Legal Counsel, Employment (min 6 PQE), Global FinTech

Job Title: Legal Counsel, Employment (min 6 PQE), Global FinTech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: HKD580,000-HKD1,200,000
Reference: TL/GC/FS/HK&SH
Contact Name: Terence Lim
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 25, 2021 07:50

Job Description

  • Global brandname
  • Hong Kong and Shanghai based role
  • International scope


Our client, a leading global FinTech is seeking to onboard a Legal Counsel, Employment to cover an international scope.

The successful candidate will be based in Hong Kong or Shanghai, collaborating with Human Resources on a full spectrum of legal matters relating to employment.

A minimum of 6 PQE and local qualifications are required. Proficiency in English and Mandarin will also be essential to fulfill duties.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage legal affairs relating to employment in coordination with HR team.
  • Cover matters in global scope - UK, EU, US, LATAM, APAC regions.
  • Support legal team in employment matters involving litigation as and when required.
  • Support M&A team when employment matters arise in transactions.
  • Oversee and manage external counsels as and when needed.
  • Conduct internal courses on employment related matters.
  • Act as legal advisor for business teams on employment related issues.

Key Requirements 

  • Qualified to practice in local jurisdiction.
  • 6-10 PQE, with more than 5 years of practice in employment laws in well established law firm/MNC.
  • Business proficiency in English and fluent in Mandarin.
  • Resilient in fast-paced environment and adept at problem solving.
  • Highly competent communicator and stakeholder management across all echelons.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to navigate risks while applying pragmatic, tactical business judgements as advisor.


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