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Senior Legal Counsel - Global Functions

Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job description

Some careers open more doors than others.

If you're looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

Global Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group's reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory. Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all global businesses and functions, the team offers a diverse range of legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.

We are currently seeking a high calibre professional to join our team as a Senior Legal Counsel.

Principal Responsibilities
  • The primary focus of the role is to ensure that consistently high-quality legal support is provided to the Markets and Securities Services (MSS) business in Singapore. This entails supporting MSS bankers and senior management, on a range of transactional and legal matters and playing a leading role on specific governance committees and taking lead roles in business-led projects and initiatives
  • With respect to the Securities Services business, the role is both advisory and transactional in nature and will support a business which is growing, high volume and with frequent demanding deadlines
  • With respect to the Markets business, the role is advisory in nature, including coordination with regional legal teams that support Markets documentation and transactions
  • The role will include direct management of any in-house FTE in this team, which is currently 3 full-time employees
  • Providing expert and professional legal advice, guidance and support to ensure that legal and reputational risks of the MSS business are proactively identified and mitigated
  • Managing a team effectively via mentoring, providing value-added guidance, being an effective escalation point and setting good leadership examples generally
  • Ensuring that the legal function serves as a proactive and strategic partner to the business
  • Coordinating and managing relationships between internal and external stakeholders, businesses and support functions such as external clients, professional advisors, product bankers and compliance and risk functions
  • Being innovative and suggesting solutions that are pragmatic and commercially sound, in addition to being legally sound, aligned with HSBC's strategy and within HSBC's risk parameters
  • Assisting with the preparation, negotiation and review of legal documentation, particularly in the Securities Services business
  • Collaborating with internal lawyers, providing support, leadership and subject matter expertise and guidance as required
  • Providing legal input on local, regional and / or global legal projects
  • Promoting the adoption of best practice and documentation standards, including representing HSBC at industry associations (as required)
  • Monitoring major legislative changes and assessing the impact of such changes on HSBC's business
  • Qualified Lawyer with 10 years' experience
  • Experienced and confident practitioner
  • Excellent transactional, negotiation and drafting skills and will have demonstrated the ability to take initiative and apply good commercial and legal judgment
  • Up-to-date knowledge of developments in own industry sector
  • Ability to handle a diverse range of issues, deal with new or unexpected situations and work under pressure, in particular for the Securities Services business
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and strong inter-personal skills
  • Lateral thinking/problem solving
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes
  • Strong execution skills and a self-starter who is able to work independently with an entrepreneurial drive
  • Ability to lead and act as an effective escalation point for team members
You'll achieve more when you join HSBC.

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