Legal jobs and Compliance jobs listings

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Litigation Legal Counsel
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Banking
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

Our client is a Tier 1 investment bank who are looking for a high calibre contentious litigator.

Our client is a Tier 1 investment bank who are looking for a high calibre contentious litigator.

 

This would be dealing with all Litigation, Arbitration and Regulatory covering the APAC region with work deriving from the Asia Pacific operations which includes investment banking, securities trading and investment management.

 

Experience required for this role will include, a minimum of 6 years PQE from a leading international law firm or financial services institution. Chinese language skills both spoken and written would be an advantage.

 

Please send your CV to Michael Allen at mallen@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5743 for a confidential discussion 

Equity Derivatives Lawyer – VP
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Banking
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

A globally recognised Investment Bank is looking to bolster their already highly established global markets team with an new growth hire.

A globally recognised Investment Bank is looking to bolster their already highly established global markets team with an new growth hire.

 

The role will be dealing with all matters related with the Equities business and related documentation, dealing with all matters impacting the securities division covering local and global regulations and the opportunity to become involved in policy work.

 

You will be a qualified lawyer with at least 5 years PQE having covered Derivatives from an international law firm or as an in-house counsel. Mandarin language skills will also be an advantage.

 

Please send your CV to Michael Allen at mallen@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5743 for a confidential discussion 

 

Data Privacy Lawyer - VP
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

A leading global financial services organisation, who are looking to hire a VP to look after all Data Privacy and IT related issues for APAC.

My client is a leading global financial services organisation, who are looking to hire a VP to look after all Data Privacy and IT related issues for APAC.

 

In the role you will be responsible will include planning and implementing privacy controls and frameworks within the business, such as privacy risk assessments, direct marketing compliance, incident response, cross-border data transfers. You will also work with the global team in setting privacy policies and rolling them out across the region.

 

A successful candidate will have more than 5 years PQE from a reputable international law firm or equivalently reputable financial services firm cover IP/IT and Data Privacy issues. Languages are desirable but not a must.

 

Please send your CV to Michael Allen at mallen@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5743 for a confidential discussion 

Senior Legal Counsel - Wealth Management
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Banking
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

A tier 1 investment bank is looking to build on it’s already highly regarded Wealth Management platform.

A tier 1 investment bank is looking to build on it’s already highly regarded Wealth Management platform.

 

The role will be to advise RMs and clients on a variety of business issues, including new business initiatives, impact of regulation, account-related issues, litigation and issues relating to the structure of the business. This is a great opportunity for someone with between 8- 12 year PQE that has either a strong background in structured products & derivatives or non contentious regulatory to transition into one of the most sort after Wealth Management teams in the market.

 

You will have previous experience from a highly reputable Private Practice firm and previous in-house experience.

 

Please send your CV to Michael Allen at mallen@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5743 for a confidential discussion 

General Counsel
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

General Counsel role for a Fintech organisation with Global Coverage

I am currently mandated on a General Counsel role for a Fintech organisation with Global Coverage.

 

The role will be the firms first legal hire and initially acting as a sole counsel role, with the mandate to build out a first class legal function to support what is a fast growing online trading platform. This is a unique opportunity to work in a very entrepreneurial environment. With the use of external counsel you will help navigate the regulatory landscape of the businesses activities in different jurisdictions globally and also create a legal framework for the company.

 

The successful candidate will have experience from sales and trading, a strong understanding of regulatory issues which would effect Fintech organisations and crypto currency platforms. Private Practice and In-House experience from highly reputable Financial Services organisations with between 10-15 years PQE.

 

Please send your CV to Michael Allen at mallen@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5743 for a confidential discussion 

 

M&A/PE lawyer
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - Private Practice
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

An elite international firm, with a tier 1 corporate practice are now looking to expand their team with the hire of an M&A/PE lawyer.

I am working with a partner of an elite international firm, with a tier 1 corporate practice.

 

They are now looking to expand their team with the hire of an M&A/PE lawyer. The team is renowned for it’s outbound M&A work, and has an extensive list of clients that includes some of the largest PE houses globally by AUM and some of the largest MNCs and conglomerates in the APAC region.

 

The firm has long been established in Hong Kong and boasts a platform that is renowned for its excellence in corporate transactions and fields partners with a formidable reputation.

