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As SME, provide strategic and business as usual legal counsel and risk analysis on the scope and application of financial crimes laws and regulations. Provide strategic counsel on the interplay and scope of various country specific financial crimes laws, leveraging local in-house and outside counsel as appropriate.
Provide deal-specific counsel on the negotiation strategy and adequacy of financial crimes-related contractual provisions in light of the financial crimes risks related to the transaction.
Report to and advise to Global Financial Crimes Legal Counsel on region-specific financial crimes legal matters, and cooperatively work with the financial crimes legal for the other regions on ensuring consistent quality and approach to legal advice.
Act as the Legal Department's representative to and provide support to FCOA team to maintain deep and broad view of the financial crimes issues and help proactively spot and address legal risks and identify gaps and inconsistencies when they may arise.
Liaise between FCOA and the broader Legal Department and/or external counsel, where appropriate
oIdentify and connect appropriate Legal and GFCD resources as needed
oParticipate in certain Legal initiatives, such as the master services agreements, etc.
oIdentify and manage external counsel relationships in a cost efficient manner.
Partner with litigation and investigations attorneys on financial crimes-related internal investigations, subpoena responses and related communications with local enforcement agencies and regulators.
Support and advise GFCD/FCOA in reports to and communications with local regulators on financial crimes-related issues.
Singapore or Hong Kong law. Additionally, qualification(s) under one jurisdiction(s) such as UK, Japan, Malaysia or other common law jurisdictions may be considered.
Post qualification experience needs to be a minimum of 10+ years' work experience acting in the capacity as either as in-house counsel with a major financial institution or at a leading law firm advising global financial institutions on regional financial crimes laws and regulations.
Deep expertise in sanctions/economic trade and the AML legislations and practices in Asia is a must.
Experience advising compliance programs, including on the development of compliance policies and procedures and risk mitigation frameworks.
Experience translating legal advice into practical and effective advice to financial institution officers and senior management.
Excellent skills in issue spotting, risk assessment, and problem-solving.
Excellent skills in written and verbal communication, and strong ability to negotiate and cooperate with globally diverse stakeholders.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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