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- Implement the vision, strategy and direction of the Dispute Resolution Team ("DRT").
- Support and work in close collaboration with Greater China & North Asia (GCNA) Regional General Counsel ("RGC") and members of the Government Investigations Legal ("GIL") team in relation to Major Disputes and cross border orders
- Manage assigned Major Disputes, cross-border orders and, where appropriate, investigations, across the Group's global network.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Lead on the management of assigned Major Disputes (qualification for this category being measured by potential financial exposure and/or potential significant reputational or commercial risk), cross border orders and, where appropriate, investigations within GCNA and across the Group's global network.
- Collaborate and work closely with the GCNA RGC and the Regional Legal team supporting the management of Major Disputes, taking into account the need for consultation on regional and local legal issues, management of senior stakeholders regionally and globally and management of the risks involved. Act as a trusted and "go to" adviser and as a senior point of contact for dispute resolution related advice and expertise, particularly within GCNA.
- Provide relevant stakeholders, particularly the GCNA RGC and GIL with accurate and timely information regarding the status of assigned Major Disputes, cross-border orders and investigations.
- Assume responsibility for providing legal advice, guidance and support to stakeholders across the Group on the management and conduct of assigned Major Disputes, cross border orders and investigations.
- Anticipate and proactively provide legal advice, guidance and support for assigned projects and initiatives aimed to reduce and mitigate risk in contentious cases.
- Maintain close relationships with the Group's businesses and support functions (as DRT and RGC stakeholders), in order to provide them with relevant legal advice, guidance and support on disputes or investigations related matters (including on how to mitigate the risk of disputes arising).
- Supervise and provide necessary support to reports on their assigned matters.
Manage Employee Development and Engagement
- Promote a culture and practice of compliance with legal standards (including conducting business within legal and regulatory requirements and with high ethical standards) within the Group.
- Lead through example and build appropriate culture and values. Set an appropriate tone and expectations for reports as regards good conduct.
- Comply with the Group Code of Conduct.
- Provide leadership, management and coaching to direct reports to enable them to be fully engaged and performing to their potential.
- Ensure that reports are objectively and fairly assessed against their responsibilities and objectives, including obtaining feedback from relevant stakeholders and, working with the Global Head, Legal, Dispute Resolution to endeavour to ensure that direct reports are objectively and fairly assessed and rewarded against their responsibilities and objectives.
- Seek to support reports' development, including through training and supporting their participation in external networks.
- Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for reports.
Manage Conduct and Risk
- Engage in the process for the implementation of matter observations.
- Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's values and Code of Conduct.
- Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across the Group. This includes understanding and complying with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws and regulations of which he/she is aware or should reasonably be aware, and the Group Code of Conduct.
- Support the DRT and GCNA RGC to achieve the relevant outcomes set out in the Group's Conduct Outcomes, including Financial Crime Prevention and The Right Environment.
- Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
- Assist the Global Head, Legal, Dispute Resolution, the GCNA RGC and GIL with reporting to key risk control committees and management groups on relevant legal risks and issues, including through the drafting of relevant reports on assigned matters.
- Proactively participate in regular GCNEA Legal team meetings.
- Have an awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
- Work with any local regulators (when required to do so on assigned matters) in an open and cooperative manner.
- Where external counsel is appointed, ensure the DRT liaises with external counsel to ensure the scope of work is defined and appropriate, the quality of work is overseen effectively, legal costs are managed, and there is appropriate overall matter management.
- The remit of this role does not extend to Employment or Tax disputes.
Qualifications and Skills
- Qualified to practice as a solicitor/attorney or barrister/advocate.
- Experience of managing complex legal disputes and investigations in private practice or in-house, including within GCNA.
- Sharp business acumen (including ability to assess risk and appropriate levels of return), strong leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills and multicultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Sound judgment of business practices, regulatory relationship management and reputational risk.
- Exemplary integrity, ethics, independence and resilience.
- Proven ability to establish relationships and provide strong direction at senior levels of the Group and with external stakeholders.
How To Apply
You can search and view current opportunities across our organisation and apply immediately by visiting www.standardchartered.com and selecting Careers. To help speed up your application, please note the following:
- You will need to log in (or register if you are visiting our careers site for the first time) before you can apply for a specific role
- Some roles may require you to undertake an online talent assessment in addition to completing the application form (to facilitate this process it is preferable that you provide us with an email address as part of your contact information)
- We will ask you about your education, career history and skills and experience, it may be helpful to have this information at hand when completing your application
It usually takes 15 - 20 minutes to complete the application form; you can save your application at any time and return to complete it at your convenience.
The closing date for applications is 31/03/2017. Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.
Third Party Applications
Please note: Applications from third parties are not accepted unless by invitation.
Diversity and Inclusion
Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Standard Chartered is an equal opportunity employer. We have a meritocratic culture where each individual employee is valued and respected for who they are as a person and for what they bring to the organisation.