Legal Counsel - Virtual Bank / Fintech Business (PQE 5+)

Job Title: Legal Counsel - Virtual Bank / Fintech Business (PQE 5+)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH10832_1573607155
Contact Name: Christina Lau
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 13, 2019 09:05

Job Description

About Our Client
Our client is a growing Fintech company with key business focus around B2C Consumer Lending. To cope with business expansion across Greater China region, they are now looking for a Legal Counsel to support with the business' legal and compliance matters. Targeting candidates with PQE 5+ and experience from both law firms and in-house (ideally consumer lending businesses or banks).

About The Role
Dual reporting into the Head of Legal and the Business' General Manager, you will assume an independent role and be the go-to person for all matters relating to legal, regulatory and compliance. You will provide legal advice to ensure the consumer lending business are operating at minimal risk, and take initiative reviewing agreements relating to unsecured loan, financing transactions etc. You'd also support with company secretarial matters as required and working with external vendors e.g. company secretary service providers, external counsels to ensure a comprehensive legal & compliance framework is in place. As the Legal Counsel for the business, you'd also be expected to be alert with latest changes and developments relevant to the consumer lending sector and mitigate potential business risks.

The ideal candidate will hold a LLB law degree from UK/HK universities, alongside 5+ PQE from law firms and in-house environment. Prior experience working for consumer lending businesses and banking sector (familiar with HKMA / SFC regulatory and compliance matters) will be a definite advantage for this role. This role would require proficiency in both written & spoken Chinese and English. You will also demonstrate the maturity and strong influencing skills working with senior business stakeholders. You will also demonstrate the ability to prioritise multiple deadlines and with the independence working within a fast-changing environment with little supervision.

Click "Apply Now" to apply for this position or call Christina Lau at +852 3180 4934 for a confidential discussion. All information collected will be kept in strict confidence and will be used for recruitment purpose only.

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