Head of Legal
Rare senior opportunity
Dynamic and global financial services comp
About Our Client
Our client is a global financial services provider with leading businesses in pension, mutual funds and other asset management products.
Reporting to the Regional General Counsel, you will look after an established legal team of 3 lawyers and 1 assistant, with coverage of company secretarial matters. Working very closely with the Hong Kong businesses including pension, mutual funds and some asset management products, you will provide legal advice to the businesses on products and investments, as well as identifying any risks which may arise. You will review/draft/negotiate a variety of legal documents as well as to oversee the marketing materials with relevance to products. You will be relied upon to maintain and build on relationships with local regulators including MPFA, Insurance Authority, HKMA and SFC, as well as to work closely with external counsels.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will be a common law qualified lawyer with at least 12+ years' PQE, ideally with experience across pension or mutual funds products. Seasoned lawyers from the asset management industry who has interest to learn and to pick up new work will also be considered. Prior in house experience working with mutual funds / funds / pension companies are ideal though not mandatory. A good understanding of local regulatory guidelines stipulated by MPFA / Insurance Authority / HKMA is useful, and ability to maintain close relationships with regulators is important. Excellent stakeholder management skills is sought after, especially with both internal and external senior stakeholders. Leadership experience is desired, as is strong language skills including fluency in English and Chinese.
What's on Offer
A rare senior opportunity has arise with a leading financial services company as the predecessor has moved on to pursue another career. Competitive remuneration and bonuses.