Litigation Counsel - Global Financial Services

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pure Search Hong Kong , EA Licence No: 12S5954
  • 17 Oct 17 2017-10-17

Our client is a global banking group with substantial market share of APAC wealth management, asset management, and institutional banking. It is now seeking an experienced litigation/regulatory lawyer to join its group litigation team.

The Role:

  • Provide counsel and legal support on all relevant aspects of contentious matters in the region;
  • Working closely with other in-house counsel, compliance, risk and HR to provide strategic legal advice;
  • Liaise with panel law firms and regulatory bodies across the region;
  • Conduct internal investigations, interview witnesses and general fact finding;
  • Providing support, advice and guidance in relation to actual and potential investigations;
  • Keeping abreast of key legal and regulatory changes and developments relating to sanctions, AML, dispute resolution and investigations;
  • Coordinate reports within the Legal function and other key business units.

Required Experience:

  • Qualified in common law jurisdiction with 4 – 8 PQE gained at a reputable law firm and/or international financial institution;
  • Possess strong knowledge of litigation and regulatory in regard to banking, corporate and securities law;
  • Ability to work independently and withstand pressure;
  • Excellent communication skills, able to take responsibility and work well with various business stakeholders;
  • Fluent Mandarin is a plus;