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,...

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/190412)

Job level Middle
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Central
Employment type Full Time
Industry Others
Job function Legal / Professional Services > Legal & Compliance
Legal / Professional Services > Solicitor / Attorney
Published On 27/12/2019

Ref.: SCMP/AC/ADV/LSD/190412

 

 

 

This is an excellent opportunity for a junior to mid-level solicitor to join the Legal Services Division. This role provides a challenging and interesting job opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of financial regulatory work.

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, as well as contractual arrangements to which the Commission is a party. You will also gain exposure to the preparation of primary and subsidiary legislation and associated documents administered by the Commission. You must have excellent analytical skills, with the ability to understand complex issues and give practical, well-reasoned and researched written legal advice.

You must have a good academic record and be qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong.

You should have experience of reviewing procurement contracts and other commercial agreements. You should also be familiar with relevant securities and companies legislation, and understand constitutional and administrative law.

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.

 

Please quote the reference and apply by 10 January 2020 with details of qualifications, previous experience, current and expected salary to:

Recruitment Manager

Securities & Futures Commission

35/F, Cheung Kong Center

2 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

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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.

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