Legal Counsel, Derivatives, Global Bank

Excellent banking opportunity open to mid to senior-level derivative lawyer

Your new company
Our client is a global bank with a big presence in Asia. Due to its recent expansion, their legal team in Hong Kong is looking for a derivative lawyer to join their growing division.

Your new role
  • Provide legal advice and support to the business regional projects and initiatives in global markets
  • Responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating the legal/trading documents such as ISDA and derivative master agreements, GMRA, GMSLA, CSA and other related ancillary documents
  • Supervise external counsels and review of legal opinions on netting and collateral enforceability
  • Assist in the development of legal templates for transactions, guidelines, and procedural framework
  • Advise on latest laws and regulatory changes and liaise with financial regulators
  • Identify legal and regulatory risks and improve the effectiveness of the existing controls/processes
  • Provide detailed legal risk assessment and guidelines on master agreements, transactions and projects while also develop and maintain the standard documentation templates

What you'll need to succeed
  • Qualified lawyer in Hong Kong or other common law jurisdiction
  • 5-10 years’ PQE from international law firms and/or reputable financial institutions
  • Exposures within the derivatives market is a must; dealing with listed derivatives warrants would be a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Chinese

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' or for further information and a confidential discussion on this role or to find out about more opportunities in the in-house legal space, please contact Adrian Lam at Hays on +852 2230 7432 or email #1226260


Job Type
Banking & Financial Services

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Adrian Lam, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hong Kong
6604-06,66/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Telephone: +85222307432

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