Head of Legal - financial services

Job Title: Head of Legal - financial services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Industry: Financial Services
Reference: 49086_1641954184
Contact Name: Jessie Chan
Contact Email:

Job Description

About Our Client

My client is a growing securities firm with SFC license type 1,2,4, 6 and 9 and they are looking for a head of legal to lead a team of 4 people.

About The Role

  • Manage/supervise the legal team to perform legal review/drafting of legal documents and provide legal advice on relevant laws and regulations to all business units related to securities/ brokerage
  • Solid experience in securities brokerage and understand SFC requirements in relevant margin rules and other requirements in Securities and Futures Ordinance
  • Experience in handling funds setup and various fund structure under Cayman and BVI laws and able to give professional advice to business units when necessary
  • Working closely with compliance team and other supporting departments (ie finance; risk and operation) to provide timely support as and when necessary
  • Provide legal and regulatory advice to business management, to ensure business units are in line with relevant laws and regulatory requirements
  • Handling ad hoc duties as and when delegated by the senior management


  • University degree and/or post-graduate degree in Law, HK qualified lawyer/ admitted to practice law in a common law jurisdiction
  • Relevant work experience including a combination of experience as in-house counsel in the financial services industry
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (Chinese and English), together with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues on all levels locally and regionally
  • Full working proficiency in Mandarin is essential
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workflow in an active and multi-jurisdictional transactional environment
  • Strong sense of work responsibility and ability to lead a sizeable team
  • Ability to timely and appropriately identify and escalate issues

Click "Apply Now" to apply for this position or call Jessie Chan at +852 3180 4945 for a confidential discussion. All information collected will be kept in strict confidence and will be used for recruitment purpose only.