A Career with Hang Seng Bank Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering...

A Career with Hang Seng Bank

Hang Seng is committed to service excellence. Our people are our most important asset and play a vital role in our efforts to continually enhance our performance for customers and provide best-in-class products and services. We seek to attract high-calibre talent by offering a dynamic working environment, good career development opportunities and competitive compensation packages.

Senior Legal Counsel

Job level Middle
Work exp 8 Years To 15 Years or above
Location Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Banking
Job function Banking / Finance > Legal / Compliance
Banking / Finance > Risk Management
Legal / Professional Services > Legal & Compliance
Published On 19/10/2016

Legal Department

Our legal function comprises legal counsels and executives of high caliber, with their respective expertise. We work as a team, with a mission to provide legal services of the highest professional standards to:

  • Facilitate the business by giving proactive, commercial and creative advice.
  • Manage legal risk; and
  • Protect the integrity and reputation of the Bank

We function as trusted legal advisers to our management and the business and other support functions that we serve. Should you join our function, you will be part of a global team, with the relevant know-how support and gain exposure to a variety of financial services and products.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our department as Senior Legal Counsel.

Principal responsibilities

  • Provide counsel and legal support on a variety of legal matters, or in a specialist area, including matters that may be complex or may have some impact
  • To be considered to be a trusted adviser to the business by ensuring that commercially sensitive, pragmatic and practical legal support and advice is provided in a cost-effective manner to assigned areas
  • Co-ordinate and manage the approach to legal risk to ensure that the business of the Group are adequately protected
  • Ensure relevant parteis are fully breifed on majore issues arising in relevant business area and major legislative changes in area of expertise
  • Build and maintain positive and effeticve relationship with panel law firms and other appropriate external parties

Requirements

  • Qualified Lawyer with relevant post qualification experience over 8-10 years
  • Experienced and confident practitioner
  • Up-to-date knowledge of developments in own industry sector
  • Ability to handle a diverse range of issues
  • Communication and inter-personal skills
  • Lateral thinking/problem solving
  • Stamina and ability to work under pressure
  • Great sense of ownership and servicing mindset to ensure efficient and effective customer service processes

To apply, please read carefully the ‘ Note on Collection of Personal Data and Information’ available in the careers page of our Hang Seng website : www.hangseng.com and send your resume via e-mail : recruit15@hangseng.com for our processing. You can also visit our website for further details about career opportunities with the Bank. Applicants who are not contacted within one month may consider their applications unsuccessful.

All information provided by applicants will be used only for recruitment purposes and will be used strictly in accordance with the Bank's personal data policies, a copy of which may be obtained by the applicant upon request. Unless otherwise instructed in writing by the applicant concerned, applicants may be considered for other suitable positions within the Bank and its related companies. The personal data of unsuccessful job applicants may be retained for a maximum of two years from the date when the job application is rejected and such data may be retained for a longer period if there is a subsisting reason that obliges the Bank to do so, after which the personal data will be destroyed.