Senior Lead Counsel, Fintech/Banking Services (7+ PQE)

Posted 25 February 2023
LocationHong Kong
Job type Permanent
DisciplineChief Operating Officer & Governance

Job Description

We are partnered with a fintech conglomerate, in search for a senior lawyer to take point over a key business in Hong Kong.

The ideal candidate is experienced in the financial regulatory landscape in HK and/or familiar with general banking services. Reporting line into the regional General Counsel, this is a de-facto Head role with a team expansion.

Do note that effective bilingual proficiency is necessary as stakeholder relationship is a critical element. Experience as key decision maker is valuable, and ability to function on a strategic level will be sharpened in this role.

Apply below or send in your latest CV to for a consultation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Principle legal lead for a global business line, take charge of all cross-border legal/regulatory matters, product architecture, commercial contracts.
  • Work closely with product teams and compliance/risk to on broad array of matters.
  • Manage external counsels and liaise with stakeholders across jurisdictions.
  • Collaborate at group level on business initiatives.
  • Build and manage stakeholder relationships in the interest of group business.

Key Requirements

  • Hong Kong qualified lawyer with 7+ PQE.
  • Strong foundation in financial services and banking law.
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin.
  • Ideally well-versed in financial regulatory knowledge, with experience working in retail/commercial banking.
  • Business-minded, able to negotiate and influence decision makers.
  • Annual business trips to China.