Legal Counsel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
May 28, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Established in Asia in 2013 with a trailblazer mentality, FWD is the primary insurance business of investment group, Pacific Century Group (PCG), with minority shareholders Swiss Re Group, GIC Ventures, RRJ Capital and Hopu Investments.

FWD spans 10 markets in Asia including Hong Kong SAR & Macau SAR, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia and Cambodia. In Hong Kong, FWD offers life and medical insurance, general insurance, employee benefits, and financial planning. We focus on creating fresh customer experiences and making the insurance journey simpler, faster and smoother, with innovative propositions and easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to be a leading pan-Asian insurer by changing the way people feel about insurance.

If you are looking for a company where can fuel your inspiration and cultivate your expertise, join us on our exciting journey.

The Job
  • Primary focus: operational and regulatory support, insurance products
  • Draft insurance policy provisions and review relevant marketing materials; work with various departments involved in the product development cycle;
  • Provide legal support to all distribution channels (Tied Agency, Bancassurance, Broker and Direct);
  • Analyze and advise on the legal impact of new or changes in existing legislation and regulations concerning the businesses and operations of the Company and co-operate with Compliance to install mechanisms to monitor on-going compliance;
  • Provide support to the General Counsel with communication to regulators.
  • Provide support to the operation team to improve operational efficiency and ensure business is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Assist with complaints handling, including providing advice on written reply to customers and regulators and identifying operational deficiencies leading to complaints;
  • Assist with supervision of panel lawyer and monitor litigation cases;
  • Assist in handling other ad-hoc requirements/projects including Mergers & Acquisitions initiatives and investment related work;
  • Handle any other legal-related responsibilities assigned by AVP, Legal from time to time.

The Person
  • Qualified Hong Kong lawyer with 5 years post qualification
  • Experience in and from life insurance companies is highly preferred.
  • Familiar with Insurance Ordinance, Securities and Futures Ordinance, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance, Companies Ordinance and Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English & Chinese (including Putonghua).
  • Strong analytical and legal research skills.
  • Good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and as a team player.

We offer 5-day work, 20-22 days annual leaves, excellent learning & development opportunities and an attractive package to the right candidate.

Information collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose. The company will retain all applications no longer than 24 months of which will be destroyed thereafter. When there are vacancies in any of our subsidiaries, holding companies, associated or affiliated companies of, or companies controlled by, or under common control with the Company during that period, we may transfer your application to them for consideration of employment. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, disability or family status in employment process.

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