Legal Counsel - Fluent Mandarin

HR GO Recruitment
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assisting the Bank's Management in its responsibility for complying with all relevant regulations and also in-house Legal Counsel.

Main Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  1. Sole Lawyer and first point of contact on general legal matters across the Bank.

  2. To keep abreast of existing and incoming predominantly EU and UK legislation and regulatory changes, analysing, reporting and implementing the changes within the business.

  3. Providing wide-ranging legal advice and support to the business areas across the Bank.

  4. Working closely with the Bank's front office, suppliers and external legal advisers whenever necessary.

  5. Advising on banking agreements such as loan documentations, ISDAs, process agencies, netting agreements, debt issuances, supplier contracts etc.; and producing a suite of legal templates where appropriate.

  6. Develop and execute a Legal Risk Monitoring Plan and produce clear and timely reports highlighting areas of improvement. Carry out regular monitoring and ensure legal risks are understood within the Bank.

  7. Develop and improve Bank's legal risk procedures.

  8. Co-ordinate the sourcing of external legal advice when necessary.

  9. Co-ordinate the creation and review of a Legal Panel for the Bank.

  10. Develop and maintain strong relationships with other departments and provide appropriate advice on legal issues. Refer issues to your Line Manager as required.

  11. Assist the Head of Compliance & Legal in the planning and prioritisation of legal work.

  12. Monitor changes to legislation and regulatory rules affecting the Bank and advise management and staff of the implications of these regulatory changes.

  13. To meet objectives and deliver appropriate advice / reports / recommendations within agreed timescales.

  14. Assist in all other tasks, periodic, ad hoc or otherwise, as directed by your Line Manager.

  15. Other tasks as directed by the department Supervisor and Manager.

Skills Required:

  1. Be a qualified UK Solicitor.

  2. Be prepared to work in a challenging environment and be comfortable communicating with people of all levels and experience, including Senior Management, external Lawyers and clients.

  3. Be self-motivated, approachable, able to absorb technical information and eager to both learn and coach.

  4. Be able to balance well the guardianship and client service responsibilities and have a strong appreciation of legal risk.

  5. Demonstrate up to date knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment, relevant policy developments, awareness of global regulatory and legal developments, and have an appreciation for the approach of other legal and regulatory bodies.


Financial services regulatory experience will be advantageous.

Bilingual: spoken / written in English and Mandarin.