governance matters related to the company's entities and funds in China;
  • in conjunction with Compliance, establishing, developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with regulators and industry groups in China;
  • keeping abreast of regulatory developments and any amendments/updates to applicable regulations and legislation in China, and keeping the business apprised of such developments, amendments and/or updates; and
  • managing external counsel and associated costs

Key Requirements:

  • University degree in law
  • Qualified and practising lawyer with a minimum of 5 years' financial services experience (at least half of which should have been involved in asset management) gained in a reputable asset management firm, financial institution and/or international law firm
  • Extensive hands-on experience with private funds management in China, QDLP, Stock Connect/Bond Connect programs and/or QFII/RQFII regimes, and up-to-date intimate knowledge of associated AMAC/CSRC/SAFE regulations
  • Robust and relevant job history, demonstrating commitment and stability
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Mandarin
  • Detail-oriented, with superior organizational and technical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work both autonomously and as a team player within a global, multi-cultural firm
  • Authoritative, but diplomatic, personality, projecting gravitas and credibility, and an ability to build relationships with both internal and external key stakeholders