About this role
The Head of Legal role for Greater China is to be based in Hong Kong and you will be employed by BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited.
It will be responsible for leading and managing legal issues for our business in this region (Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan), and will involve leading a dynamic team of lawyers.
You will report to the General Counsel for Asia Pacific and interact regularly with the global legal and compliance teams
The position will encompass the following key responsibilities :
As a Senior Counsel, you will provide advice to senior partners on, and supervise lawyers working on, the legal and regulatory aspects of the different parts of BLK’s business in Greater China, including product fund launches, exchange traded funds, marketing advice, and other regulatory advice
Provide supervision on the drafting of legal documentation and handle regulatory processes for fund creation / amendment
Liaise with regulators, stock exchanges and industry groups to lobby for BLK’s initiatives and respond to consultation papers
Run and lead the legal and regulatory issues associated with BLK’s expansion into new markets, particularly China
Lead the review, drafting and negotiation of agreements in support of BLK’s business operations (e.g. constitutive fund documentation, investment management agreements, derivative documentation, distribution agreements, trademark and other intellectual property licenses and brokerage service agreements, amalgamation / M&A documents etc.)
As an experienced Legal Counsel, advice and support other control functions, including Compliance and Internal Audit
Provide senior level legal advice and support with respect to the governance and control framework to ensure compliance with all regulatory and statutory obligations
Support and advise the Boards and Directors of the BLK investment management companies as appropriate.
Partner with senior compliance staff to ensure that the business understands and acts in accordance with standard methodologies for compliance with laws and regulations.
Work closely with senior offshore Legal & Compliance colleagues to ensure consistency of advice and practices
Effective engagement and management of external counsel, including cost management.
Skills and Experience Desired
15-20 years’ post qualification legal experience, particularly, in-house experience, with a focus on asset management
Self-starter with ability to manage a team of lawyers
Written and spoken Chinese (particularly Mandarin)
Strong research, analytical and project management skills with the ability to identify issues and to articulate appropriate solutions
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively influence and persuade
An ability to operate effectively and constructively in a demanding and fluid working environment handling multiple tasks
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.
Our hybrid work pilot
BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds : the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you.
In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week.
For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others.
Our One BlackRock culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work wherever you are.
The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.