Associate to Vice President - Legal Counsel - Hong Kong / Singapore
Hong Kong

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions : Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking).

Founded in 1925, the firm practices disciplined entrepreneurship while building on a long tradition of serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership.

Functional Overview

Mid-level (4-8 years PQE) role within Hong Kong or Singapore Legal providing (a) TMT legal support to IT divisions and other divisions' technology initiatives locally, regionally and globally, and (b) legal support to the Corporate Services and Real Estate team in Asia.

In performing such role, work closely with (i) members of relevant business / service owner of the initiative, (ii) other members of the Global IT Legal practice group and other Corporate Legal lawyers within Asia and in other regions, and (iii) local, regional and global internal stakeholders in other departments in connection with (a) and (b) such as Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, IT Security, Compliance, Data Protection, Business Continuity Management, Cloud Governance, Outsourcing Committees, and others.

Job description

  • Review, draft and negotiate technology contracts in support of the organisation's technology and digital transformation needs, which may be local, regional or global, as well as other commercial contracts including outsourcing, consultancy, market data, etc.
  • Analyze relevant issues, seek alternatives and help business resolve problems associated with technology and Corporate Real Estate and Services transactions and matters, and mitigate risk through appropriate legal documentation, transaction structures, internal operational procedures or otherwise.
  • Support the Head of IT and Real Estate Legal, Asia in negotiating and handling major global technology transactions for the firm.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate (including dealing directly with the supplier's deal team and external counsel where necessary) a variety of legal documentation for various types of transactions relating to technology and Corporate Real Estate and Services.
  • Work closely with the business / service owner and other corporate colleagues to ensure that internal due diligence processes are completed, and relevant legal, regulatory and reputational risks are escalated to senior management for consideration and approval.
  • Key Experience & Skills

  • 4-8 years PQE, preferably qualified in a common law jurisdiction
  • At least 2 years' relevant experience in TMT legal practice area
  • At least some general contract law experience required, with experience in real estate matters (including leases) being a bonus but not a must
  • Strong contract review and drafting skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Enthusiastic, passionate, flexible and eager to learn
  • Other than English, Chinese language skills (both spoken and written) is a preferable but not a must. Other language skills are a bonus.
  • Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement

    Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.


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