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Legal – Assistant General Counsel/ Senior Counsel, Vice President/ Assistant Vice President, Corporate and Investment Banking Legal, Treasury Services

Req #: 180008209
Location: Hong Kong, , HK
Job Category: Legal
Potential Referral Amount: 40000 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”) is seeking to hire Legal Counsel to join its Regional Legal Team to provide legal advisory and transactional support to the Bank’s Treasury Services (“TS”) business in Asia Pacific and to provide ad hoc support to the Bank’s US-based Consumer & Community Banking (“CCB”) business.
TS’s principal activities include providing cash and liquidity management products and services for multi-national corporations, non-bank financial institutions and government bodies worldwide. CCB’s business, inter alia, includes credit card services and merchant acquiring services.
As a member of the legal team for APAC Treasury Services Product, the role will primarily comprise:
  • providing primary product-aligned legal support and advice to the TS business and the CCB lines of business on a wide range of product-specific queries, non-transactional matters including conducting legal due diligence and drafting form contracts for new business and product initiatives;
  • providing cross-product coverage support and assistance on client and transactional matters including reviewing, advising and negotiating contracts and legal documentation relevant to the businesses;
  • liaising and coordinating with local, regional and global legal counter-parts and functional partners on legal, risk and regulatory issues including those concerning cross-border activities and cross-business projects;
  • analysing and assisting the TS Business to implement new TS products and services; and
  • instructing and working with outside counsel.
  • Qualified lawyer from a common law jurisdiction or local jurisdiction in any of the Asia Pacific countries with 4-10 years of post-qualification legal experience (optimally, a combination of experience as an in-house counsel in the financial services industry and as a lawyer in a mid/top tier law firm);
  • Experience in cash management, liquidity and transaction banking across geographies will be an advantage;
  • Strong drafting, negotiation and legal analytical skills;
  • Ability to communicate well and work in a cross-functional team to achieve common goals; and
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and respond to business needs and goals.
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