Insurance - Mid-level to Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie
Hong Kong


We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced insurance lawyer (non-contentious) with international interests who have diverse backgrounds and experience.

We value people with a "client-first" mindset, excellent communications skills, an appreciation for cultural differences and ability to work effectively as team players.

Our insurance team works with major international and local insurers and reinsurers, captives, insurance intermediaries, and self regulatory bodies to address their issues.

Our team has extensive experience assisting the insurance industry with acquisitions, investments and market issues as well as addressing its operational and regulatory needs.

The team also routinely provides advice on the assessment and mitigation of risks and exposures arising from mergers, acquisitions, corporate transactions and risks facing alternative asset investors.

That insurance and risk management advice also extends to project finance transactions, stakeholders, lenders, joint venture partners, third party equity investors, sponsors, bond underwriters and other parties in various industry sectors including, but not limited to, Oil and Gas, Utility, Transportation, Renewable Energy and Mining.

Recent publicly known deals include :

  • Acts for MetLife Inc. on the Sale of MetLife Hong Kong to FWD Group
  • Assists FWD Group in the integration of its Thailand life insurance subsidiaries
  • HHP Law Firm advised PasarPolis on USD 54 million Series B funding round
  • Advised Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. on the restructuring of its Hong Kong reinsurance business and on the regulatory approval process to the Insurance Authority
  • Assisting the Food and Health Bureau of the HKSAR in the ongoing regulation and approval of Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) in Hong Kong
  • Advised Manulife Hong Kong on its internal monitoring and compliance exercise to review and consolidate the applicable insurance investment regulations, spanning across the 11 jurisdictions on which it operates
  • Assisted FWD Group with the cross-border acquisition of SCB Life Assurance PCL, in addition to a 15-year long-term bancassurance arrangement - this transaction is Southeast Asia's largest insurance M&A ever
  • Assisted FWD Life with the novation of its bancassurance agreement with TMB Bank Public Company Limited (TMB) to Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited - this deal marks Thailand's first novation of a long-term bancassurance deal
  • Experience and Skills Required

  • Regulatory focused role working with a specialised team
  • 5 years (or more) of experience in financial services industry with specific expertise in insurance practice (non-contentious)
  • Experience in liaising with regulators
  • Strong client relationship skills
  • Good judgment, and ability to exercise independent decision making and act autonomously
  • Strong communication skills
  • Chinese language ability preferred but not essential
  • Awards and Recognition

    Our insurance team is highly regarded in China / Hong Kong, and works collaboratively with offices throughout the Asia Pacific region to support our leading regional insurance practice.

    Recent awards and recognition include :

  • Band 1 Law Firm for Insurance : Non-Contentious - International Firms (China / Hong Kong)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific, 2010-2020

  • Leading Law Firm for Insurance (Hong Kong)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2007-2020

  • In-house Community Firm of the Year : Insurance (Hong Kong)
  • Asian-MENA Counsel Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2016

  • Winning Law Firm for Insurance & Reinsurance
  • China Business Law Journal, China Business Law Awards 2016

  • Band 1 Law Firm for Insurance (Thailand)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2017-2020

  • Leading (Band 2) Law Firm for Insurance (Japan)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2018-2020

  • Recognised Practitioner for Insurance (Singapore)
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2017-2020

  • Tier 1 Law Firm for Insurance (Taiwan)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017-2020

  • Tier 1 Law Firm for Insurance (Thailand)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019-2020

  • Tier 1 Law Firm for Insurance (Vietnam)
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017-2020

  • Highly Recommended for 9 practice areas including Insurance (Malaysia)
  • Asialaw Profiles 2019

  • In-house Community Firm of the Year for Insurance (Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand)
  • Asian-MENA Counsel, 2018


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