Legal Associate, Funds Legal Associate, Funds …

Wellington Management Company, LLP
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jan 21
Competitive
Wellington Management Company, LLP
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jan 21
Competitive
Legal Associate, Funds
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 55 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

POSITION
POSITION OVERVIEW
As part of continued growth of the Legal & Compliance Group in APAC, we are seeking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join the Legal team in Hong Kong. This individual will work with a team of Counsel and other Legal Associates to provide legal and regulatory support for the firm's fund platform, distributor relationships and other growth initiatives in APAC. The role will report to the Head of Legal, APAC in Hong Kong and will involve the support of functions located across the globe, as well as collaboration with Legal & Compliance colleagues based in APAC, EMEA and the US.
RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibilities of this role include, among others:
  • Provide or oversee legal support for the firm's fund platforms, distributor relationships and other growth initiatives in APAC, including but not limited to UCITS funds registration, China private funds and ESG development
  • Review, negotiate and prepare agreements and other documentation for various types of transactions with respect to the firm's fund platform, distributor relationships and other growth initiatives in APAC
  • Participate in due diligence review of distributors and new fund service providers
  • Analyze and screen new deal opportunities presented by broker-dealers to support the firm's wall-crossing procedures, and assist with other components of the firm's controls around material, non-public information
  • Collaborate with colleagues located in Boston, London and Hong Kong to carry out, maintain and enhance team processes, record keeping and reference tools
  • Manage external counsel
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A self-starter and strategic thinker comfortable taking ownership and applying judgment and capable of recognizing issues that require escalation
  • Highly-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage fast-paced workflows and competing priorities in a sometimes high pressure environment
  • A team-oriented approach to completing assignments and a willingness to provide support to other teams during peak periods
  • Flexibility to adapt to the evolving needs of the team and a desire to develop new skills, assume additional responsibilities, and step out of your comfort zone
  • 2-3 years prior experience gained at a city firm or in-house
  • Familiarity with UCITS funds and/or China private funds
  • Chinese language skills are required
SKILLS

JOB TITLE
Legal Associate, Funds

LOCATION
Hong Kong

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .
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