ROLE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE
The candidate will be deployed in the APAC Regional legal team of BNP Paribas Asset Management. The Hong Kong-based legal team covers the following jurisdictions : Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.
The candidate will work for and report to the Head of Legal, APAC in Hong Kong.
Draft, review, negotiate and amend various agreements such as distribution agreements, service level agreements, confidentiality agreements, outsourcing agreements, broker terms and conditions and other non-business specific legal documentation (in relation to various areas such as HR, IT, Finance and Investments);
Provide sound legal advice relevant to the different business lines (to the various areas such as Sales, Investments, Compliance, HR, and Management);
Assist in the provision or coordination of company secretarial matters;
More generally, to support senior lawyers in the APAC Regional legal team; and
Ensure legal and regulatory watch.
The candidate will be heavily involved in managing legal work by himself / herself, in collaboration with the other lawyers of the legal teams.
KEY INTERNAL / EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS
Internal : group legal team, management, group client group, investment team, HR, IT, Compliance etc
External : external lawyer, company secretary service provider etc
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Qualified lawyer in a commonwealth jurisdiction with at least 2 years post-qualification experience from an international reputable law firm and / or top tier financial institution.
Relevant experience in fund / asset management will be considered as a major advantage;
ESSENTIAL SKILLS / COMPETENCIES (TECHNICAL / BEHAVIOURAL / LEADERSHIP)
Excellent drafting skills;
Good knowledge of APAC regulatory framework (SFC and MAS regulations);
Self-starter and good communicator; and
Willing to undertake administrative type of work besides