Legal Counsel / Negotiator

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 21 Mar 18 2018-03-21

Legal Counsel / Negotiator


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Job Summary / Job Purpose

Negotiate and coordinate the legal and documentary aspects of the onboarding process for OTC derivative, repo and stock lending master and collateral agreements (i.e. ISDA Master Agreement, Credit Support Annex, Global Repurchase Agreement, GMSLA, NAFMII master agreements, etc) in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan.


Main Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Maintain accurate records of master agreements both executed and under negotiation
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date templates of master agreements and associated documents to meet legal requirements in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan
  • Keep abreast of legal issues and developments on master documentation in various legal jurisdictions in Asia-Pacific
  • Act as regional master agreement know-how expert
  • Potential monitoring and supervision of the negotiation team in Bangalore


Candidate Profile

Academic Background (degree and major)

  • Law Degree from a reputable law school. Legally qualified (ideally English, PRC, HK or Commonwealth)

Working Experience / Technical Skills & Knowhow
  • At least 8 years' professional experience preferably in a leading international financial institution and / or a reputable law firm. Experience in dealing with repo documentation is essential

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and strong team spirit

Language Skills

  • English essential and Mandarin preferred