Capital Markets Counsel Capital Markets Counsel …

Wells Fargo
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 13 May 20
Wells Fargo
in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 13 May 20
Wells Fargo are seeking a Capital Markets Counsel to join the team and make an immediate impact. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 30 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Market Job Description


  • Provision of legal advice and transactional support to both the banking and capital markets business in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular emphasis on the following areas: capital markets (debt, fixed income, M&A), derivatives, structured finance and credit transactions
  • Responsibility for addressing regulatory issues and dealing with regulators
  • Assisting clients in developing and executing their strategies and objectives
  • Providing legal advice across a range of issues to APAC management
  • This role can be based in Hong Kong or Singapore


  • Providing local law advice and counsel on cross-border transactional and regulatory issues
  • Identifying and mitigating transaction risks and providing creative, problem-solving legal input to new product and new initiative development
  • Working independently with business units to help develop and execute their business strategies and objectives, particularly in obtaining requisite approvals from Head Office committees
  • Analysing and interpreting legal issues and complex documents (including term sheets and full legal documentation)
  • Advising on licensing and conduct regulations in various jurisdictions
  • Providing legal advice on compliance policies, advising and working with Compliance Department as appropriate
  • Communicating regularly and co-ordinating with Head Office Law Department, in particular adhering to policies and procedures in retaining and managing external counsel relationships and all related legal expenses, particularly on transactions
  • Consulting with and advising clients and representing the Wells Fargo in dealing with others inside and outside the organization, as appropriate
  • Keeping other Law Department and line of business colleagues updated on law developments and their impact on Wells Fargo’s businesses in the Asia-Pacific region

Market Skills and Certifications


  • Duly qualified lawyer admitted to practice law in Hong Kong, England, the United States or other common-law jurisdictions, possessing circa 10 years of experience practising law with a major law firm or financial services organisation
  • Substantial experience in Asia representing international financial institutions on cross-border transactions and regulatory issues
  • Good technical knowledge of markets and relevant laws (securities, insolvency, tax, etc.) with respect to capital markets, securities, derivative, structured finance and similar products
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation and organisation skills
  • Flexible, proactive, creative and entrepreneurial approach
  • Ability to manage projects and work with multinational, multidisciplinary project teams

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of US securities laws and banking regulations (and how they impact global coverage models) would be useful
  • Fluency in Chinese language (read and write) an advantage

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.