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Senior Regulatory Counsel | American Bank - APAC

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: RCAPR18
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Selby Jennings, Compliance
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
Top tier American Bank seeks Senior APAC Regulatory Legal Counsel to lead a new division in the bank based in Hong Kong. This is a new legal headcount due to their exceptional business performance and expansion plans and will work with existing legal and compliance teams. The role will be supporting regional APAC as a lead role and reporting into NYC.

Our ideal legal candidate for this Legal Counsel role should have at least 8 years of experience in Legal Counsel gained from leading law firms or in-house legal counsel. The Legal Counsel should have good experience of banking products and experience deal with regional regulators.

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Senior Regulatory Counsel will include:
  • Sound regional compliance and regulatory knowledge
  • Understanding of general legal activities within a banking environment
  • Liaising with senior business heads, legal and compliance team 
  • Provide comprehensive policy and regulatory advice and support in relation to all aspects of banking 
  • Develop and implement new regulatory initiatives to support global regulatory requirements
  • Involvement with many internal functions to enable business and to mitigate and prevent legal and regulatory risks
  • Involvement in various corporate exercises including liaising with internal and external parties 
  • Any ad hoc projects in the legal and regulatory counsel scope as required 
Requirements of the Legal Counsel as follows:
  • Qualified Legal Counsel with 8 years of PQE gained from leading law firms or in-house counsel
  • Banking candidates preferred
  • Sold experience dealing with senior business heads
  • able to understand business decisions and think in a strategic manor 
  • Solid legal experience and understanding of the regulatory environment and the current law relating to the financial services industry 
  • A working knowledge of banking products and services 
We invite all experienced Regulatory Counsel candidates who are keen to join this Global Bank 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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