Asset Management – Group Integrated Functions – Legal Counsel

May 3, 2024

Asset Management – Group Integrated Functions – Legal Counsel

ReferenceLEG000600

  • Standard / Permanent
  • HK-Hong Kong (HK)-Hong Kong
  • LEGAL
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ROLE DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE

The candidate will be deployed in the APAC Regional legal team of BNP Paribas Asset Management. The candidate will be primarily responsible for co-ordinating our support in China and Taiwan but will also work with the Hong Kong-based legal team providing support across the region. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft, review, negotiate and amend various agreements such as distribution agreements, service level agreements, confidentiality agreements, outsourcing agreements, broker terms and conditions  and other non-business specific legal documentation (in relation to various areas such as HR, IT, Finance and Investments);
  • Provide sound legal advice relevant to the different business lines (to the various areas such as Sales, Investments, Compliance, HR, and Management);
  • Assist in the provision or coordination of company secretarial matters in China and Taiwan;
  • More generally, to support the Head of Legal, Asia and Senior Management across APAC;
  • Provide updates for legal and regulatory watch; and
  • The candidate will be heavily involved in managing legal work independently, in collaboration with the other lawyers of the legal team.

KEY INTERNAL / EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Internal: Group legal team, management, Client group, investment teams, HR, Finance, IT, Compliance etc
  • External: external counsel, company secretary, service providers etc

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Qualified lawyer in a commonwealth jurisdiction with at least 5 years post-qualification experience from an international reputable law firm and/or top tier financial institution. Relevant experience in fund/asset management will be considered as a major advantage;
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin (both written and spoken); and
  • Practical knowledge of the Chinese regulatory environment including FMC and Securities Company structures.