About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.
This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities
Assist in developing policies and standards for the terms on which business is conducted and for processes required to manage legal risk arising in the course of business.
Assist in developing standard form documentation for products that are offered in more than one jurisdiction, and review standard-form documentation periodically and propose changes to ensure that it remains appropriate in the light of legal, regulatory and market developments.
Assist in the review of legal opinions covering due capacity and enforceability.
Provide guidance to documentation units on acceptable amendments to approved standard form documentation and review and approve any non-standard documents or material departures from approved standard form documentation in particular cases.
Work with product specialists and relationship / sales staff, and external counsel, where applicable, to structure and document one-off transactions.
Where appropriate, and after consultation with the relevant relationship officer, communicate directly with counterparties to negotiate, or explain, contractual documents.
Assist in controlling the selection and appointment of external counsel in relation to product management and transactions.
Approve each appointment of external counsel and monitor the performance and cost of external counsel.
Provide legal advice, briefings, recommendations and reports on material legal risks and issues to business, country and functional stakeholders.
Handle all legal matters relating to the CIB business in HK, including commercial banking activities, dispute resolution / litigation and employment issues.
Work with Country Head of Legal, ensure appropriate in-country team resources, skills and capabilities to support business growth and address all legal risks.
Contributions to :
The financial security of the business
The good reputation of the Bank
Management of risk
Protection and enforceability of the Bank’s reputation and the Bank’s ability to meet legal and regulatory obligations
Legal and Compliance network
CIB / CB product specialists, sales staff and relationship managers
CIB / CB management
Legal officers in peer financial institutions
Our Ideal Candidate
Educational background to degree level
Experience in general commercial banking, including lending, trade finance and cash management
Understanding of the key features of relevant laws and regulations in the regions where relevant business is conducted (useful)
Strong analytical and innovative legal skills
Personal authority and integrity
Independence and resilience
An inquisitive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions