Senior Legal Counsel
HSBC Group
Hong Kong, China


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.

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 caliber professional to join our team as Senior Legal Counsel, Digital . Principal responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice to HSBC Digital Solutions and those reporting to Regional Head of Digital, Asia Pacific on legal issues
  • Advising on financial services in the digital environment, including retail banking and wealth management regulation, intellectual property, online payments, mobile payments and apps, digital promotions and social media, virtual currencies, data privacy issues, third party supplier contract issues and the use of cloud and cyber technologies;
  • Digital Financial Services.

  • Acting as a subject matter expert for Retail Banking and Wealth Management Digital in Hong Kong
  • Working with other second line of defense functions to identify and manage the risk arising out of digital initiatives in Hong Kong.
  • Liaising with Group and Regional Retail Banking and Wealth Management Legal and other lines of business in Hong Kong as necessary in relation to digital initiatives in Hong Kong.
  • Support the business and Group and Regional Retail Banking and Wealth Management Legal to identify and manage the risk arising out of the digital initiatives in Asia Pacific.
  • Advising on matters that are complex or have potential for significant legal, financial or reputational impact.
  • Establishing strategic legal policies, and local policies that ensure that the Bank's exposure to legal and regulatory risk related to digital financial services in Hong Kong are managed in a commercially sensitive and practical manner.
  • Assist the Line Managers in ensuring that senior management are appropriately advised of material legal and regulatory developments and their implications relating to Digital Financial in Hong Kong.
  • Requirements

  • Qualified Lawyer
  • Fluent English speaking and writing, Chinese writing and Cantonese speaking desirable
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of digital contracts, Intellectual Property and Data Privacy and a good working knowledge of the laws impacting the digital provision of financial services in Hong Kong
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of providing legal advice on commercial transactions including advising on legal issues around different commercial structures, contractual structures and providing legal support in connection with commercial negotiations related to carrying out financial services in the digital environment
  • Detailed knowledge of the digital financial services market in Hong Kong and the developing approach of regulators to this developing market
  • Strong ability to prioritise
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC. Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Global Career Band than stated above.

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