Legal Counsel

Reporting to the Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, you will be part of an energetic legal team, handling a broad range legal work, with a particular focus on product, marketing, partnerships and operations. You will work closely with business stakeholders, as part of one team, to develop new products, launch new campaigns and together achieve the goals of the bank.

  • Draft, liaise with internal stakeholders and generally manage end to end development of customer terms and conditions (including using technical tools to publish terms and conditions on the bank’s website and mobile app).

  • Negotiate NDAs, joint promotion agreements, supply agreements and other commercial contracts.

  • Support marketing campaigns, including review of promotional and other marketing materials.

  • Support customer service teams, including review of customer communications and assisting with settlement of complaints.

  • Contribute to governance and process improvements, including develop and manage policy documentation, contract templates and guidance materials.

  • Provide training and other guidance on legal and governance matters to business stakeholders.

  • Generally assist the Head of Legal and Corporate Governance and other senior lawyers with effective administration of the legal team.

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ post qualification experience, with at least 2 years’ gained from an international law firm in a commercial practice area.

  • Qualified in Hong Kong, Australia, United Kingdom or other common law jurisdiction.

  • Professional level proficiency in English. Proficiency in Chinese an advantage.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to delivering a high standard of work every time.

  • Understands business goals and risk appetites, have good commercial sense and business acumen.

  • Team player, resourceful, solution-oriented and collaborative.

  • Strong sense of responsibility and responsiveness.

  • Can prioritise multiple projects and work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

  • Experience in retail banking, regulatory practice (eg. Code of Banking Practice) and fintech, an advantage.