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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.
Prepare, negotiate and execute Traded Market Documentation
Provide regional coverage for all local HSBC sites within the Asia Pacific region.
Understand, follow and demonstrate compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business in which you are involved, specifically Internal Controls and any Compliance policy.
Create and maintain appropriate records, database systems and filing systems, ensuring that documentation information is accurately recorded on appropriate systems.
Be aware of the Operational Risk scenario associated with the role and act in a manner that takes account of operational risk considerations, including the performance of cross checking, auditing and any other internal or external controls mechanisms established for the group.
Liasing with front office, credit, compliance, back office, tax concerning derivatives documentation and associated guidelines and procedures.
Conducting meetings with the business and stakeholders and providing them with progress reports on pending negotiations, whilst working towards a mechanism to remove dormant negotiations.
Assisting with educating business people and other control groups about significant issues relating to Traded Markets documentation and in particular, mandatory margin rules.
Ensuring own and relevant team's compliance with any agreed Service Level Agreement.
Be able to provide assistance, education, discussions with other team members on technical issues and be able to share any market updates with the team.
Ensuring relevant team's adherence issues in relation to process and procedures are escalated to relevant Team Head or Regional Head.
Completing tasks delegated by relevant Team Head or Regional Head in a satisfactory manner.
University graduate with relevant experience negotiating International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreements and related or similar documentation.
Legally qualified or law degree holders.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrate competence in working with Traded Markets documentation for derivative products.
Excellent time and portfolio management skills.
Strong team player.
Ability to work effectively under pressure, tight time frames and without direct supervision.
Proactive and able to resolve bottlenecks or hold ups during negotiations.
Ability to interact effectively with members of front office, Credit department, Operations department and their associated Project Managers.
Excellent command of spoken and written English. Cantonese or Putonghua (Mandarin) or other language skills will be an advantage.
Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.
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