Senior Legal Counsel - Global Functions Senior Legal Counsel - Global Functions …

in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Oct 20
Not Specified
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 22 Oct 20
Not Specified
Senior Legal Counsel - Global Functions

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at HSBC.  As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey.  If so, one of our Resourcing colleagues will explain how our video-interviewing technology will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.


Some careers grow faster than others.

If you’re looking for a career that will give you plenty of opportunities to develop, join HSBC and your future will be rich with potential. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.


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 a high calibre professional to join our team as a Senior Legal Counsel.


Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide support and guidance to the Business as directed by Deputy General Counsel Data Privacy and Digital in providing counsel related to Data Privacy and Information Governance, including matters that are complex or have potential for significant legal, financial and or reputational impact, with a particular focus on Hong Kong data privacy requirements.

  • Provide support for all aspects related to Data Privacy and Information Governance within Hong Kong Legal HSBC, including structuring and legal implications of transactions, projects and initiatives including those related to risks, such as cybersecurity, and also innovative uses of customer data such as behavioral advertising, mobile apps and big data opportunities.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the Business

  • Advise on and ensure compliance with HSBC Group Data Privacy Policy and Target Operating Model.

  • Liaison with Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner regarding data privacy matters.

  • Provide support and assist Deputy General Counsel Data Privacy and Digital in establishing strategic and local policies that ensure that the Bank’s exposure to legal and regulatory risk related to Data Privacy and Information Governance is managed in a commercially sensitive and practical manner, with a particular focus on Hong Kong data privacy requirements.

  • Provide support to Hong Kong Legal for group corporate transactions, projects or initiatives, including major outsourcing and technology transactions, with respect to Data Privacy and Information Governance issues to facilitate successful and timely execution as required by the Deputy General Counsel Data Privacy and Digital.

  • Regular and ad hoc reports and communications are, at the direction of Deputy General Counsel Data Privacy and Digital, shared with senior business or function management and Regional and Business Legal General Counsels on significant data privacy and information governance issues impacting Hong Kong Legal.


  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of Hong Kong Data Privacy law

  • Working knowledge of regional data privacy laws an advantage

  • Legal qualification preferred, but not essential

  • Ability to work with the business to create risk-based, practical solutions

  • Experience working within complex corporate structures

  • Recognised as a subject matter expert

  • Strong ability to prioritise

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Lateral thinking and problem solving

  • Chinese language skills an advantage

To be considered for this role, the relevant rights to work in Hong Kong is required.

You'll achieve more when you join HSBC. 

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

Company Overview

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 39 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

We aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

Whether you are looking for a first job or taking the next step in your career, we offer many ways for you to realise your ambitions. Come and work with us and you'll have opportunities to make connections all over the world and help build the bank for the future.

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