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Primary Responsibilities: Provide legal support across the spectrum of Global Markets business in Asia Pacific, with initial emphasis on Securities Finance. The candidate will be part of the Global Markets team in the region and will be responsible for duties including the following:
Drafting and negotiating securities finance legal contracts and documentation including securities lending agreements (e.g. GMSLA, MSLA), client agreements and other related agreements;
Drafting and negotiating legal contracts for other lines of business within Global Markets (e.g. ISDA/CSA/FX agreements, transition management services agreements and electronic trading platform agreements);
Advising on applicable laws and relevant financial and bank regulations, including ongoing regulatory developments impacting the products and services;
Reviewing and advising on new products and jurisdictional and platform expansion initiatives, which may include liaising with external counsel;
Collaborating with peer lawyers in the APAC, US and EMEA regions and other business support functions within the organization (Tax, Risk, Compliance etc), and advising Center of Excellence legal team on their queries;
Creating, maintaining and managing product templates, guidelines, legal documentation summaries and external legal advice.
Licensed to practice law in US, UK or other common law jurisdiction with 5+ years of relevant legal experience in law firm and/or in-house position, preferably with experience in APAC jurisdictions (including Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, PRC or Australia);
Contract negotiations and drafting experience, sophisticated negotiation ability;
Good understanding of financial regulations and bank regulatory framework;
Working knowledge of financial concepts (e.g. taking collateral/perfection, enforcement and close-out netting);
English as a native language (another Asian language an asset but not required);
Good interpersonal skills and commercial/practical approach with ability to sustain strong relationships with clients, peers and staff;
Ability to interact with multiple levels in an organization and in multiple jurisdictions;
Keen understanding of market practice impacting the business lines in the relevant jurisdictions and ability to work with business units to achieve practical solutions within applicable regulatory and risk parameters;
Based in Hong Kong and potentially required to travel on occasion to support business needs.
The above responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work involved in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that the candidate may be expected or asked to perform. Diversity and Inclusion: As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, we consider applications for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, citizenship, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, military and veteran status, and other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Internal Number: 6454786
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