Legal Counsel, GCM Lending
Standard Chartered Bank
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
source : eFinancialCareers

Role Responsibilities


  • Manage (in consultation with others) strategy in relation to legal matters relating to the Global Credit Markets business globally.
  • Assume responsibility for GCM Lending and Leveraged Acquisition Finance matters throughout the Group's offices.
  • Strategy

  • Lead and take responsibility for providing legal advice, guidance and support to the Global Credit Markets business and associated stakeholders on all legal matters.
  • Develop thought leadership capability as a member of the Global Credit Markets Legal team.
  • Business

  • Ensure that regulatory reform / changes are appropriately assessed and managed from a Global Credit Markets Legal perspective.
  • Maintain close relationships with appropriate stakeholders (including the Global Credit Markets product Business Head, relevant individuals in the Global Credit Markets product business team, relevant individuals within the COO function and other relevant Global Credit Markets representatives) and provide them with legal advice, guidance and support.
  • Processes

  • Provide assurance to the Global Credit Markets legal team on the management of legal enforceability risk within the context of the relevant risk management system in place at the time.
  • People and Talent

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's values and Code of Conduct.
  • Promote high standards and continuing improvement across the team supporting Global Credit Markets.
  • Risk Management

  • Have an appreciation for where the management of legal enforceability risk fits within the overall risk appetite of the Bank.
  • Establish, maintain and manage effective global processes (including training, advice and support) to ensure that policies, procedures and standards addressing legal risk are effectively implemented in respect of Global Credit Markets in a context appropriate to the relevant risk management system in place at the time.
  • Governance

  • Ensure that any papers being tabled by Legal at any relevant governance committees have been reviewed from a Global Credit Markets Legal perspective.
  • Regulatory and Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across the Standard Chartered Group.
  • This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Lead the Global Credit Markets team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles.
  • Effectively collaborate, identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
  • Key Stakeholders

  • Global Credit Markets Legal members.
  • The Head of Global Credit Markets and all other members of Global Credit Markets businesses.
  • Appropriate colleagues in other functions such as CFCC, Audit, Operational Risk, Credit and Tax.
  • External law firms.
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Lead from a Global Credit Markets Legal perspective on any bank-wide projects requiring input.
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified to practice as a solicitor / attorney in a first class common law jurisdiction.
  • Experience of at least around 2 years in private practice and in-house of managing complex legal issues in an international environment at first rate institutions.
  • Experience working in-house on financing transactions at a first rate financial institution.
  • Experience with LMA and APLMA style documentation in the context of cross-border financings.
  • Sharp business acumen (including ability to assess risk and appropriate levels of return), strong leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills and multi-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Sound judgment of business practices, regulatory relationship management and reputational risk.
  • Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience.
  • Other Behavioural Attributes

  • Ability to work with senior management to develop and implement an approved strategy.
  • Ability to lead and work with a culturally diverse team across different functions and geographies.
  • Ability to collaborate and work dynamically with country, region, business and group stakeholders.
  • High level of sustained personal and team motivation.
  • High standards of professional integrity.
  • Responsibility and perseverance.
  • About Standard Chartered

    We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other.

    We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you.

    You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

    Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity , together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours .

    When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we :

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
  • In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
  • Time-off including annual, parental / maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
  • Recruitment assessments - some of our roles use assessments to help us understand how suitable you are for the role you've applied to.

    If you are invited to take an assessment, this is great news. It means your application has progressed to an important stage of our recruitment process.

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