About The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society.

The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2019/20, the Club made a record return to the Government of HK$19.9 billion in duty and profits tax and contributed HK$0.8 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity and community donations were HK$4.5 billion.

The Club is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world's top ten charity donors. The Club is always "riding high together for a better future" with the people of Hong Kong.
香港賽馬會(「馬會」)成立於1884年,是致力建設更美好社會的世界級賽馬機構。馬會透過其結合賽馬及馬場娛樂、會員會所、有節制體育博彩及獎券,以及慈善及社區貢獻的獨特綜合營運模式,創造經濟及社會價值,並協助政府打擊非法賭博。2019/20年度,馬會透過各項博彩稅及利得稅,為政府庫房帶來破紀錄的199億港元收入,並向獎券基金撥款8億港元。另外,已審批慈善捐款達45億港元。馬會是全港最大的單一納稅機構,也是香港主要僱主之一,其慈善信託基金位列全球十大慈善捐助機構。馬會將繼續與香港市民「同心同步同進 共創更好未來」。

Legal Counsel (Employment)

The Department

Our Legal Services Department provides legal support to all business units of the Club and associated companies. The Club’s diverse business operations require the legal team to help the business units deal with complex matters by identifying risks and complications, guiding the business units around those obstacles whilst preserving the Club’s reputation and integrity.

You will:

  • Be the go-to person providing legal support to our People and Organisational Development Division and other stakeholders on a broad range of employment-related matters, including drafting and advising on contracts and other legal documents, internal policies, processes and guidelines, advising on employment matters and issues including benefits and rewards, retirement schemes, discrimination and work injury cases, and providing legal support for handling and management of labour disputes;
  • Provide legal advice and support to other business partners as assigned by Senior Legal Counsel in relation to their operation and projects, including drafting and advising on contracts and other legal documents, reviewing and advising on marketing materials and other commercial documents, and advising on legal issues arising from business operations;
  • Provide legal support for disputes, litigation, regulatory and other contentious matters involving the Club and its associated companies and manage internal reporting;
  • Provide timely, clear and practical advice and solutions that enable business partners to achieve their objectives while mitigating legal risk and balancing the interests of all stakeholders;
  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments in relation to the operations of the Club, analyse legal implications (including any changes necessary to current operations, policies and procedures), provide updates and trainings on such developments to business partners;
  • Manage engagement of counsel to ensure that high quality, efficient and cost effective external legal service is obtained.

You should:

  • have a law degree in Hong Kong or any major common law jurisdiction, and the post-graduate certificate in laws (PCLL) in Hong Kong;
  • be a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong with at least 10 years’ post qualification experience;
  • have solid experience in dispute resolution / litigation matters or general commercial matters with a focus on employment matters gained from an international law firm or in house position in a major corporation. In-house experience is preferred;
  • have good knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • have strong commercial acumen with a solution-driven approach, and be able to provide practical advice and solutions with sensitivity and alertness to wider political and practical issues relating to the Club and its operations and balancing the interests of all stakeholders;
  • have strong communication and interpersonal skills and able to liaise effectively with internal clients at all levels;
  • be able to work independently;
  • have excellent command of both English and Chinese languages (Cantonese and Mandarin), with the ability to communicate effectively and draft documents in both languages.

Terms of Employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference by clicking the Apply Now button or to: 

Fax: 2576-1987 

Mail: The Human Resources Department, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 1 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Club’s notice to employees and prospective employees relating to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. A copy of which will be provided immediately upon request.