 

You will have at least 5 years experience post qualified experience, and have solid experience in handling M&A and or PE transactions from a notable law firm.  

 

Fluency in English is required, Chinese language skills not required but preferable.

 

Please send your CV to Sup Iyer at sup.iyer@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5745 for a confidential discussion 

 

 

 

Mid-Senior lawyer
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - Private Practice
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

A Regulatory partner at a leading international firm is looking for a mid-senior lawyer to join their team.

I am currently working with a Regulatory partner at a leading international firm that is looking for a mid-senior lawyer to join their team.

 

The work is mostly Advisory, however the team do work on contentious matters as well. They’re one of the leaders in regulatory advise in the Fintech space, and are a trusted advisor to some of the largest Financial Institutions in Asia.

 

This role offers a genuine opportunity for lawyers looking to broaden their skillsets, whilst working with a well established and top-tier practice.

 

You will have at least 3 years post qualified experience and have solid Regulatory experience behind you. Litigation lawyers looking for a more advisory role would also be of interest.

 

Chinese language skills are not required.

 

Please send your CV to Sup Iyer at sup.iyer@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5745 for a confidential discussion 

 

Junior to Mid-level Lawyer
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

A highly recognized Employment partner at a leading international firm who is looking for a junior to mid-level lawyer to join their team.

I am currently working with a highly recognized Employment partner at a leading international firm who is looking for a junior to mid-level lawyer to join their team.

 

The role will involve all aspects of employment law including non-contentious and contentious matters.

 

You will have at least 1 year of post qualified experience and have employment experience behind you. 

 

Chinese language skills are not required.

 

Please send your CV to Suki Wong at s.wong@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5744 for a confidential discussion 

 

 

Mid to Senior Level Employment Lawyer
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 15th August 2018

An European based international bank is looking for a mid to senior level employment lawyer to advise the business on all aspects of Employment Law (Contentious/Non-contentious).

An European based international bank is looking for a mid to senior level employment lawyer to advise the business on all aspects of Employment Law (Contentious/Non-contentious).

 

This lawyer will be supported by the litigation & investigation team and they will also be able to use and manage external counsel on different matters.

 

You will have at least 3 years of post-qualified experience from Private Practice or another in-house team. They will provide training and grow within the bank allowing for excellent internal growth prospects.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to further advance your career in an in-house environment.

 

Chinese language skills are not required.

 

Please send your CV to Suki Wong at s.wong@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5744 for a confidential discussion 

 

Junior-midlevel Banking Lawyer
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - Private Practice
  • Industry: Banking
  • Closing Date: 7th July 2018

A banking and finance top tier law firm is looking for a junior-midlevel banking lawyer as part of a growth hire.

I am currently working with partners of a tier-1 banking practice, that are looking for a junior-midlevel banking lawyer as part of a growth hire.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for banking lawyers looking to gain exposure to a broader scope of work. The team covers a wide variety of General Banking & Finance, Debt Finance, Derivatives and DCM work.  

 

This role offers a genuine opportunity for lawyers looking to broaden their skillsets, whilst working with a well established and top-tier practice.

 

You will have at least 1 years post qualified experience and have solid experience in handling banking & finance transactions. DCM lawyers looking to broaden their skillsets will also be considered.

 

Fluency in English is required, Chinese language skills are not required but would be preferable. 

 

 Please send your CV to Sup Iyer at sup.iyer@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5745 for a confidential discussion 

Transactional Counsel
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - Private Practice
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 4th July 2018

A brand new role in a fast-growing industry, working on cross-border transactions and issues across the region.

Our client is a market leading investment services platform that provides a broad range of investments to their clients across the APAC region.

They are now seeking to add to their growing team with the hire of a mid-level counsel, to cover a wide range of corporate transactions for the group.

The role offers a very broad exposure and is a key point of contact to the business across the region, and globally.

You will be a strong. mid-level M & A lawyer, with training and background from a top tier international law firm. Previous in-house experience is ideal but not necessary. Mandarin skills are preferred.

Please attach a CV or send to msavalani@ashford-benjamin.com, or call +852 3972 5747 to discuss.

TMT – Mid/Senior Corporate Lawyer
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - Private Practice
  • Industry: Legal
  • Closing Date: 26th June 2018

A tier-1 law firm is looking for mid-senior corporate lawyers who have had experience with deals in the TMT space, as part of a growth hire.

