The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is an independent statutory body that regulates the activities of securities dealers, issuers and market operators such as the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd. As well as promoting the fairness, efficiency and competitiveness of the securities industry, we provide protection and education to public investors, minimize crime and reduce industry risks. We have been consistently rated the best securities regulator in Asia, and we now have opportunities for high-calibre individuals to join us.
Assistant Counsel (Advisory) - Legal Services (Ref: SCMP/AC/ADV/LSD/161104)
Employer Ref: SCMP/AC/ADV/LSD/161104
This is an excellent opportunity for a junior solicitor to join the Legal Services Division. Reporting to Senior Counsel, this role provides a challenging and interesting job opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of financial regulatory work.
You must have excellent analytical skills, with the ability to understand complex issues and give practical, well-reasoned and researched written legal advice.
You will have a good academic record, be qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong.
You should understand constitutional and administrative law and be familiar with relevant securities and companies legislation. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. Chinese language ability would be an advantage.
Knowledge of the structure and operation of the Hong Kong securities and futures industry and markets would also be an advantage.
The key focus of the role will be to act as in-house counsel advising on the performance of the Commission's statutory functions and a broad range of matters affecting the Commission. You will also gain exposure to the preparation of primary and subsidiary legislation and associated documents administered by the Commission.
Please quote the reference and apply by 18 November 2016 with details of qualifications, previous experience, current and expected salary to:
Securities & Futures Commission
35/F, Cheung Kong Center
2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
(E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
All applications will be handled in strict confidence by authorised personnel and will only be used for recruitment related purposes. Applicants who do not hear from us within six months from the application deadline may consider their applications as unsuccessful. All information on unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed after six months.