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Legal Counsel | Fintech

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: HKD1400000 - HKD1800000 per annum, Benefits: health care, bonus
  • Job reference: ftcHKw123
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Selby Jennings, Compliance
  • Date posted: 17/04/2018
Top tier Fintech Company with excellent brand name and strong Global presence seeks APAC Legal Counsel to sit on the Legal team based in Hong Kong. This is a new position due to business expansion across Asia.

Our ideal legal candidate for this APAC Legal Counsel role should have at least 2-6 years of experience in Legal Counsel gained from leading law firms or in-house legal counsel. The Legal Counsel should have good experience in supporting a head of legal to manage the legal and compliance risks to ensure that the company is relevant to APAC legislation and in line with company values.

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Legal Counsel will include:
  • Deliver high standard legal advice and guidance from a commercial perspective
  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and support in relation to all aspects of finance as well as corporate governance and new business initiative
  • All legal contract and agreement preparation including drafting, reviewing, and negotiations, experience with license agreements and IP/IT agreements
  • Involvement with many internal functions to enable business and to mitigate and prevent legal risks by analysing proposed changes to determine the impact
  • To support and manage litigation, dispute resolution, and settlement negotiation
  • Involvement in various corporate exercises including liaising with internal and external parties
  • Any ad hoc projects in the legal counsel scope as required
Requirements of the Legal Counsel as follows:
  • Qualified Legal Counsel with 2-6 years of PQE from any jurisdiction
  • Solid legal experience and understanding of the financial industry 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
We invite all experienced Legal Counsel candidates who are keen to join this international Fintech firm to please send your applications to us or call Olivia at +65 6589 4464 for a confidential discussion. Click on apply below with your applications or email them to

Selby Jennings is a Trading Style of Phaidon International (License number 16S8194)
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