Senior Legal Counsel (Derivatives) - Financial Services

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel (Derivatives) - Financial Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Industry: Financial Services, Legal & Company Secretarial
Reference: 49501_1645528228
Contact Name: Christina Lau
Contact Email:

Job Description

About The Client
Our client is a sizeable brokerage firm, they are now hiring a Senior Legal Counsel (with strong technical knowledge in Derivatives) to join as part of the legal and compliance team.

About The Role
Reporting into the Head of Legal & Compliance, you will:

  • Advise management team and other functional leaders on legal, risk and regulatory issues generally
  • Review and develop legal department's policies, procedures, and systems
  • Provide legal advice to business teams and work closely with front office compliance and other risk management functions
  • Liaise with external counsels as required
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and initiatives e.g. regulatory reviews and other projects


  • Bachelor or above in Law; qualified lawyer in a common law jurisdiction with 10+ years of derivatives experience in reputable international law firms
  • In-house legal experience within financial services sector will be viewed favorably
  • Good drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills; strong attention to detail and technical knowledge in derivative documentation including ISDA documents, GMRA/ GMSLA
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to interact with senior business stakeholders
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese. Fluency in Mandarin a plus

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.