In order to support our team and strengthen the growth of our AMEA business, we are looking for a :
Legal & Compliance Counsel
What can you expect?
This role is to serve as a Compliance manager and Legal Counsel providing high quality, effective and efficient support to the Mercer Hong Kong Limited, Board and senior leadership across Health and Career.
Located in Hong Kong this position will be attractive to someone who is self-motivated and thrives in the intellectually challenging and stimulating atmosphere of a leading global firm.
This is a position is for an established professional individual contributor who is able to work independently with minimal supervision.
The role is also required to assist with regional and global projects of the Marsh & McLennan Companies ( MMC ) and Mercer Legal, Compliance & Public Affairs ( LCPA ) functions as necessary and may need to work with LCPA colleagues in other countries or regions.
We will count on you to :
Serve as the primary contact with relevant business regulators.
Provide prompt and practical regulatory and legal advice in support of the business.
Manage regulatory filings and notifications, including the authorization and licensing of relevant Mercer legal entities and employees.
Manage and oversee regulatory examinations / inspections.
Conduct investigations into compliance and / or ethics issues.
Where required, to carry out duties as the data privacy officer and identifying, implementing, overseeing and monitoring data privacy issues.
Develop and maintain policies and procedures to support and promote regulatory compliance and a culture of integrity.
Promote awareness and responsibility through regular communication and training, including developing and conducting regular training for Mercer personnel.
Facilitate Mercers’ risk management process, conducting risk assessments and maintaining risk registers, and organizing / managing risk committees as relevant.
Responsible for delivery of efficient contract reviews and developing policies and controls relating to contract management.
Identify potential legal, risk and compliance issues associated with new products and services and implementing appropriate measures to address these.
Conduct periodic monitoring and compliance assessments to confirm compliance with regulatory requirements and internal policies and standards.
Work with Mercer’s business and functional units to determine corrective actions for relevant issues, including Errors & Omissions and other claims against the business.
Prepare legal, risk and compliance reports for business leaders and senior members of the LCPA function, as needed.
Provide support to senior business leaders on obligations relating to their office under the general law and specific company articles with particular reference to directors.
Support M&A activity.
Proactive involvement in the activities underpinning the global objectives of the Mercer Legal and Compliance Department through participation in working groups or committees.
Select, appoint and manage external counsel as needed.
What you need to have :
Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a legal and / or compliance role in the insurance industry in Hong Kong.
Familiarity with data privacy regulations.
Prior experience working with insurance or intermediary regulators preferred.
Law or similar degree from a top university preferred.
Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Cantonese.
Strong record in planning effectively and creating value.
Ability to effectively track and give advice on new regulations and their implications on business activities.
Ability to write clear, concise and accurate reports on legal and regulatory positions, investigation results and other matters as required.
Able to support and embrace change in a fast-paced environment.
Commercially focused, culturally sensitive with excellent communication skills and business acumen.
High standard of integrity and professionalism with the ability to balance compliance with business objectives.
Highly proactive and independent with excellent multi-tasking and organization skills.
A team player who is willing to support and contribute to the wider Legal and Compliance community.
Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines and pressure, and manage time critical issues effectively and efficiently.
believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being.
Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of (NYSE : MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion.
Through its market-leading businesses including , and , Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.