Senior Legal Counsel - Global Legal
HSBC Group
Hong Kong, China


Some careers grow faster than others. If you’re looking for a career that will give you plenty of opportunities to develop, join HSBC and your future will be rich with potential.

Global Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group’s reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory.

Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all global businesses and functions, the team offers a diverse range of legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Senior Legal Counsel . Principal responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice to HSBC Broking Securities business on legal issues and risks arising out of their business in Hong Kong
  • Working with other second line of defense functions to identify and manage the risk arising out of HSBC Broking Securities business in Hong Kong
  • Assisting and collaborating with the wider retail banking and wealth management team in wealth management matters
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for broking securities and wealth management business in Hong Kong
  • Liaising with Group and Regional Retail Banking Legal and other lines of business in Hong Kong as necessary in relation to broking securities and wealth management business in Hong Kong
  • Assist the Line Managers in ensuring that senior management are appropriately advised of material legal and regulatory developments and their implications relating to HSBC Broking Securities business in Hong Kong
  • Recommend, select and supervise outside counsel as appropriate
  • Ensure positive relationships are maintained with panel law firms and other appropriate external parties
  • Assist and collaborate with the wider retail banking and wealth management team in wealth management matters
  • Requirements

  • Qualified lawyer
  • Experienced and confident practitioner
  • Up to date knowledge of developments in own industry sector
  • Able to handle a diverse range of issues
  • Self-starter, independent with good organisational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Lateral thinking and problem solving capability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC. Candidate with less relevant experience or skills may be offered a lower Global Career Band than stated above.

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