OKX (HK) - Senior Legal Counsel
Hong Kong
source : Happyer

Who we're looking for

With rapid expansion globally, we are looking for a highly energetic mid to senior level corporate Legal Counsel with strong litigation / regulatory experience with solid corporate skills to help with work on a local, regional and global level.

What you will be doing

  • Provide counsel and support for dispute resolution and prevention, internal investigations, risk assessments, service liability, protection of proprietary information and data;
  • liaise with external regulatory authorities and external counsel, project management over commercial litigation and mediation.

  • Provide legal advice to management and the business units of the firm in relation to corporate activities, regulatory issues, risks and compliance;
  • act as a liaison person to interact with regulators, e.g., mainly the HKMA and the SFC and their equivalents in other jurisdictions, and relevant industry associations.

  • Handle a broad range of group level legal work, including joint ventures, partnerships, investments, debt & equity financings, new markets entries, internal investigations, commercial contract review, provision of legal advice
  • Assist the General Counsel in conducting legal analyses of specific matters that arise relative to the company governance and operations.
  • Partner with the risk & compliance team to provide ongoing support in monitoring the changes in compliance arising in Hong Kong and global industry landscape, such as Money Service Operator licenses
  • Ensure that global and domestic legal template documents are fit for purposes and promote standardization across the Group
  • To keep abreast of new regulations and disseminate regulatory circulars, press releases and other regulatory developments to management, other Compliance teams and relevant stakeholders.
  • Who you are

  • Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience.
  • Degree holder in Legal (LLB / J.D.) or equivalent
  • Qualified solicitor with minimum 5-10 years PQE, ideally having exposure to both law firm and commercial environment
  • Trained and qualified in U.S., UK, Hong Kong, Australia or Singapore with solid corporate / corporate finance experience
  • Sound judgment of business practices, regulatory relationship management and reputational risk
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English & Chinese, including Mandarin
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, diplomatic and with excellent communication skills (verbal and in writing
  • Experience in Hong Kong and / or other common laws and a familiarity with PRC law
  • Ability to approach situations and challenges with a sense of humor
  • In-house experience at financial institutions an advantage
  • Experience in general fintech or TMT regulatory areas (including data privacy, cyber security, intellectual property) an advantage
  • Experience in handling PRC-related corporate matters is an advantage
  • Experience in startup is a definite advantage
  • Candidates with more experience will also be considered
  • What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Exciting industry exposure (Learn to trade crypto!) and career progression path
  • Work life balance environment
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