To provide legal support for all aspects of Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business in Hong Kong and in the Asia Pacific region, including :
Advising on fund formation and structuring, distribution of funds in the region and the offering of investment advisory / management services to institutional clients (through Asset Management internal channels or external distributors) as well as to our clients in the Private Bank.
Dealing with queries, including from colleagues globally, relating to regulatory requirements in the Asia Pacific region.
Drafting and negotiating legal documents (including investment management agreement, investment advisory agreement, distribution agreement, confidentiality agreement, memorandum of understanding, service level agreement and so forth) and advising relevant business colleagues on the legal regulatory implications of such documents.
Conducting research on legal and regulatory issues which may have impact on Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business in Asia Pacific region and providing relevant advice and guidance to front-office colleagues.
Collaborating with GC colleagues from other divisions and countries (IB and PB) on cross-divisional projects.
Occasionally reviewing, commenting and drafting Chinese legal documents and communicating with China counterparts.
Working closely with compliance and other functional groups such as operation, tax and finance on all Asset Management related matters.
Participating in global projects with Asia Pacific elements, such as foreign domiciled funds investing into China or India, overseeing / managing external counsels and communicating and coordinating with overseas GC colleagues.
Occasional work on regional strategic and expansion initiatives.
Working closely with compliance colleagues in advising front-office colleagues and advising compliance colleagues on issues relating to marketing.
Keeping track of the latest legal and regulatory requirements and reviewing and commenting on internal policies.
4 to 7 years PQE
Hong Kong qualified preferred, but foreign lawyer with international firm experience would be considered.
Familiarity with current relevant securities regulations, in particular for Hong Kong and China, and different types of investment fund structures.
Knowledge of Asia-specific structures / requirements (such as QDII, Bond Connect, FPI and Shanghai-Hong Kong connect) would be helpful.
Some experience with M&A / Corporate transactions would be helpful.
Willingness to learn is a must.
Ability to deliver quality work under pressure.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Oral and written Chinese (Mandarin) skills are highly preferred.
Strong interpersonal skills and business sense required.