A tier-1 law firm is looking for mid-senior corporate lawyers who have had experience with deals in the TMT space, as part of a growth hire.

 

They are expanding their TMT practice and are looking for an ambitious lawyer to help build it out. There are robust growth prospects for the right candidate to build out their own practice with support from junior lawyers and the other partners on the team. Lawyers currently in-house looking to go back into practice will also be considered.

 

Ideally the candidate would at the minimum be able to converse in Mandarin at a business level, however, the ability to read and write as well would be highly desirable. A book of business is not required, however, candidates with a book will be considered for more senior positions.

 

Please send your CV to Sup Iyer at sup.iyer@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3972 5745 for a confidential discussion 

M&A Lawyer - Global Financial Institution
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Banking
  • Closing Date: 22nd June 2018

A very rare opportunity for an M & A lawyer to join a top tier global financial institution

Our client is a market leader in M & A, advising a plethora of high-profile clients on cutting-edge, high-value deals across the APAC region.

They are now looking to hire a strong mid-level lawyer, to advise on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions across APAC, with a particular focus on pubic M & A. The work is very broad ranging, in terms of both deal type, and location, and you will support some of the most respected deal teams in the industry. Work/life balance is very manageable, as the team extensively utilises external counsel.

You will be a strong. mid-level M & A lawyer, with training and background from a top tier international law firm. Previous in-house experience is not necessary. Mandarin skills are preferred.

Compensation is at the top level for international financial institutions.

Please send your CV to Ben Cooper at ben.cooper@ashford-benjamin.com, or call 3976 5746 for a confidential discussion.

 

Funds Lawyer - Top Tier Global Financial Institution
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • Closing Date: 19th June 2018

A rare opportunity to join one of the world's premier asset management firms, as they continue to expand across Asia.

Our client is a top tier global asset management firm, with a broad range of cutting-edge fund products.

They are now looking to further expand their legal team in Hong Kong, with a key hire of a mid-level funds lawyer to cover the APAC region. The role will cover a mix of authorised and unauthorised funds / funds and funds, including hedge funds, PE funds and mutual funds. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of very high-calibre lawyers, working on market-leading products for high-profile institutional investors. 

Please send your CV to ben.cooper@ashford-benjamin.com, or call +852 3972 5746 to discuss in more detail. 

 

Legal Counsel, Derivatives, Top Tier Global Investment Bank - NEW ROLE
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - In House
  • Industry: Banking
  • Closing Date: 20th July 2018

Brand new role for a derivatives lawyer with a top tier global bank. Chinese language skills not necessary

Our client is a top tier global investment bank with a excellent reputation in global markets.

They are now looking for a mid-level derivatives lawyer to cover a broad range of work, including OTC derivatives, structured products and other complex equities products. 

The variation of work is rare in the market and the team is exceptionally high quality, with a strong record of promoting from within. 

You will have experience of, or at least some exposure to, some of the above products from a notable law firm or other bank, and likely to be at least 2 PQE.

Chinese languages are not essential for this role and applicants from other jurisdictions are encouraged to apply.

Partner - Dispute Resolution, International Law Firm
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Category: Legal Jobs - Private Practice
  • Industry:
  • Closing Date: 28th July 2018

Partner opportunity in a fast-growing, modern and ambitious law firm - exceptionally rare job opportunity

Our client is an international law firm, with a growing presence in Asia. They are renowned by their clients for their responsive service, modern approach, and commercial acumen. 

This is a rare opportunity to join a fast-growing firm and help build a market-leading dispute resolution practice. The firm has an impressive client list, including very high-profile multi-national corporations, and only works on high-value, complex instructions. 

You will be an ambitious, dynamic lawyer with a modern, energetic approach and the ability to offer clients pragmatic, commercial advice, based on sound legal knowledge.

This role will suit either a salaried partner in another firm, or a senior associate / counsel with proven client development skills, looking for the step into partnership. A proven following is not vital, as the platform on offer will allow the right candidate to build a practice from the firm's existing clients, as well as his or her own contacts. Mandarin skills are highly regarded.

Remuneration will be very attractive for the right candidate.

To discuss further, please contact Ben Cooper on ben.cooper@ashford-benjamin.com, or on +852 3972 5746