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