Head of Legal

  • Location

    Hong Kong

  • Sector:

    Banking & Financial Services

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Sunny Yung

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Head of Legal Department

Position Summary:

To manage and lead the Legal Department in overseeing the legal matters and legal risk of the Bank and its subsidiaries. To provide professional legal advice, service and support through communication and coordination with various business and support units and take up ad hoc projects as requested.


  • To manage and lead the Legal Department
  • To draft, review and negotiate full range of commercial contracts and legal documentation
  • To provide legal advice on all legal aspects of the business and products of the Bank Group
  • To manage the legal risk of the Bank and advise on legal risk management and compliance
  • To conduct legal research and update General Counsel on relevant laws and regulations, and update Senior Management and business and support units on legal and regulatory development
  • To monitor liability and other claims/dispute resolution and litigation
  • To participate in corporate projects and new product development to identify legal issues
  • To review various manuals, policies and procedures
  • To instruct and liaise with external lawyers and counsel


  • University graduate and Hong Kong admitted solicitor
  • Minimum 15 years' post-admission experience
  • Experience in a wide spectrum of general corporate, commercial and banking assignments and commercial litigation
  • High level of commercial acumen with good drafting, analytical and communication skills
  • Able to complete assignments and perform under pressure
  • Good leadership, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English and Chinese; proficiency in Putonghua is highly preferred
  • Good knowledge of MS Office applications

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