Associate General Counsel, Financial Crime Legal Advisory

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC
  • 18 Jun 18 2018-06-18

Associate General Counsel, Financial Crime Legal Advisory

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Global Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group's reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory. Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all global businesses and functions, the team offers a diverse range of legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.

We are currently seeking an experienced professional to join this dedicated team in the role of Associate General Counsel - Financial Crime Legal Advisory (FCLA). There is heightened scrutiny on all matters related to financial crime compliance (FCC) as they are an important risk across the financial industry, and therefore an experienced subject matter expert is required for the role. As FCC laws and policies impact all businesses around the globe, this is a key role within the HSBC organization.

Principal responsibilities

  • Serve as a thought leader, subject matter expert and counsel for financial crime related legal issues for HSBC, which includes matters that are complex and have significant potential for legal, financial and/or reputational impact for HSBC.
  • Provide proactive legal advice on the implementation of HSBC's global sanctions policy, the Group's sanctions-related commitments in the settlement agreements, and any further sanctions-related steps agreed with HSBC's corporate compliance monitor.
  • Support strategic direction and legal counsel in relation to sanctions laws, policies and compliance within the context of other legal or regulatory requirements globally.
  • Provide legal advice on the requirements of U.S., UK, EU, UN, and other relevant FCC laws to help ensure compliance with those laws and manage HSBC's legal and reputational risks regarding Sanctions.
  • Serve as a point of contact for legal advice for internal and external stakeholders with regard to FCC legal risks.
  • Develop appropriate recommendations for remediation (as needed) across businesses and regions for the Group to ensure compliance with FCC legal requirements.
  • Identify emerging trends in relation to FCC requirements and develop approaches for mitigating potential legal risk.
  • Closely working contact and being considered to be a trusted advisor with senior managers across the Group, but particularly with senior managers and executives in the businesses and in Legal, Risk, Financial Crime Compliance, and other control functions.
  • The diversity of HSBC's business, its geographic spread and the constant changes internally and externally means the volume, complexity and diversity of matters, including confidential and commercially sensitive matters, which the jobholder is required to manage and advise on, is very large and increasing.


Qualifications
Requirements
  • Qualified lawyer with at least 10 years post qualification experience in a common law jurisdiction;
  • Superior (expert) knowledge of the sanctions laws and regimes, excellent knowledge of AB&C laws and operating knowledge of anti-money laundering regimes in the major jurisdictions in which HSBC operates;
  • Significant experience in advising senior level management;
  • Communication and inter-personal skills with lawyers and businesses across diverse geographies and cultures;
  • Lateral thinking - with an ability to interpret and solve complex, global issues;
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory matters and confident interactions with Regulators across jurisdictions;
  • Strong ability to prioritize;
  • Detail-oriented and meticulous in follow-up and work product;
  • Able to work with considerable autonomy and expertise, dealing with significant issues across the HSBC Group for which there is often no clear cut solution, while still being able to provide excellent judgment and clear direction;
  • Unconsciously internalised value structure compatible with HSBC - honesty, integrity, dependable, open and connected and a strong sense of doing the right thing;
  • Self - driven and resourceful, with a can-do attitude with a proven ability to triage and prioritise;
  • P eople oriented, exhibit willingness to invest time in cultivating professional relationships and display the ability to adapt to dynamic changes in the business environment through lateral thinking/problem solving in an open and connected manner;
  • Stamina and ability to work under pressure and to compressed timescales.
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